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selected: all reports
- occurring between 15-08-2017 00:00 and 22-08-2017 24:00 GMT/UTC

number of selected reports: 155
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 dust devil
  snow heavy snowfall/snowstorm   ice ice accumulation   avalanche avalanche   lightning damaging lightning
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table of all selected reports

tornado

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Kassari  Hiiumaa 
Estonia (58.77 N, 22.85 E) < 1 km
22-08-2017  (Tuesday)   07:40 UTC (+/- 15 min.)

based on: information from : photo or video of the event, an eye-witness report, a report on a website
occurring over: land
The funnel cloud was observed.
accompanying weather: light or moderate rain.
Two waterspouts were observed in the morning; source: witness photo report v Facebook, 22 AUG 2017;
https://s4.postimg.org/ilk7g89ul/20934878_1998004526880210_2753554094412117175_o.jpg

report status: plausibility check passed (QC0+)

contact: Kairo Kiitsak (Voluntary Observer Person) [e-mail]

tornado

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Waabs 
10 km von Barkelsby bei Eckernförde Schleswig-Holstein 
Germany (54.53 N, 9.98 E) < 10 km
20-08-2017  (Sunday)   14:20 UTC (+/- 15 min.)

based on: information from : a report received by e-mail
occurring over: land
accompanying weather: heavy rain.
"Abgerissene Äste auf Feldern. Der Tornado ereignete sich gestern in Waabs 10 km von barkelsby bei Eckernförde. 2 Freunde und ich saßen im Auto und bemerkten den Tornado er zog über die Felder ca 6 min lang und wirbelte auf dem Boden. Es war Starkregen, auf den Feldern sah man Äste die abgeknickt wurden."
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report status: as received (QC0)

contact: Andreas Friedrich (DWD - Deutscher Wetterdienst) [e-mail]

tornado

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Rhede  Niedersachsen 
Germany (53.07 N, 7.27 E) < 3 km
20-08-2017  (Sunday)   09:30 UTC (+/- 15 min.)

based on: information from : photo or video of the event, a newspaper report, 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
occurring over: land
intensity and characteristics: F1
the intensity rating was based on photograph(s) and/or video footage of the inflicted damage, an eyewitness report of the damage.
accompanying weather: heavy rain.
Schäden an Dächern, Carport angehoben und verfrachtet, Baumschäden, abziehender Ansatz einer Funnelcloud auf Fotos
https://www.noz.de/lokales/rhede/artikel/939601/windhose-richtet-groessere-schaeden-in-rhede-an-mit-video#gallery&0&0&939601
https://www.facebook.com/MeteoNordwest/

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

contact: Andreas Friedrich (DWD - Deutscher Wetterdienst) [e-mail]

severe wind

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Port-Vendres, -Cap Béar  Région Languedoc-Roussillon 
France (42.52 N, 3.13 E)
20-08-2017  (Sunday)   05:09 UTC (+/- 5 min.)

based on: information from : a report by a weather service, a report on a website
wind speed: 25.4 m/s
10-minute average wind speed: 16.0 m/s
nonconvective.
direction of movement: NW-SE
event: strong wind, low pressure area above Italy ; source: ws report Météo-France, METEOFRANCE.com, 20 AUG 2017;

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

contact: Darian Martens (Voluntary Observer Person) [e-mail]

severe wind

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Vrsar  Istarska 
Croatia (45.15 N, 13.61 E)
19-08-2017  (Saturday)   23:00 UTC (+/- 3 hrs.)

based on: information from : photo or video of the event, an eye-witness report, a report on a website, an eyewitness report of the damage
partly convective.
damage to property: mobile home damaged
damage to crops and forests: trees damaged/downed
number of people injured: 1
trees damaged/downed; mobile home damaged, one person inside it slightly injured; source: Istramet.com, "Valkanela: Stablo se srušilo na kamp kućicu i zgnječilo je, kamperi izbjegli tragediju", 20 AUG 2017;
http://www.istramet.hr/valkanela-stablo-se-srusilo-na-kamp-kucicu-i-zgnjecilo-je-kamperi-izbjegli-tragediju/

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

contact: Mario Sekulic (Voluntary Observer Person) [e-mail]

severe wind

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Mareda  Istarska 
Croatia (45.34 N, 13.55 E)
19-08-2017  (Saturday)   23:00 UTC (+/- 3 hrs.)

based on: information from : photo or video of the event, an eye-witness report, a report on a website, an eyewitness report of the damage
partly convective.
damage to crops and forests: trees damaged/downed
trees damaged/downed; source: Istramet.com, "Noćas tramontana rušila stabla, udari vjetra dostizali 130 km/h!", 20 AUG 2017;
http://www.istramet.hr/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/mareda2-1.jpg?x77227
http://www.istramet.hr/nocas-tramontana-rusila-stabla-udari-vjetra-dostizali-130-kmh/

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

contact: Mario Sekulic (Voluntary Observer Person) [e-mail]

severe wind

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Ersa, -Cap Corse  Corse 
France (43.01 N, 9.36 E)
19-08-2017  (Saturday)   20:51 UTC (+/- 5 min.)

based on: information from : a report by a weather service, a report on a website
wind speed: 25.4 m/s
10-minute average wind speed: 11.1 m/s
nonconvective.
direction of movement: SW-NE
event: strong wind, low pressure area above Italy ; source: ws report Météo-France, METEOFRANCE.com, 19 AUG 2017;

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

contact: Darian Martens (Voluntary Observer Person) [e-mail]

large hail

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Göteborg  Västra Götaland 
Sweden (57.72 N, 11.99 E)
19-08-2017  (Saturday)   16:00 UTC (+/- 30 min.)

based on: information from : photo or video of the event, an eye-witness report, a report on a website
maximum hail diameter: 2 cm
hailstone properties: oblate (squeezed ball/ellipsoid) stones, stones of clear ice.
https://web.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=841963139304914&id=100004737074574
http://www.gp.se/nyheter/g%C3%B6teborg/hagelskur-drog-in-%C3%B6ver-g%C3%B6teborg-1.4550477

report status: as received (QC0)

contact: Bartek [e-mail]

severe wind

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Naelavere  Tartumaa 
Estonia (58.59 N, 27.11 E) < 1 km
19-08-2017  (Saturday)   15:30 UTC (+/- 30 min.)

based on: information from : a report received by e-mail , photograph(s) and/or video footage of the inflicted damage, a report on a website
the intensity rating was based on photograph(s) and/or video footage of the inflicted damage, an eyewitness report of the damage, severe wind.
convective.
accompanying weather: heavy rain.
damage to property: One farmhouse roof was destroyed
damage to crops and forests: Downed trees
A thunderstorm caused damage; one roof was destroyed; some downed trees; source: witness photo report; 21 AUG 2017;
https://s4.postimg.org/3ujx1tihp/21039522_10154574328395728_1400890412_n.jpg
https://ilm.ee/kola/pildid/EMHI_Radar_Syrgavere/201708191530.jpg

report status: plausibility check passed (QC0+)

contact: Kairo Kiitsak (Voluntary Observer Person) [e-mail]

severe wind

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Alatskivi  Tartumaa 
Estonia (58.60 N, 27.13 E) < 1 km
19-08-2017  (Saturday)   15:30 UTC (+/- 30 min.)

based on: information from : an eye-witness report, a report received by e-mail , a report on a website
the intensity rating was based on an eyewitness report of the damage, severe wind.
convective.
accompanying weather: heavy rain.
damage to crops and forests: Some downed trees
Strong winds caused damage to trees during a thunderstorm; some downed trees in the park region; source: witness report v Facebook; 21 AUG 2017;

report status: plausibility check passed (QC0+)

contact: Kairo Kiitsak (Voluntary Observer Person) [e-mail]

severe wind

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Helme  Valgamaa 
Estonia (58.01 N, 25.90 E) < 1 km
19-08-2017  (Saturday)   14:45 UTC (+/- 30 min.)

based on: information from : a newspaper report, photograph(s) and/or video footage of the inflicted damage, a report on a website
the intensity rating was based on a written account of the damage (e.g. in a newspaper), photograph(s) and/or video footage of the inflicted damage, severe wind.
convective.
accompanying weather: heavy rain.
damage to property: Damaged power lines
damage to crops and forests: Lots of downed trees
Severe thunderstorm caused damage; lots of downed trees; some roads were blocked; power lines locally damaged; power cut off occurred; more than 500 households had no electricity; source: "Valgamaad laastanud torm jättis elektrita üle pooletuhande majapidamise"; Valgamaalane; 19 AUG 2017;
http://valgamaalane.postimees.ee/4216063/galerii-valgamaad-laastanud-torm-jattis-elektrita-ule-pooletuhande-majapidamise

report status: plausibility check passed (QC0+)

contact: Kairo Kiitsak (Voluntary Observer Person) [e-mail]

severe wind

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Tõrva  Valgamaa 
Estonia (58.00 N, 25.93 E) < 1 km
19-08-2017  (Saturday)   14:45 UTC (+/- 30 min.)

based on: information from : an eye-witness report, a newspaper report, photograph(s) and/or video footage of the inflicted damage, a report on a website, an eyewitness report of the damage
the intensity rating was based on a written account of the damage (e.g. in a newspaper), photograph(s) and/or video footage of the inflicted damage, severe wind.
convective.
accompanying weather: heavy rain.
damage to crops and forests: Downed trees
Severe thunderstorm caused damage; lots of downed trees; some roads were blocked; power lines locally damaged; power cut off occurred; more than 500 households had no electricity; source: "Valgamaad laastanud torm jättis elektrita üle pooletuhande majapidamise"; Valgamaalane; 19 AUG 2017;
http://valgamaalane.postimees.ee/4216083/galerii-valgamaad-laastanud-torm-jattis-elektrita-ule-pooletuhande-majapidamise?_ga=2.247056833.416117836.1503143861-1099528896.1451671135

report status: plausibility check passed (QC0+)

contact: Kairo Kiitsak (Voluntary Observer Person) [e-mail]

large hail

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Olmonty  Podlaskie 
Poland (53.08 N, 23.16 E)
19-08-2017  (Saturday)   14:45 UTC (+/- 5 min.)

based on: information from : photo or video of the event, an eye-witness report, a report on a website
maximum hail diameter: 4.0 cm
hailstone properties: spiky stones.
Eyewitness report, Facebook, 20 AUG 2017
https://web.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1234662606639242&set=a.630358753736300.1073741828.100002865443449&type=3&theater
https://scontent-waw1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/20988841_1234662606639242_1908212974566827547_o.jpg?oh=6a953e99e64edd8f4899c9c4bf071bd0&oe=5A1B7A29

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

contact: Bartek [e-mail]

severe wind

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Põdruse  Lääne-Virumaa 
Estonia (59.41 N, 26.35 E) < 1 km
19-08-2017  (Saturday)   14:00 UTC (+/- 15 min.)

based on: information from : a newspaper report, photograph(s) and/or video footage of the inflicted damage, a report on a website, an eyewitness report of the damage
the intensity rating was based on photograph(s) and/or video footage of the inflicted damage, severe wind.
convective.
accompanying weather: heavy rain.
damage to property: One roof was destroyed
damage to crops and forests: Downed trees
Strong wind gusts caused damage during the thunderstorm; it was a downburst; downed trees, one roof was destroyed; source: "Tromb viis Põdrusel sotsiaalmajalt osa katusest"; 19 AUG 2017;
http://virumaateataja.postimees.ee/4216089/tromb-viis-podrusel-sotsiaalmajalt-osa-katusest

report status: plausibility check passed (QC0+)

contact: Kairo Kiitsak (Voluntary Observer Person) [e-mail]

large hail

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Kiviõli  Ida-Virumaa 
Estonia (59.35 N, 26.97 E) < 1 km
19-08-2017  (Saturday)   14:00 UTC (+/- 30 min.)

based on: information from : photo or video of the event, an eye-witness report, a report on a website
maximum hail diameter: 4 cm
Large hail occurred during a big thunderstorm; source: witness photo reports v Facebook; 19 AUG 2017;
https://www.facebook.com/tormiinfo%20/photos/a.853612654661050.1073741826.173300089358980/1540308092658166/?type=3&theater

report status: plausibility check passed (QC0+)

contact: Kairo Kiitsak (Voluntary Observer Person) [e-mail]

large hail

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Nõmmise  Lääne-Virumaa 
Estonia (59.34 N, 26.63 E) < 1 km
19-08-2017  (Saturday)   14:00 UTC (+/- 30 min.)

based on: information from : photo or video of the event, an eye-witness report, a report on a website
maximum hail diameter: 2 cm
A cold front thunderstorm caused hailfall; source: witness video report v Facebook; 20 AUG 2017;
https://www.facebook.com/raina.rehe/videos/1511194722257127/
https://s4.postimg.org/9gf2dzh0d/20993100_1511204065589526_6262768030991587693_n.jpg

report status: plausibility check passed (QC0+)

contact: Kairo Kiitsak (Voluntary Observer Person) [e-mail]

large hail

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Stare Kostry  Podlaskie 
Poland (52.76 N, 22.58 E)
19-08-2017  (Saturday)   13:50 UTC (+/- 5 min.)

based on: information from : photo or video of the event, an eye-witness report, a report on a website
maximum hail diameter: 4.0 cm
hailstone properties: oblate (squeezed ball/ellipsoid) stones, spiky stones, porous stones.
Source: "Nawałnica w woj. podlaskim. Wiatr zrywał dachy i łamał drzewa. Grad wielkości jaj", Gazeta Współczesna, 20 AUG 2017; RAD
http://www.wspolczesna.pl/wiadomosci/wysokie-maz/a/nawalnica-w-woj-podlaskim-wiatr-zrywal-dachy-i-lamal-drzewa-grad-wielkosci-jaj-zdjecia,12401824/
https://d-pt.ppstatic.pl/kadry/k/r/1/ef/8a/5998575e2cd92_o,size,1068x623,q,71,h,85a829.jpg
https://d-pt.ppstatic.pl/k/r/1/57/84/5998575a42c87_p.jpg?1503225557

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

contact: Bartek / update: A. Surowiecki (Skywarn Polska) [e-mail]

large hail

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Ciechanowiec  Podlaskie 
Poland (52.68 N, 22.50 E)
19-08-2017  (Saturday)   13:45 UTC (+/- 5 min.)

based on: information from : photo or video of the event, an eye-witness report, a report on a website
maximum hail diameter: 3.75 cm
hailstone properties: porous stones.
Source: "Grad niszczacy wszystko na swojej drodze", TVN Kontakt24, 20 AUG 2017; also reported on YouTube; 20 AUG 2017
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fm0voBjkbsg
http://kontakt24.tvn24.pl/grad-niszczacy-wszystko-na-swojej-drodze,3262764,ugc
http://r-scale-8d.dcs.redcdn.pl/scale/o2/tvn/web-content/m/p113/i/4fa53be91b4933d536748a60458b9797/6c0b6eef-c88d-473d-bede-9bbe7df77c54_r270.jpg?type=1&srcmode=4&srcx=0%2F1&srcy=0%2F1&srcw=550&srch=309&dstw=1650&dsth=930&quality=85

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

contact: Bartek / update: A. Surowiecki (Skywarn Polska) [e-mail]

severe wind

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Simuna  Lääne-Virumaa 
Estonia (59.04 N, 26.40 E) < 1 km
19-08-2017  (Saturday)   13:35 UTC (+/- 15 min.)

based on: information from : photo or video of the event, an eye-witness report, photograph(s) and/or video footage of the inflicted damage, an eyewitness report of the damage
the intensity rating was based on photograph(s) and/or video footage of the inflicted damage, an eyewitness report of the damage, severe wind.
convective.
accompanying weather: heavy rain.
direction of movement: W-E
damage to property: Damaged buildings. power lines and greenhouses
damage to crops and forests: Lots of downed trees and damaged fields
A strong downburst occurred during the thunderstorm; lots of downed trees; some roads were blocked; traffic disrupted; damaged greenhouses; power lines locally damaged; power cut off; buildings damaged, mainly roofs; photos were taken by Kairo Kiitsak; 19 AUG 2017;
https://www.flickr.com/photos/98357279@N02/sets/72157685294287444

report status: plausibility check passed (QC0+)

contact: Kairo Kiitsak (Voluntary Observer Person) [e-mail]

heavy rain

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Simuna  Lääne-Virumaa 
Estonia (59.04 N, 26.40 E) < 1 km
19-08-2017  (Saturday)   13:35 UTC (+/- 30 min.)

based on: information from : photo or video of the event, an eye-witness report, photograph(s) and/or video footage of the inflicted damage, a damage survey by a severe weather expert, an eyewitness report of the damage
precipitation: 35 mm
duration of precipitation: 0.5 hours
convective.
damage to property: Some crops were damaged
A strong downburst occured in the region of Simuna; 35 mm of rain accumulated; source: witness reports; 19 AUG 2017;
https://youtu.be/vcVLdb-MjwE?t=144
https://www.flickr.com/photos/98357279@N02/sets/72157685294287444

report status: plausibility check passed (QC0+)

contact: Kairo Kiitsak (Voluntary Observer Person) [e-mail]

heavy rain

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Avanduse  Lääne-Virumaa 
Estonia (59.05 N, 26.42 E) < 1 km
19-08-2017  (Saturday)   13:35 UTC (+/- 30 min.)

based on: information from : an eye-witness report
precipitation: 34 mm
duration of precipitation: 0.5 hours
convective.
A strong downburst occured in the region of Avanduse; 34 mm of rain accumulated; source: witness report; 20 AUG 2017;

report status: plausibility check passed (QC0+)

contact: Kairo Kiitsak (Voluntary Observer Person) [e-mail]

severe wind

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Avanduse  Lääne-Virumaa 
Estonia (59.05 N, 26.42 E) < 1 km
19-08-2017  (Saturday)   13:35 UTC (+/- 30 min.)

based on: information from : an eye-witness report, photograph(s) and/or video footage of the inflicted damage, an eyewitness report of the damage
the intensity rating was based on photograph(s) and/or video footage of the inflicted damage, an eyewitness report of the damage, severe wind.
convective.
accompanying weather: heavy rain.
damage to property: Buildings slightly damaged
damage to crops and forests: Lots of downed trees
A strong downburst occurred during the thunderstorm; lots of downed trees; some roads were blocked; power cut off; buildings slightly damaged, mainly roofs; source: photos were taken by Kairo Kiitsak; 20 AUG 2017;
https://s4.postimg.org/i8mua6ndp/DSC_2430.jpg
https://s4.postimg.org/c8z36j2l9/DSC_2429.jpg

report status: plausibility check passed (QC0+)

contact: Kairo Kiitsak (Voluntary Observer Person) [e-mail]

severe wind

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Väike-Maarja 
Weather station Lääne-Virumaa 
Estonia (59.13 N, 26.25 E) < 1 km
19-08-2017  (Saturday)   13:35 UTC (+/- 15 min.)

based on: information from : a report by a weather service, a report on a website
the intensity rating was based on severe wind.
wind speed: 25.5 m/s
convective.
accompanying weather: heavy rain.
A strong wind gust was measured during the thunderstorm; data: Estonian Weather Service; 19 AUG 2017;
https://s4.postimg.org/8dvp3yjfh/V_ike-_Maarja.png

report status: plausibility check passed (QC0+)

contact: Kairo Kiitsak (Voluntary Observer Person) [e-mail]

severe wind

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Vao  Lääne-Virumaa 
Estonia (59.11 N, 26.19 E) < 1 km
19-08-2017  (Saturday)   13:15 UTC (+/- 30 min.)

based on: information from : a newspaper report, a report on a website
the intensity rating was based on a written account of the damage (e.g. in a newspaper).
convective.
accompanying weather: heavy rain.
damage to crops and forests: Downed trees
Strong winds caused damage during the thunderstorm; downed trees, roads locally blocked; source: "Äikesetorm andis päästjatele tublisti tööd"; 21 AUG 2017;
http://virumaateataja.postimees.ee/4216843/aikesetorm-andis-paastjatele-tublisti-tood

report status: plausibility check passed (QC0+)

contact: Kairo Kiitsak (Voluntary Observer Person) [e-mail]

dust devil

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Carnon-Plage  Région Languedoc-Roussillon 
France (43.53 N, 3.98 E)
19-08-2017  (Saturday)   13:00 UTC (+/- 3 hrs.)

based on: information from : photo or video of the event, an eye-witness report
source: Estelle Gabriel, FACEBOOK.com, 19 AUG 2017;
https://www.facebook.com/100009300614250/videos/1894100860909916/

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

contact: Darian Martens (Voluntary Observer Person) [e-mail]

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