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selected: all reports
- occurring between 23-01-2023 00:00 and 30-01-2023 24:00 GMT/UTC

number of selected reports: 43
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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avalanche

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Velka Studena valley 
Under the Grosz icefall (approximately 1700 m asl) Prešovský kraj 
Slovak Republic (49.17 N, 20.19 E) < 1 km
29-01-2023  (Sunday)
18:00 UTC (+/- 3 hrs.)

based on information from: government-based sources / administrative organisations, a report on a website
Number of people injured: 0. Number of people dead: 2.
Two climbers were buried by an avalanche and were found dead during the rescue operation.
https://hzs.sk/pad-laviny-pod-groszovym-ladopadom/

report status: report confirmed by reliable source (QC1)

contact: Tomas Pucik (ESSL Team)

avalanche

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Krakauhintermühlen 
Edelfeld [2330 m], Etrachsee Steiermark 
Austria (47.25 N, 13.96 E) < 3 km
29-01-2023  (Sunday)
10:00 UTC (+/- 15 min.)

based on information from: a television or radio broadcast, photograph(s) and/or video footage of the inflicted damage, a report on a website
average path width: 20 m
direction of movement: NNE-SSW
elevation of starting point: 2100 m
elevation difference: 500 m
Number of people injured: 1. Number of people dead: 0.
49-year old woman on ski tour got spilled by avalanched. She was seriously injured.
https://steiermark.orf.at/stories/3192352/
Reference: "Frau bei Krakau von Lawine erfasst", ORF Steiermark, 29 JAN 2023.

report status: report confirmed by reliable source (QC1)

contact: Thomas Pfeifhofer (Voluntary Observer Person)

ice accumulation

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Velká Polom 
road I/11 Moravskoslezský kraj 
Czech Republic (49.87 N, 18.10 E) < 1 km
28-01-2023  (Saturday)
19:00 UTC (+/- 15 min.)

based on information from: a newspaper report
Impacts: Road(s) impassable or closed
road temporarily closed due to glaze ice (freezing drizzle) | few traffic accidents reported
https://bruntalsky.denik.cz/nehody/stav-silnic-ms-kraj-ledovka-ms-kraj-pocasi-ms-kraj.html
Reference: "Řidiči pozor! Ledovka sevřela téměř celý kraj. Nehody celou noc, nebezpečí trvá", Bruntálský a krnovský deník.cz, 29 JAN 2023

report status: report confirmed by reliable source (QC1)

contact: Tomáš Prouza (AMS)

tornado

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Giarre  Sicilia 
Italy (37.67 N, 15.20 E) < 10 km
28-01-2023  (Saturday)
07:00 UTC (+/- 15 min.)

based on information from: an eye-witness report, a trained storm spotter, photo or video of the event, an eyewitness report of the damage, a report on a website
occurring over: water
The funnel cloud was observed.
http://stormreport.meteonetwork.it/asset/photo/15884_1674920981.0632.jpg
https://www.facebook.com/centrometeosiciliano/posts/pfbid02XB5CPNbYks8TMusG7Fie29ULzZUxCMALjWXR7ADYHCdn2KYnA73jxtJtB6otojbel

report status: report confirmed by reliable source (QC1)

contact: MeteoNetwork Pretemp

tornado

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Kalkan  Antalya Province 
Turkey (36.22 N, 29.41 E) < 3 km
27-01-2023  (Friday)
13:15 UTC (+/- 30 min.)

based on information from: a newspaper report, photo or video of the event
occurring over: water
Tornado over water
https://www.ntv.com.tr/turkiye/antalyada-denizde-hortum-olustu,zjCrr0EXxkG_GAPe-I85jg
Reference: "Antalya'da denizde hortum oluştu", NTV, 27 JAN 2023

report status: report confirmed by reliable source (QC1)

contact: Thilo Kühne (ESWD management/ESSL Team)

heavy rain

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Marmaris  Muğla Province 
Turkey (36.85 N, 28.27 E) < 5 km
27-01-2023  (Friday)
07:00 UTC (+/- 3 hrs.)

based on information from: a newspaper report, photograph(s) and/or video footage of the inflicted damage
Impacts: Road(s) impassable or closed, Farmland flooded
https://www.takvim.com.tr/galeri/guncel/muglayi-saganak-ve-firtina-vurdu-agaclar-devrildi-yollar-gole-dondu/2
Reference: TAKVIM, 27 JAN 2023

report status: report confirmed by reliable source (QC1)

contact: Thilo Kühne (ESWD management/ESSL Team)

heavy rain

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Milas  Muğla Province 
Turkey (37.32 N, 27.78 E) < 10 km
27-01-2023  (Friday)
05:00 UTC (+/- 3 hrs.)

based on information from: a newspaper report, photograph(s) and/or video footage of the inflicted damage
Impacts: Road(s) impassable or closed, Farmland flooded
https://www.takvim.com.tr/galeri/guncel/muglayi-saganak-ve-firtina-vurdu-agaclar-devrildi-yollar-gole-dondu/2
Reference: TAKVIM, 27 JAN 2023

report status: report confirmed by reliable source (QC1)

contact: Thilo Kühne (ESWD management/ESSL Team)

damaging lightning

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Torbalı  İzmir 
Turkey (38.15 N, 27.38 E) < 3 km
27-01-2023  (Friday)
03:45 UTC (+/- 30 min.)

based on information from: a newspaper report, photograph(s) and/or video footage of the inflicted damage
Impacts: Building(s) damaged, Fire as a consequence of the event
https://www.ntv.com.tr/turkiye/izmirde-binanin-catisina-yildirim-dustu,R51RaBEIo0idXBsGCKYDzQ
Reference: "İzmir'de binanın çatısına yıldırım düştü", NTV, 27 JAN 2023

report status: report confirmed by reliable source (QC1)

contact: Thilo Kühne (ESWD management/ESSL Team)

tornado

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Otranto  Puglia 
Italy (40.15 N, 18.51 E) < 5 km
26-01-2023  (Thursday)
14:40 UTC (+/- 5 min.)

based on information from: an eye-witness report, a trained storm spotter, photo or video of the event, an eyewitness report of the damage, a report on a website
occurring over: water
The funnel cloud was observed.
Prima tromba marina // First waterspout
http://stormreport.meteonetwork.it/asset/photo/15880_1674747562.3081.jpg
https://www.facebook.com/watch/?ref=saved&amp;v=1624799904702150
https://www.facebook.com/watch/?ref=saved&amp;v=1201859567125389
https://www.facebook.com/pierangelo.previtero/videos/1353503835489659/?idorvanity=250405186062447
https://www.facebook.com/groups/supermeteo.direttameteosalento/permalink/842608100175483/

report status: report confirmed by reliable source (QC1)

contact: MeteoNetwork Pretemp

tornado

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Otranto  Puglia 
Italy (40.14 N, 18.52 E) < 5 km
26-01-2023  (Thursday)
14:40 UTC (+/- 5 min.)

based on information from: an eye-witness report, a trained storm spotter, photo or video of the event, an eyewitness report of the damage, a report on a website
occurring over: water
The funnel cloud was observed.
Seconda tromba marina // Second waterspout
http://stormreport.meteonetwork.it/asset/photo/15881_1674747617.8668.jpg
https://www.facebook.com/groups/supermeteo.direttameteosalento/permalink/842608100175483/
https://www.facebook.com/watch/?ref=saved&amp;v=1624799904702150

report status: report confirmed by reliable source (QC1)

contact: MeteoNetwork Pretemp

tornado

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Lampedusa e Linosa  Sicilia 
Italy (35.56 N, 12.36 E) < 20 km
26-01-2023  (Thursday)
13:30 UTC (+/- 30 min.)

based on information from: an eye-witness report, a trained storm spotter, photo or video of the event, an eyewitness report of the damage, a report on a website
occurring over: water
The funnel cloud was observed.
Secondo waterspout documentato // Second waterspout documented
http://stormreport.meteonetwork.it/asset/photo/15882_1674820942.3242.jpg
https://www.facebook.com/watch/?ref=saved&amp;v=706737871166608

report status: report confirmed by reliable source (QC1)

contact: MeteoNetwork Pretemp

tornado

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Marathópolis 
Barlas beach area Messenia 
Greece (37.02 N, 21.58 E) < 5 km
26-01-2023  (Thursday)
09:10 UTC (+/- 30 min.)

based on information from: an eye-witness report, photo or video of the event, a report on a website
occurring over: water
The funnel cloud was observed.
A waterspout was observed. Time was based on radar data and observation time.
https://www.facebook.com/weathernewss/posts/pfbid0Qs11pnLxcfatf81oRR25c63ePb1So1Z2MkHNAA6upEa6CGZRCq5pt8wmFsyqEuE9l
https://www.mesogeiostv.gr/ydrostroviloi-stin-periochi-mparla-gargalianon-messinias/
Reference: Weather News Greece (on Facebook), 26 JAN 2023. "Υδροστρόβιλοι στην περιοχή Μπάρλα Γαργαλιάνων Μεσσηνίας", Mesogeios, 26 JAN 2023.

report status: report confirmed by reliable source (QC1)

contact: Igor Laskowski (ESWD management)

tornado

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Marathópolis 
Barlas beach area Messenia 
Greece (37.03 N, 21.57 E) < 5 km
26-01-2023  (Thursday)
09:10 UTC (+/- 30 min.)

based on information from: an eye-witness report, photo or video of the event, a report on a website
occurring over: water
The funnel cloud was observed.
A waterspout was observed. Time was based on radar data and observation time.
https://www.facebook.com/weathernewss/posts/pfbid0Qs11pnLxcfatf81oRR25c63ePb1So1Z2MkHNAA6upEa6CGZRCq5pt8wmFsyqEuE9l
https://www.mesogeiostv.gr/ydrostroviloi-stin-periochi-mparla-gargalianon-messinias/
Reference: Weather News Greece (on Facebook), 26 JAN 2023. "Υδροστρόβιλοι στην περιοχή Μπάρλα Γαργαλιάνων Μεσσηνίας", Mesogeios, 26 JAN 2023.

report status: report confirmed by reliable source (QC1)

contact: Igor Laskowski (ESWD management)

tornado

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Isola di Capo Rizzuto  (Le Castella) Calabria 
Italy (38.91 N, 17.02 E) < 10 km
26-01-2023  (Thursday)
08:15 UTC (+/- 15 min.)

based on information from: an eye-witness report, a trained storm spotter, photo or video of the event, an eyewitness report of the damage, a report on a website
occurring over: water
The funnel cloud was observed.
http://stormreport.meteonetwork.it/asset/photo/15879_1674736121.685.jpg
https://www.facebook.com/lemeraviglie.delmare.7/videos/3471503889786339/

report status: report confirmed by reliable source (QC1)

contact: MeteoNetwork Pretemp

damaging lightning

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Kalamáta  Messenia 
Greece (37.03 N, 22.09 E) < 1 km
26-01-2023  (Thursday)
05:21 UTC (+/- 1 min.)

based on information from: a television or radio broadcast, a report received by e-mail, an eye-witness report, a report by a weather service, an eyewitness report of the damage, photograph(s) and/or video footage of the inflicted damage, a report on a website
estimated peak current: 28 kA
polarity: negative
Impacts: Building(s) damaged, Fire as a consequence of the event
A lightning strike ignited a fire on a building roof in Kalamata on 26-01-2023
https://www.messinialive.gr/pyrkagia-spiti-sta-paliampela-tis-agias-triadas-se-ekseliksi-epicheirisi-tis-pyrosvestikis/
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GS2r7E5m67E&t=48s&ab_channel=Messinialive.gr
Reference: messinialive.gr, 26 JAN 2023; kachelmannwetter.com, checked: 26 JAN 2023

report status: report confirmed by reliable source (QC1)

contact: George Papavasileiou (Voluntary Observer Person) / Thilo Kühne (ESSL)

ice accumulation

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Tylov  Moravskoslezský kraj 
Czech Republic (49.93 N, 17.46 E) < 1 km
26-01-2023  (Thursday)
03:15 UTC (+/- 5 min.)

based on information from: a newspaper report, photograph(s) and/or video footage of the inflicted damage
Impacts: Road(s) impassable or closed, Tree(s) damaged
passing car was hit by broken tree | tree was broken due excessive rime and wet snow
https://bruntalsky.denik.cz/zlociny-a-soudy/nehody-stromy-bruntalsko-nadrazi-krnov.html
Reference: "Na projíždějící automobil na Bruntálsku spadl strom", Bruntálský a krnovský deník.cz, 27 JAN 2023

report status: report confirmed by reliable source (QC1)

contact: Tomáš Prouza (AMS)

large hail

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Acireale  Sicilia 
Italy (37.61 N, 15.16 E) < 3 km
25-01-2023  (Wednesday)
18:20 UTC (+/- 5 min.)

based on information from: an eye-witness report, a trained storm spotter, photo or video of the event, an eyewitness report of the damage, a report on a website
thickness of hail cover: 50 cm
Impacts: Road(s) impassable or closed, Inhabited place(s) cut off from transport infrastructure
http://stormreport.meteonetwork.it/asset/photo/15874_1674735719.7275.jpg
https://www.facebook.com/acirealesocial/posts/pfbid02QNAhrpZCFoBPmf5UkxHeMw3UfyRQBmtXjZX6JweTPfvcTZzYKxLLGuehw2b9HaAel
https://www.facebook.com/cicius.gulisano.94/posts/pfbid0gzvy2QnQuMHU6atkxLSoxDHkpFkGuKAp1SDTGkjVdQjcZ9ArMqcVrpmXiVKX4zWjl
https://www.facebook.com/salvatore.pennisi.9404/videos/731303601645465/
https://newsicilia.it/catania/cronaca/maltempo-a-catania-grandine-solidificata-in-strada-territori-acesi-i-piu-colpiti/844013?fbclid=IwAR0UP2g0KzQiFsZAecJMEfvFSm0BF-IueN04wMHSQM2mlHPtkr66Pqqb-v4

report status: report confirmed by reliable source (QC1)

contact: MeteoNetwork Pretemp

large hail

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Kími  Evoia 
Greece (38.63 N, 24.10 E) < 1 km
24-01-2023  (Tuesday)
13:35 UTC (+/- 5 min.)

based on information from: a report received by e-mail, an eye-witness report, photo or video of the event, a report on a website
maximum hail diameter: 2 cm
Large amounts of hail reported in Kymi on 24-01-2023
https://www.facebook.com/groups/75487TOMPALKONITOYAIGAIOYKYMH/posts/6416506278446268/
Reference: Stauroula Mylwna and Nikos Maroulis via Facebook

report status: report confirmed by reliable source (QC1)

contact: George Papavasileiou (Voluntary Observer Person)

tornado

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Ponza  Lazio 
Italy (40.90 N, 12.94 E) < 10 km
24-01-2023  (Tuesday)
07:00 UTC (+/- 15 min.)

based on information from: an eye-witness report, a trained storm spotter, photo or video of the event, an eyewitness report of the damage, a report on a website
occurring over: water
The funnel cloud was observed.
http://stormreport.meteonetwork.it/asset/photo/15859_1674564987.3634.jpg
https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=pfbid0X4X5iG1jHrE3ZtzGnwU2T7oikBxsnSxTVzg5ReSG8rUiFc5QozaS1TADG13t5yhPl&amp;id=100056740515941

report status: report confirmed by reliable source (QC1)

contact: MeteoNetwork Pretemp

severe wind

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Carpi  Emilia-Romagna 
Italy (44.78 N, 10.88 E) < 3 km
23-01-2023  (Monday)
15:30 UTC (+/- 30 min.)

based on information from: government-based sources / administrative organisations, an eye-witness report, an eyewitness report of the damage, photograph(s) and/or video footage of the inflicted damage, a report on a website
Impacts: Road(s) impassable or closed, Tree(s) uprooted or snapped
https://www.modenatoday.it/cronaca/ponteggi-alberi-caduti-pianura-danni-forte-vento.html
Reference: "Ponteggi e alberi caduti in pianura: i danni del forte vento", Modena Today, 23 Jan 2023

report status: report confirmed by reliable source (QC1)

contact: PRETEMP - Previsione temporali

heavy snowfall/snowstorm

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Trahütten  Steiermark 
Austria (46.83 N, 15.16 E) < 10 km
23-01-2023  (Monday)
15:00 UTC (+/- 12 hrs.)

based on information from: a television or radio broadcast, photograph(s) and/or video footage of the inflicted damage, a report on a website
Impacts: Road(s) impassable or closed, Inhabited place(s) cut off from transport infrastructure, Power transmission damaged or destroyed, Telecommunication infrastructure damaged or destroyed, Large tree branch(es) broken
Strong snowfalls causes power supply blackouts. Roads blocked and closed. Branches of trees broken, trees uprooted.
https://steiermark.orf.at/stories/3191571/
Reference: "Schnee: Weiter tausende Haushalte ohne Strom", ORF Steiermark, 25 JAN 2023.

report status: report confirmed by reliable source (QC1)

contact: Thomas Pfeifhofer (Voluntary Observer Person)

heavy snowfall/snowstorm

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Pack  Steiermark 
Austria (46.98 N, 14.98 E) < 10 km
23-01-2023  (Monday)
15:00 UTC (+/- 12 hrs.)

based on information from: a television or radio broadcast, photograph(s) and/or video footage of the inflicted damage, a report on a website
Impacts: Road(s) impassable or closed, Inhabited place(s) cut off from transport infrastructure, Power transmission damaged or destroyed, Telecommunication infrastructure damaged or destroyed, Large tree branch(es) broken
Strong snowfalls causes power supply blackouts. Roads blocked and closed. Branches of trees broken, trees uprooted.
https://steiermark.orf.at/stories/3191571/
Reference: "Schnee: Weiter tausende Haushalte ohne Strom", ORF Steiermark, 25 JAN 2023.

report status: report confirmed by reliable source (QC1)

contact: Thomas Pfeifhofer (Voluntary Observer Person)

heavy snowfall/snowstorm

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Kloster  Steiermark 
Austria (46.88 N, 15.08 E) < 10 km
23-01-2023  (Monday)
15:00 UTC (+/- 12 hrs.)

based on information from: a television or radio broadcast, photograph(s) and/or video footage of the inflicted damage, a report on a website
Impacts: Road(s) impassable or closed, Inhabited place(s) cut off from transport infrastructure, Power transmission damaged or destroyed, Telecommunication infrastructure damaged or destroyed, Large tree branch(es) broken
Strong snowfalls causes power supply blackouts. Roads blocked and closed. Branches of trees broken, trees uprooted.
https://steiermark.orf.at/stories/3191571/
Reference: "Schnee: Weiter tausende Haushalte ohne Strom", ORF Steiermark, 25 JAN 2023.

report status: report confirmed by reliable source (QC1)

contact: Thomas Pfeifhofer (Voluntary Observer Person)

heavy snowfall/snowstorm

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Soboth  Steiermark 
Austria (46.68 N, 15.08 E) < 10 km
23-01-2023  (Monday)
15:00 UTC (+/- 12 hrs.)

based on information from: a television or radio broadcast, photograph(s) and/or video footage of the inflicted damage, a report on a website
Impacts: Road(s) impassable or closed, Inhabited place(s) cut off from transport infrastructure, Power transmission damaged or destroyed, Telecommunication infrastructure damaged or destroyed, Large tree branch(es) broken
Strong snowfalls causes power supply blackouts. Roads blocked and closed. Branches of trees broken, trees uprooted.
https://steiermark.orf.at/stories/3191571/
Reference: "Schnee: Weiter tausende Haushalte ohne Strom", ORF Steiermark, 25 JAN 2023.

report status: report confirmed by reliable source (QC1)

contact: Thomas Pfeifhofer (Voluntary Observer Person)

heavy snowfall/snowstorm

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Garanas  Steiermark 
Austria (46.77 N, 15.12 E) < 10 km
23-01-2023  (Monday)
15:00 UTC (+/- 12 hrs.)

based on information from: a television or radio broadcast, photograph(s) and/or video footage of the inflicted damage, a report on a website
Impacts: Road(s) impassable or closed, Inhabited place(s) cut off from transport infrastructure, Power transmission damaged or destroyed, Telecommunication infrastructure damaged or destroyed, Large tree branch(es) broken
Strong snowfalls causes power supply blackouts. Roads blocked and closed. Branches of trees broken, trees uprooted.
https://steiermark.orf.at/stories/3191571/
Reference: "Schnee: Weiter tausende Haushalte ohne Strom", ORF Steiermark, 25 JAN 2023.

report status: report confirmed by reliable source (QC1)

contact: Thomas Pfeifhofer (Voluntary Observer Person)



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