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selected : all reports
- occurring between 08-05-2015 00:00:00 and 10-05-2015 24:00:00 GMT/UTC
- as received , report confirmed by reliable source , scientific case study

number of selected reports : 18
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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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Thessaloníki  Thessaloníki 
Greece  (40.64 N, 22.94 E)
10-05-2015  (Sunday )
14:15 UTC 

based on information from : photograph(s) and/or video footage of the inflicted damage , a report on a website , an eyewitness report of the damage , an eye-witness report , a trained storm spotter , a television or radio broadcast , photo or video of the event , a report received by e-mail
precipitation : 12 mm
duration of precipitation : 0.5 hours
convective .
total damage : Flooded houses . impassable roads
"Ποτάμια" οι δρόμοι στη Θεσσαλονίκη - ΒΙΝΤΕΟ/ Source:Thestival.gr
http://www.enikos.gr/society/315934,Potamia-oi-dromoi-sth-8essalonikh-BINTEO.html
http://www.thestival.gr/environment/item/168717-foto-akinitopoiimena-dekades-ix-stin-eo-thessalonikis-giannitson-logo-tis-entonis-broxoptosis
https://scontent-cdg.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/s720x720/11226008_10206139134014950_4230682662839076669_n.jpg?oh=35702e8b533bd85e6714d73dbccf8bca&oe=55BF3A6F

report status : report confirmed by reliable source (QC1)

contact : George Papavasileiou (Voluntary Observer Person)

large hail

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Bobowa  Małopolskie 
Poland  (49.70 N, 20.93 E)
10-05-2015  (Sunday )
14:15 UTC (+/- 5 min.)

based on information from : a report on a website , an eye-witness report , photo or video of the event , a report received by e-mail
maximum hail diameter : 2.0 cm
event duration at place of observation : 10 minutes
Hazelnut-sized hail was reported by Polscy Łowcy Burz Facebook profile; 10 MAY 2015; RAD
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Polscy-%C5%81owcy-Burz/285151827331

report status : report confirmed by reliable source (QC1)

contact : Artur Surowiecki (Skywarn Polska)

damaging lightning

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Doğanköy  Siirt Province 
Turkey  (37.75 N, 42.80 E)
10-05-2015  (Sunday )
12:00 UTC (+/- 6 hrs.)

based on information from : a newspaper report , a report on a website
lightning strike causing damage or injuries to : persons .
Number of people dead : 1.
14-yr-old girl killed by lightning strike while she was playing in a garden; source: "Küçük kızın üzerine yıldırım düştü!", INTERNET HABER, 10 MAY 2015;
http://www.internethaber.com/kucuk-kizin-uzerine-yildirim-dustu-786890h.htm

report status : report confirmed by reliable source (QC1)

contact : Thilo Kühne (ESWD management)

tornado

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Beyler  Antalya Province 
Turkey  (36.65 N, 29.87 E)
10-05-2015  (Sunday )
09:00 UTC (+/- 1 hrs.)

based on information from : a newspaper report , a report on a website , an eye-witness report , photo or video of the event
occurring over : land
Suction vortices were not observed .
tornado observed near Beyler village; additional large hail observed; source: "Elmalı'da dev hortum dehşete düşürdü", CUMHURIYET GAZETESI, 11 MAY 2015;
http://www.cumhuriyet.com.tr/haber/turkiye/273817/Elmali_da_dev_hortum_dehsete_dusurdu.html#
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQcODjck1iE

report status : report confirmed by reliable source (QC1)

contact : Thilo Kühne (ESWD management)

large hail

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Elmalı  Antalya Province 
Turkey  (36.74 N, 29.92 E)
10-05-2015  (Sunday )
09:00 UTC (+/- 1 hrs.)

based on information from : a newspaper report , a report on a website , an eye-witness report
maximum hail diameter : 4 cm
source: "Elmalı'da dev hortum dehşete düşürdü", CUMHURIYET GAZETESI, 11 MAY 2015;
http://www.cumhuriyet.com.tr/haber/turkiye/273817/Elmali_da_dev_hortum_dehsete_dusurdu.html#

report status : report confirmed by reliable source (QC1)

contact : Thilo Kühne (ESWD management)

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Ula  Muğla Province 
Turkey  (37.10 N, 28.42 E) < 3 km
10-05-2015  (Sunday )
08:20 UTC (+/- 30 min.)

based on information from : a newspaper report , a report on a website , photo or video of the event
hailstorm; significant hail layer; source: "Dolu Yağışı", HABERLER, 10 MAY 2015;
http://www.haberler.com/dolu-yagisi-7294625-haberi/

report status : report confirmed by reliable source (QC1)

contact : Thilo Kühne (ESWD management)

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Kopáni  Ioánnina 
Greece  (39.48 N, 20.85 E) < 3 km
09-05-2015  (Saturday )
15:00 UTC (+/- 15 min.)

based on information from : a report on a website , an eye-witness report , a television or radio broadcast , photo or video of the event
thickness of hail cover : 3 cm
Giorgos Amiras reports heavy hailstorm on the National Road (video).
https://www.facebook.com/giorgosamiras/videos/1652095995003500/

report status : report confirmed by reliable source (QC1)

contact : Stavros Dafis (private voluntary observer)

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Kozáni  Kozáni 
Greece  (40.30 N, 21.79 E) < 1 km
09-05-2015  (Saturday )
14:30 UTC (+/- 5 min.)

based on information from : a newspaper report , photograph(s) and/or video footage of the inflicted damage , a report on a website , an eye-witness report , a report by a weather service , a television or radio broadcast , photo or video of the event , a report received by e-mail
precipitation : 25 mm
duration of precipitation : 1 hours
convective .
damage to property : A few houses flooded
Severe storm with hail hit the city of Kozani.
http://www.kozan.gr/post/206623

report status : report confirmed by reliable source (QC1)

contact : Stavros Dafis (private voluntary observer)

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Korisós  Kastoria 
Greece  (40.50 N, 21.38 E) < 1 km
09-05-2015  (Saturday )
14:30 UTC (+/- 5 min.)

based on information from : a report on a website , an eye-witness report , a television or radio broadcast , photo or video of the event , a report received by e-mail
maximum hail diameter : 2 cm
thickness of hail cover : 3 cm
event duration at place of observation : 20 minutes
damage to crops and forests : Crops damaged
The severe storm that hit Kastoria earlier today caused damage to crops.
http://tinyurl.com/l4p4so4

report status : report confirmed by reliable source (QC1)

contact : Stavros Dafis (private voluntary observer)

large hail

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Káto Vérmion 
Karafola Imathía 
Greece  (40.55 N, 22.03 E) < 1 km
09-05-2015  (Saturday )
14:00 UTC (+/- 5 min.)

based on information from : a report on a website , an eye-witness report , a report by a weather service , a television or radio broadcast , photo or video of the event , a report received by e-mail
maximum hail diameter : 2 cm
thickness of hail cover : 5 cm
event duration at place of observation : 30 minutes
A thick layer of hail today at Kato Vermion.
http://www.veriotis.gr/2015/05/blog-post_908.html

report status : report confirmed by reliable source (QC1)

contact : Stavros Dafis (private voluntary observer)

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Galatiní  Kozani 
Greece  (40.32 N, 21.55 E) < 1 km
09-05-2015  (Saturday )
13:30 UTC (+/- 5 min.)

based on information from : a report on a website , a report by a weather service , a television or radio broadcast , photo or video of the event , a report received by e-mail
maximum hail diameter : 2 cm
thickness of hail cover : 3 cm
event duration at place of observation : 20 minutes
damage to crops and forests : Trees were damaged
A thick layer of hail today in Galatini.
http://www.kozan.gr/post/206636
http://tsotili-com.blogspot.gr/2015/05/blog-post_10.html

report status : report confirmed by reliable source (QC1)

contact : Stavros Dafis (private voluntary observer)

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Valtesiniko  Arcadia 
Greece  (37.67 N, 22.18 E) < 1 km
09-05-2015  (Saturday )
13:20 UTC (+/- 5 min.)

based on information from : a report on a website , photo or video of the event , a report received by e-mail
maximum hail diameter : 2 cm
event duration at place of observation : 15 minutes
Hailstorm damaged crops and trees at Valtesiniko.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BgyHzJ7giys

report status : report confirmed by reliable source (QC1)

contact : Stavros Dafis (private voluntary observer)

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Kípoi  Ioánnina 
Greece  (39.86 N, 20.79 E) < 1 km
09-05-2015  (Saturday )
13:00 UTC (+/- 15 min.)

based on information from : an eye-witness report , a trained storm spotter , photo or video of the event
maximum hail diameter : 2.5 cm
average hail diameter : 1.5 cm
event duration at place of observation : 20 minutes
damage to crops and forests : Trees damaged
The image shows the hail stones one hour after the end of the hail storm.
http://oi58.tinypic.com/vcqrmt.jpg

report status : report confirmed by reliable source (QC1)

contact : Stavros Dafis (private voluntary observer)

large hail

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Tegea  (Τεγέα) 
Mantineia Arcadia 
Greece  (37.45 N, 22.45 E) < 1 km
09-05-2015  (Saturday )
13:00 UTC (+/- 5 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 , a damage survey by a severe weather expert , a report by a weather service , a television or radio broadcast , a report received by e-mail
maximum hail diameter : 2 cm
event duration at place of observation : 40 minutes
damage to crops and forests : Crops completely destroyed. Trees damaged
Σφοδρή χαλαζόπτωση έπληξε το απόγευμα την Τρίπολη, με αποτέλεσμα να προκληθούν ζημιές σε καλλιέργειες στο οροπέδιο της Μαντινείας.
http://www.naftemporiki.gr/story/950764/sfodri-xalazoptosi-stin-tripoli-zimies-se-kalliergeies
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vTZNMYOojXw

report status : report confirmed by reliable source (QC1)

contact : Stavros Dafis (private voluntary observer)

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Potenza  Regione Basilicata 
Italy  (40.64 N, 15.81 E) < 3 km
09-05-2015  (Saturday )
13:00 UTC (+/- 15 min.)

based on information from : a report on a website , an eye-witness report , a report by a weather service , a television or radio broadcast , photo or video of the event , a report received by e-mail
maximum hail diameter : 2 cm
total damage : National road closed
Thick hail cover on national road. Significant hail layer;
https://www.facebook.com/MeteoNetworkPuglia/photos/a.156868386441.125412.156246336441/10152664628831442/?type=1

report status : report confirmed by reliable source (QC1)

contact : Stavros Dafis (private voluntary observer)

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Trípolis  Arcadia 
Greece  (37.51 N, 22.38 E) < 1 km
09-05-2015  (Saturday )
12:10 UTC (+/- 5 min.)

based on information from : a newspaper report , a report on a website , an eye-witness report , a report by a weather service , a television or radio broadcast , photo or video of the event , a report received by e-mail
maximum hail diameter : 2 cm
damage to crops and forests : Cros damaged
Serious damage to crops due to hail storms.
http://www.spirospero.gr/index.php/koinonia/150632-xalazi-se-megethos-karydioy-stin-tripoli-video

report status : report confirmed by reliable source (QC1)

contact : Stavros Dafis (private voluntary observer)

tornado

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Dzhubga 
over the Black Sea. Krasnodarskiy Kray 
Russian Federation  (44.27 N, 38.70 E) < 3 km
09-05-2015  (Saturday )
12:00 UTC (+/- 15 min.)

based on information from : a report on a website , an eye-witness report , photo or video of the event
occurring over : water
The funnel cloud was observed .
waterspout observed; source: Опасная погода в СНГ (RU, UA, BY, GE, KZ), 12 MAY 2015;
http://vk.com/severeweatherru?w=wall-11570669_3704
Reference : Tornadoes in the former USSR Countries, 979-2016. A.Chernokulsky, 2019 (pers.com./v.e-mail);

report status : report confirmed by reliable source (QC1)

contact : Thilo Kühne (ESWD management) / Опасная погода в СНГ (RU, UA, BY, GE, KZ)

heavy rain

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Sparone  Piemonte 
Italy  (45.41 N, 7.54 E)
08-05-2015  (Friday )
12:30 UTC (+/- 30 min.)

based on information from : a report on a website , a report by a weather service
precipitation : 56.8 mm
duration of precipitation : 4 hours
peak accumulated precipitation : 49.4 mm
duration of peak precipitation : 1 hours
6 hour accumulated precipitation : 56.8 mm
convective .
source: Radome report Météo-France, METEOFRANCE.com, 08 MAY 2015;

report status : report confirmed by reliable source (QC1)

contact : Darian Martens



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