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selected: all reports
- occurring between 21-01-2015 00:00 and 28-01-2015 24:00 GMT/UTC

number of selected reports: 64
Only the first 25 selected events are shown in the table
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tornado    severe wind    large hail    heavy rain
   funnel cloud    gustnado    dust devil
   heavy snowfall/snowstorm    ice accumulation    avalanche    damaging lightning
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tornado

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Ieromonachos  (Ιερομόναχος Παξών) Kérkyra 
Greece (39.21 N, 20.18 E) < 3 km
28-01-2015  (Wednesday)   08:16 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.
accompanying weather: heavy rain.
total event duration: 5 mins.
direction of movement: SW-NE
A waterspout near the shore at Paksoi island.
http://meteo.camera/tom/28012015.php

report status: plausibility check passed (QC0+)

contact: Stavros Dafis [e-mail]

tornado

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Didim  Aydın Province 
Turkey (37.38 N, 27.29 E) < 1 km
27-01-2015  (Tuesday)   19:00 UTC (+/- 3 hrs.)

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
occurring over: land
intensity and characteristics: F1
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.
damage to property: factory areas damaged. roofs partly destroyed
total damage: damage
source: "HORTUM DİDİM SANAYİ SİTESİNİ VURDU", MILLIYET, 28 JAN 2015;
http://www.milliyet.com.tr/hortum-didim-sanayi-sitesini-vurdu-aydin-yerelhaber-593702/

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

contact: Thilo Kühne (ESWD management) [e-mail]

funnel cloud

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Astypálaia  Dodekánisos 
Greece (36.55 N, 26.35 E) < 10 km
27-01-2015  (Tuesday)   13:00 UTC (+/- 15 min.)

based on: information from : photo or video of the event, an eye-witness report, a report received by e-mail , a report on a website
Funnel cloud near of Astypalaia Dodecanese. Photo: Fasoulas Evagelos
https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xap1/t31.0-8/p180x540/10842277_652246531550841_3764966112095289440_o.jpg

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

contact: Stavros Dafis [e-mail]

tornado

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Kinéta  Attikí  
Greece (37.97 N, 23.20 E) < 10 km
27-01-2015  (Tuesday)   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 trained storm spotter
occurring over: land
Suction vortices were not observed.
The funnel cloud was observed.
accompanying weather: light or moderate rain.
direction of movement: SSW-NNE
Waterspout was observed near Kineta
http://postimg.org/image/6y0yvtyv7/

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

contact: George Papavasileiou [e-mail]

tornado

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Katákolon  Ileía 
Greece (37.62 N, 21.33 E) < 10 km
27-01-2015  (Tuesday)   06:38 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, a trained storm spotter
occurring over: water
Suction vortices were not observed.
The funnel cloud was observed.
accompanying weather: light or moderate rain.
total event duration: 8 mins.
direction of movement: ENE-WSW
Waterspout was observed near Katakolo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H82j--RhpD0

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

contact: George Papavasileiou [e-mail]

large hail

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Salamís  Piraiós Nomós 
Greece (37.97 N, 23.48 E) < 3 km
26-01-2015  (Monday)   15:20 UTC (+/- 15 min.)

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, a trained storm spotter
maximum hail diameter: 3 cm
average hail diameter: 2 cm
hailstone properties: stones of clear ice.
event duration at place of observation: 10 mins.
Large hail was reported in Salamis
http://postimg.org/image/7do9zm7vn/
http://salamina-press.blogspot.gr/2015/01/blog-post_85.html

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

contact: George Papavasileiou [e-mail]

funnel cloud

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Párga  Préveza 
Greece (39.27 N, 20.32 E) < 3 km
26-01-2015  (Monday)   11:41 UTC 

based on: information from : photo or video of the event, an eye-witness report, a report received by e-mail , a trained storm spotter
vertical development: 40% of the distance cloud-ground
Funnel cloud was recorded on webcam(metar.gr)
http://meteo.camera/tom/
http://i61.tinypic.com/ckeox.jpg

report status: plausibility check passed (QC0+)

contact: George Papavasileiou [e-mail]

avalanche

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Øvre Årdal 
Fv53 [Road]. Heirsnosi [Mt. 1469m]. Sogn og Fjordane 
Norway (61.31 N, 7.86 E) < 1 km
26-01-2015  (Monday)   06:40 UTC (+/- 30 min.)

based on: information from : a report on a website
avalanche triggering: natural
damage to property: road blocked
source: senorge.no, 26 JAN 2015;

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

contact: Thilo Kühne (ESWD management) [e-mail]

avalanche

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Menes 
Fv152 [Road]. Meneseggi [Mt. 930m]. Sogn og Fjordane 
Norway (61.27 N, 6.57 E) < 1 km
26-01-2015  (Monday)   06:25 UTC (+/- 30 min.)

based on: information from : a report on a website
avalanche triggering: natural
damage to property: road blocked
source: senorge.no, 26 JAN 2015;

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

contact: Thilo Kühne (ESWD management) [e-mail]

avalanche

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Myrland 
Fv805 [Road]. Tjeldsnesfloget [Mt. 480m]. Nordland 
Norway (68.16 N, 13.38 E) < 1 km
26-01-2015  (Monday)   05:00 UTC (+/- 1 hrs.)

based on: information from : a report on a website
avalanche triggering: natural
damage to property: road blocked
source: senorge.no, 26 JAN 2015;

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

contact: Thilo Kühne (ESWD management) [e-mail]

severe wind

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Hella  Suðurland 
Iceland (63.83 N, 20.40 W)
25-01-2015  (Sunday)   18:00 UTC 

based on: information from : a report by a weather service
wind speed: 26 m/s
10-minute average wind speed: 13 m/s
source: ws report v. Vedhurstofa Íslands (vedur.is), 25 JAN 2015;

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

contact: Thilo Kühne (ESWD management) [e-mail]

severe wind

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Laugarvatn 
Lyngdalsheidhi. Suðurland 
Iceland (64.22 N, 20.73 W)
25-01-2015  (Sunday)   16:00 UTC 

based on: information from : a report by a weather service
wind speed: 31 m/s
10-minute average wind speed: 20 m/s
direction of movement: WSW-ENE
source: ws report v. Vedhurstofa Íslands (vedur.is), 25 JAN 2015;

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

contact: Thilo Kühne (ESWD management) [e-mail]

severe wind

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Skálholt  Suðurland 
Iceland (64.12 N, 20.53 W)
25-01-2015  (Sunday)   16:00 UTC 

based on: information from : a report by a weather service
wind speed: 28 m/s
10-minute average wind speed: 15 m/s
source: ws report v. Vedhurstofa Íslands (vedur.is), 25 JAN 2015;

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

contact: Thilo Kühne (ESWD management) [e-mail]

severe wind

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Þingvellir  Suðurland 
Iceland (64.25 N, 21.12 W)
25-01-2015  (Sunday)   15:00 UTC 

based on: information from : a report by a weather service
wind speed: 27 m/s
10-minute average wind speed: 16 m/s
accompanying weather: light or moderate rain.
source: ws report v. Vedhurstofa Íslands (vedur.is), 25 JAN 2015;

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

contact: Thilo Kühne (ESWD management) [e-mail]

avalanche

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Falkert 
Moschlitzen [Mt. 2310m]. Kärnten 
Austria (46.86 N, 13.82 E) < 1 km
25-01-2015  (Sunday)   14:30 UTC (+/- 30 min.)

based on: information from : a television or radio broadcast, a report on a website
number of people dead: 1
32-yr-old man killed by an avalanche; the man was found 24 hrs after the event; source: "Ungar tot unter Lawine entdeckt", O R F - KÄRNTEN, 26 JAN 2015;
http://kaernten.orf.at/news/stories/2691334/

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

contact: Thilo Kühne (ESWD management) [e-mail]

avalanche

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Mitterbach am Erlaufsee 
Gemeindealpe [Mt. 1626m]. Niederösterreich 
Austria (47.81 N, 15.25 E) < 1 km
25-01-2015  (Sunday)   14:00 UTC (+/- 1 hrs.)

based on: information from : a television or radio broadcast, a report on a website
avalanche triggering: artificial
number of people injured: 1
27-yr-old snowboarder injured by an avalanche; source: "Snowboarder von Lawine verschüttet", O R F - NIEDERÖSTERRIECH, 26 JAN 2015;
http://noe.orf.at/news/stories/2691372/

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

contact: Thilo Kühne (ESWD management) [e-mail]

severe wind

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Þykkvibær  Suðurland 
Iceland (63.75 N, 20.62 W)
25-01-2015  (Sunday)   14:00 UTC 

based on: information from : a report by a weather service
wind speed: 29 m/s
10-minute average wind speed: 19 m/s
accompanying weather: light or moderate rain.
direction of movement: W-E
source: ws report v. Vedhurstofa Íslands (vedur.is), 25 JAN 2015;

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

contact: Thilo Kühne (ESWD management) [e-mail]

severe wind

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Eyrarbakki  Suðurland 
Iceland (63.87 N, 21.15 W)
25-01-2015  (Sunday)   14:00 UTC 

based on: information from : a report by a weather service
wind speed: 29 m/s
10-minute average wind speed: 20 m/s
direction of movement: W-E
source: ws report v. Vedhurstofa Íslands (vedur.is), 25 JAN 2015;

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

contact: Thilo Kühne (ESWD management) [e-mail]

severe wind

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Vestmannaeyjar  Suðurland 
Iceland (63.37 N, 20.21 W)
25-01-2015  (Sunday)   13:00 UTC 

based on: information from : a report by a weather service
wind speed: 26 m/s
10-minute average wind speed: 14 m/s
accompanying weather: light or moderate rain.
direction of movement: W-E
source: ws report v. Vedhurstofa Íslands (vedur.is), 25 JAN 2015;

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

contact: Thilo Kühne (ESWD management) [e-mail]

avalanche

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Foppolo 
Monte Cadelle [Mt. 2483m], Passo Dordona area. Lombardia 
Italy (46.06 N, 9.75 E) < 1 km
25-01-2015  (Sunday)   11:30 UTC (+/- 1 hrs.)

based on: information from : a newspaper report, a report on a website
path length: 0.4 km
average path width: 50 m
elevation of starting point: 2000 m
number of people injured: 1
one skier injured by an avalanche; source: "Valanga sopra Foppolo, salve 5 persone", MONTAGNA.tv, 26 JAN 2015;
http://www.montagna.tv/cms/72121/valanga-sopra-foppolo-salve-5-persone

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

contact: Thilo Kühne (ESWD management) [e-mail]

avalanche

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Bergsdalen 
Fv314 [Road]. Hordaland 
Norway (60.57 N, 5.96 E) < 3 km
25-01-2015  (Sunday)   10:20 UTC (+/- 30 min.)

based on: information from : a report on a website
avalanche triggering: natural
damage to property: road blocked
road blocked; source: senorge.no, 25 JAN 2015;

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

contact: Thilo Kühne (ESWD management) [e-mail]

avalanche

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Kranjska Gora 
Mojstrovka [Mt. 2238m] area. Jesenice 
Slovenia (46.43 N, 13.73 E) < 1 km
25-01-2015  (Sunday)   10:00 UTC (+/- 1 hrs.)

based on: information from : a television or radio broadcast, a report on a website
number of people injured: 1
51-yr-old ski tourer injured by an avalanche; source: "Niederösterreicher von Lawine verschüttet", O R F, 25 JAN 2015;
http://noe.orf.at/news/stories/2691248/

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

contact: Thilo Kühne (ESWD management) [e-mail]

avalanche

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Ceillac 
Massif du Queyras [Mts. 3320m] area. Région Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur 
France (44.82 N, 6.79 E) < 3 km
24-01-2015  (Saturday)   13:00 UTC (+/- 1 hrs.)

based on: information from : a newspaper report, a television or radio broadcast, a report on a website
elevation of starting point: 2500 m
number of people dead: 6
six skier (four men and two women in their 50s-70s) killed by an avalanche in Massif du Queyras area; source: "Hautes-Alpes : six skieurs meurent dans une avalanche", EUROPE1, 25 JAN 2015; source II: "Sechs Skitourenfahrer in Lawine umgekommen", NEUE ZÜRICHER ZEITUNG, 25 JAN 2015;
http://www.europe1.fr/faits-divers/hautes-alpes-trois-morts-et-trois-disparus-dans-une-avalanche-2353143
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http://www.nzz.ch/panorama/ungluecksfaelle-und-verbrechen/sechs-skitourenfahrer-in-lawine-umgekommen-1.18468449

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

contact: Thilo Kühne (ESWD management) [e-mail]

avalanche

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Valnontey 
Gran Sertz [Mt. 3552m], Glacier area. Valle d'Aosta 
Italy (45.56 N, 7.30 E) < 3 km
24-01-2015  (Saturday)   12:30 UTC (+/- 15 min.)

based on: information from : a newspaper report, a report on a website
elevation of starting point: 1750 m
number of people injured: 1
37-yr-old man injured by an avalanche; source: "Cogne, travolto da una valanga sulle cascate di ghiaccio ", LA STAMPA, 24 JAN 2015;
http://www.lastampa.it/2015/01/24/edizioni/aosta/cogne-travolto-da-una-valanga-sulle-cascate-di-ghiaccio-djeklh7NDoa1OhAjkwB3AN/pagina.html

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

contact: Thilo Kühne (ESWD management) [e-mail]

avalanche

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Fardalen 
Fardalen [Valley], Svalbard Islands. Svalbard og Jan Mayen 
Norway (78.12 N, 15.41 E) < 1 km
24-01-2015  (Saturday)   10:20 UTC (+/- 15 min.)

based on: information from : a newspaper report, a report on a website
number of people dead: 1
one person killed by an avalanche in Fardalen Valley; source: "En person funnet død etter snøskred på Svalbard", DAGBLADET, 24 JAN 2015; source II: "En person funnet omkommet etter snøskred på Svalbard", AN.no, 24 JAN 2015;
http://www.dagbladet.no/2015/01/24/nyheter/innenriks/svalbard/snoskred/37354195/
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http://www.an.no/En_person_funnet_omkommet_etter_sn_skred_p__Svalbard-5-4-20442.html

report status: report confirmed (QC1)

contact: Thilo Kühne (ESWD management) [e-mail]

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