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selected: all reports
- occurring between 11-12-2018 00:00 and 18-12-2018 24:00 GMT/UTC

number of selected reports: 32
Only the first 25 selected events are shown in the table
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tornado tornado   wind severe wind   hail large hail   rain heavy rain
  funnel funnel cloud   gustnado gustnado   devil lesser whirlwind
  snow heavy snowfall/snowstorm   ice ice accumulation   avalanche avalanche   lightning damaging lightning
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heavy rain

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Bitez  Muğla Province 
Turkey (37.03 N, 27.38 E) < 3 km
16-12-2018  (Sunday)
14:15 UTC (+/- 30 min.)

based on information from: photo or video of the event, a newspaper report, a report on a website
heavy rain. local areas flooded; roads flooded; cellars flooded; damage;
http://www.internethaber.com/bodrumu-saganak-vurdu-video-galerisi-1927336.htm
Reference: "Bodrum'u sağanak vurdu", INTERNETHABER.com, 16 DEC 2018.

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

contact: Thilo Kühne (ESWD management)

large hail

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Iráklion  Herakleion 
Greece (37.80 N, 22.72 E) < 1 km
16-12-2018  (Sunday)
02:00 UTC (+/- 15 min.)

based on information from: photo or video of the event, an eye-witness report, a report received by e-mail, a television or radio broadcast, photograph(s) and/or video footage of the inflicted damage, a report on a website, an eyewitness report of the damage
thickness of hail cover: 5 cm
Large accumulations of small hail in Heraklion caused traffic disruptions.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/metar.gr/permalink/10161144009740414/?__xts__[0]=68.ARC34MDGMDBw8eX6rH8Ylf5Pp50P88SecHpUjQfLBzbE8aNR7OGCKitbKyIf1ydKmdVyejn-LCPBMnzJgv39xwIOyOOzyHg5We1qoBOUZgF_dHgQ4M9jwii3rcj5OC61HFo7F_duMo1wbXENNaeJX9PLTAo37fwmsdk4H9ThDuLZBMkVgNjs9Ly1X__O4axXUZ7IDSX435qXfH0y7OUeoW5lJ1L81zzafXAmJdTR-XEBTrh5URQhECxXiQJjT78JuuA3PcVv9_y610HqVhUVsQs0IWeiNLQsgL7i1uwizd9iU7vWAVwjFkvbafWHtIsebVWGNcAR_IpUDZ3dXzJx3boj1zANJ83BpoY&__tn__=-UC-R
Reference: meteo.gr (on Facebook), 16 Dec 2018

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

contact: Stavros Dafis (Voluntary Observer Person)

heavy rain

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Hurmaköy  Antalya Province 
Turkey (36.87 N, 30.59 E) < 3 km
16-12-2018  (Sunday)
01:50 UTC (+/- 30 min.)

based on information from: a newspaper report, a report on a website
heavy rain. areas flooded. road/bridge blocked/closed.
http://www.internethaber.com/antalyada-kuvvetli-yagis-video-galerisi-1927334.htm?tp_ref=suggest
Reference: "Antalya’da kuvvetli yağış", INTERNETHABER.com, 16 DEC 2018.

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

contact: Thilo Kühne (ESWD management)

tornado

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Makris Gialos  Lasíthi 
Greece (35.03 N, 25.97 E) < 5 km
15-12-2018  (Saturday)
14:00 UTC 

based on information from: photo or video of the event, an eye-witness report, a report received by e-mail, a report on a website
occurring over: water
The funnel cloud was observed.
total event duration: 5 minutes
A waterspout was captured by a weather cam in South Crete
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10218282972414150&set=gm.10156092374783683&type=3&theater&ifg=1
Reference: Weather cam (on Facebook), 15 Dec 2018

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

contact: Stavros Dafis (Voluntary Observer Person)

large hail

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Pérdika  Thesprotia 
Greece (39.37 N, 20.30 E) < 1 km
15-12-2018  (Saturday)
12:00 UTC (+/- 30 min.)

based on information from: photo or video of the event, an eye-witness report, a report received by e-mail, a television or radio broadcast, a report on a website, an eyewitness report of the damage
thickness of hail cover: 5 cm
Impacts: Road(s) impassable or closed
Large accumulations of small hail in Thesprotia.
https://www.facebook.com/nikos.georgiou.585/videos/2577680102249612/
Reference: meteo.gr (on Facebook), 15 Dec 2018

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

contact: Stavros Dafis (Voluntary Observer Person)

heavy snowfall/snowstorm

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Dobroselo  Ličko-Senjska 
Croatia (44.48 N, 16.05 E) < 1 km
14-12-2018  (Friday)
22:00 UTC 

based on information from: an eye-witness report, a television or radio broadcast, a report on a website
Impacts: Road(s) impassable or closed
national road D218 Dobroselo-Bruvno closed for all traffic due to heavy snowfall and wind combination;
Reference: Traffic flow and road conditions, HAK.HR, 14 DEC 2018;

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

contact: Mario Sekulic (Voluntary Observer Person)

tornado

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Kérkyra  Kérkyra 
Greece (39.62 N, 19.92 E) < 3 km
14-12-2018  (Friday)
12:50 UTC 

based on information from: photo or video of the event, an eye-witness report, a report received by e-mail, a report on a website
occurring over: landwater
The funnel cloud was observed.
total event duration: 5 minutes
A large waterspout formed near Corfu.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10213245406068969&set=gm.10161137979290414&type=3&theater
Reference: Giannis Gasteratos (on Facebook), 14 Dec 2018

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

contact: Stavros Dafis (Voluntary Observer Person)

tornado

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Ródos  Dodekánisos 
Greece (36.44 N, 28.22 E) < 3 km
14-12-2018  (Friday)
06:39 UTC 

based on information from: photo or video of the event, an eye-witness report, a report received by e-mail, a report on a website
occurring over: water
The funnel cloud was observed.
total event duration: 5 minutes
A waterspout was formed near Karnagio, Rhodes.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1332966343512130&set=a.175526775922765&type=3&theater
Reference: Stavros Kesedakis (on Facebook), 14 Dec 2018

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

contact: Stavros Dafis (Voluntary Observer Person)

avalanche

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Tsdo 
Kazbek [Mt. 5034m] Mzcheta-Mtianetis mchare 
Georgia (42.69 N, 44.63 E) < 10 km
13-12-2018  (Thursday)
19:00 UTC (+/- 1 hrs.)

based on information from: a newspaper report
major road blocked by avalanche; road closed;
https://etokavkaz.ru/news/53485
Reference: "Военно-Грузинскую дорогу перекрыли из-за схода лавин", Это Кавказ, 14 DEC 2018.

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

contact: Thilo Kühne (ESWD management)

avalanche

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Tux 
Hintertuxer Gletscher [glacier] / Olperer [Mt. 3476m] Tirol 
Austria (47.16 N, 11.69 E) < 5 km
13-12-2018  (Thursday)
10:15 UTC (+/- 15 min.)

based on information from: a newspaper report
avalanche triggering: artificial
path length: 0.1 km
Number of people dead: 1.
41-yr-old man (skier / Czech tourist) killed by an avalanche;
https://www.tt.com/panorama/unfall/15123283/nach-verlorenem-ski-gesucht-mann-in-tux-von-lawine-erfasst-und-getoetet
https://www.tt.com/panorama/unfall/15123283/von-piste-abgekommen-41-jaehriger-starb-in-tux-unter-lawine
Reference: "Nach verlorenem Ski gesucht: Mann in Tux von Lawine erfasst und getötet", TIROLER TAGESZEITUNG, 13 DEC 2018. "Von Piste abgekommen: 41-Jähriger starb in Tux unter Lawine", TIROLER TAGESZEITUNG, 14 DEC 2018.

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

contact: Thilo Kühne (ESWD management)

heavy snowfall/snowstorm

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Humpolec 
motorway D1 Vysočina 
Czech Republic (49.55 N, 15.33 E) < 5 km
12-12-2018  (Wednesday)
14:00 UTC (+/- 15 min.)

based on information from: government-based sources / administrative organisations
Impacts: Road(s) impassable or closed
motorway D1 (between kilometers 80 - 104) became impassable due to heavy snowing and was closed in both directions for some time
http://tydenikpolicie.cz/dalnice-d1-musela-byt-kvuli-snezeni-znovu-obousmerne-uzavrena/
Reference: "Dálnice D1 musela být kvůli sněžení znovu obousměrně uzavřena", Týdeník Policie, 12 DEC 2018

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

contact: Tomáš Prouza (AMS)

avalanche

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Hochfügen 
Gilfert [Mt. 2506m] Tirol 
Austria (47.26 N, 11.75 E) < 3 km
12-12-2018  (Wednesday)
09:00 UTC (+/- 1 hrs.)

based on information from: a newspaper report
avalanche triggering: artificial
elevation of starting point: 2300 m
Number of people injured: 1. three people spilled by an avalanche; 19-yr-old man spilled completely and badly injured;
https://www.krone.at/1825093
https://www.tt.com/panorama/unfall/15118242/im-freien-skiraum-in-hochfuegen-von-schneebrett-mitgerissen
Reference: "Lawine im Zillertal: Drei Verschüttete geborgen!", KRONE, 12 DEC 2018. "Im freien Skiraum in Hochfügen von Schneebrett mitgerissen", TIROLER TAGESANZEIGER, 13 DEC 2018.

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

contact: Thilo Kühne (ESWD management)

avalanche

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Buron 
Tsmilkomkhokh [Mt. 4117m] Severnaya Osetiya-Alaniya 
Russian Federation (42.74 N, 43.97 E) < 20 km
12-12-2018  (Wednesday)
06:00 UTC (+/- 6 hrs.)

based on information from: a newspaper report, a report on a website
major road blocked by avalanche (or muiltiple events).
https://kavkaz.mk.ru/incident/2018/12/14/transkam-na-granice-s-zakavkazem-raschishhayut-ot-snega-posla-skhoda-lavin.html
Reference: "Транскам на границе с Закавказьем расчищают от снега посла схода лавин", MKRU, 13 DEC 2018.

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

contact: Thilo Kühne (ESWD management)

heavy snowfall/snowstorm

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Humpolec 
railway track No. 237 Vysočina 
Czech Republic (49.54 N, 15.36 E) < 3 km
12-12-2018  (Wednesday)
04:50 UTC (+/- 15 min.)

based on information from: a newspaper report
Impacts: Rail-/tram-/subway(s) unusable or closed, Large tree branch(es) broken
section of railway track No. 237 Humpolec - Lípa closed due to trees fallen on tracks during snowstorm
https://www.novinky.cz/domaci/491868-doprava-na-d1-kolabuje-dalnici-zasypal-snih.html
Reference: "Doprava na D1 kolabuje, dálnici zasypal sníh", Novinky.cz, 12 DEC 2018 | cd.cz

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

contact: Tomáš Prouza (AMS)

heavy snowfall/snowstorm

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Leštinka 
road II/150 Vysočina 
Czech Republic (49.67 N, 15.34 E) < 1 km
12-12-2018  (Wednesday)
01:15 UTC (+/- 15 min.)

based on information from: a newspaper report
Impacts: Road(s) impassable or closed, Large tree branch(es) broken
larger amount of heavy snow broke many trees and branches, road blocked and closed
https://www.novinky.cz/domaci/491778-v-cesku-stale-silne-snezi-nektere-silnice-jsou-neprujezdne.html
Reference: "V Česku stále silně sněží, některé silnice jsou neprůjezdné", Novinky.cz, 12 Dec 2018

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

contact: Tomáš Prouza (AMS)

heavy snowfall/snowstorm

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Horní Cerekev 
railway track No. 225 Vysočina 
Czech Republic (49.32 N, 15.33 E) < 5 km
12-12-2018  (Wednesday)
00:35 UTC (+/- 30 min.)

based on information from: a newspaper report
Impacts: Rail-/tram-/subway(s) unusable or closed, Rail-/tram-/subway infrastructure damaged, Large tree branch(es) broken
section of railway track No. 225 Horní Cerekev - Kostelec u Jihlavy closed due to trees fallen during snowstorm (trolley wire damaged)
https://www.novinky.cz/domaci/491868-doprava-na-d1-kolabuje-dalnici-zasypal-snih.html
Reference: "Doprava na D1 kolabuje, dálnici zasypal sníh", Novinky.cz, 12 DEC 2018 | cd.cz

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

contact: Tomáš Prouza (AMS)

heavy snowfall/snowstorm

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Rantířov 
railway track No. 225 Vysočina 
Czech Republic (49.41 N, 15.52 E) < 3 km
12-12-2018  (Wednesday)
00:35 UTC (+/- 30 min.)

based on information from: a newspaper report
Impacts: Rail-/tram-/subway(s) unusable or closed, Rail-/tram-/subway infrastructure damaged, Large tree branch(es) broken
section of railway track No. 225 Rantířov - Jihlava-město closed due to trees fallen during snowstorm (trolley wire damaged)
https://www.novinky.cz/domaci/491868-doprava-na-d1-kolabuje-dalnici-zasypal-snih.html
Reference: "Doprava na D1 kolabuje, dálnici zasypal sníh", Novinky.cz, 12 DEC 2018 | cd.cz

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

contact: Tomáš Prouza (AMS)

heavy snowfall/snowstorm

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Geising  Sachsen 
Germany (50.76 N, 13.79 E) < 3 km
11-12-2018  (Tuesday)
21:00 UTC (+/- 3 hrs.)

based on information from: a television or radio broadcast
heavy snowfall. trees downed. road blocked. damage.
https://www.mdr.de/sachsen/dresden/dippoldiswalde-sebnitz/schneefall-folgen-schliessung-wildpark-strassensperrung-100.html
Reference: "Winter im Osterzgebirge: Wildpark-Schließung und Straßensperrung", MITTELDEUTSCHER RUNDFUNK SACHSEN, 12 DEC 2018.

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

contact: Thilo Kühne (ESWD management)

avalanche

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Masseria 
Schneespitze [Mt. 3178m] Trentino-Alto Adige 
Italy (46.96 N, 11.26 E) < 3 km
11-12-2018  (Tuesday)
11:00 UTC (+/- 30 min.)

based on information from: a newspaper report
Number of people injured: 1. 27-yr-old man (skier) injured by avalanche;
https://ilcanavese.it/cronaca/snowboard-fuori-pista-valanga-zaino-galleggiante/
Reference: "Snowboard fuori pista: salvato dalla valanga grazie allo zaino galleggiante", IL CANAVESE, 13 DEC 2018.

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

contact: Thilo Kühne (ESWD management)

severe wind

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Muş  Muş Province 
Turkey (38.74 N, 41.50 E) < 3 km
11-12-2018  (Tuesday)
09:00 UTC (+/- 3 hrs.)

based on information from: a newspaper report, photograph(s) and/or video footage of the inflicted damage
Impacts: Damage to roof or chimney
https://www.haberturk.com/mus-haberleri/17122529-musta-siddetli-ruzgar
Reference: "Muş'ta şiddetli rüzgar ", HABER TÜRK, 11 DEC 2018;

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

contact: Thilo Kühne (ESWD management)

severe wind

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Piraziz  Giresun Province 
Turkey (40.93 N, 38.13 E) < 10 km
11-12-2018  (Tuesday)
08:00 UTC (+/- 1 hrs.)

based on information from: a newspaper report
Impacts: Power transmission damaged or destroyed, Building(s) damaged, Tree(s) uprooted or snapped
http://www.milliyet.com.tr/ordu-ve-giresun-da-siddetli-ruzgar-ordu-yerelhaber-3208905/
Reference: "Ordu Ve Giresun'da Şiddetli Rüzgar", MILLYIET, 11 DEC 2018; SAT;

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

contact: Thilo Kühne (ESWD management)

severe wind

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Aksu  Giresun Province 
Turkey (40.89 N, 38.44 E) < 1 km
11-12-2018  (Tuesday)
08:00 UTC (+/- 1 hrs.)

based on information from: a newspaper report
Impacts: Power transmission damaged or destroyed, Damage to roof or chimney
http://www.milliyet.com.tr/ordu-ve-giresun-da-siddetli-ruzgar-ordu-yerelhaber-3208905/
Reference: "Ordu Ve Giresun'da Şiddetli Rüzgar", MILLYIET, 11 DEC 2018; SAT;

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

contact: Thilo Kühne (ESWD management)

severe wind

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Giresun  Giresun Province 
Turkey (40.92 N, 38.40 E) < 5 km
11-12-2018  (Tuesday)
08:00 UTC (+/- 1 hrs.)

based on information from: a newspaper report
Impacts: Power transmission damaged or destroyed
http://www.milliyet.com.tr/ordu-ve-giresun-da-siddetli-ruzgar-ordu-yerelhaber-3208905/
Reference: "Ordu Ve Giresun'da Şiddetli Rüzgar", MILLYIET, 11 DEC 2018; SAT;

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

contact: Thilo Kühne (ESWD management)

severe wind

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Altınordu  Ordu Province 
Turkey (40.98 N, 37.88 E) < 3 km
11-12-2018  (Tuesday)
07:45 UTC (+/- 1 hrs.)

based on information from: a newspaper report
Impacts: Road(s) impassable or closed, Building(s) damaged, Damage to roof or chimney, Tree(s) uprooted or snapped
http://www.milliyet.com.tr/ordu-ve-giresun-da-siddetli-ruzgar-ordu-yerelhaber-3208905/
Reference: "Ordu Ve Giresun'da Şiddetli Rüzgar", MILLYIET, 11 DEC 2018; SAT;

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

contact: Thilo Kühne (ESWD management)

severe wind

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Karacaömer  Ordu Province 
Turkey (40.95 N, 37.89 E) < 1 km
11-12-2018  (Tuesday)
07:45 UTC (+/- 1 hrs.)

based on information from: a newspaper report, an eyewitness report of the damage
Impacts: Power transmission damaged or destroyed, Tree(s) uprooted or snapped
http://www.milliyet.com.tr/ordu-ve-giresun-da-siddetli-ruzgar-ordu-yerelhaber-3208905/
Reference: "Ordu Ve Giresun'da Şiddetli Rüzgar", MILLYIET, 11 DEC 2018; SAT;

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

contact: Thilo Kühne (ESWD management)

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