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selected: all reports
- occurring between 13-02-2024 00:00 and 20-02-2024 24:00 GMT/UTC

number of selected reports: 132
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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large hail

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Dolianova  Sardegna 
Italy (39.38 N, 9.17 E) < 3 km
20-02-2024  (Tuesday)
16:00 UTC (+/- 5 min.)

based on information from: a trained storm spotter, an eyewitness report of the damage, a report on a website, photo or video of the event, an eye-witness report
maximum hail diameter: 3 cm
http://stormreport.meteonetwork.it/asset/photo/21078_1708457880.8116.jpg
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2688787301283012&amp;set=p.2688787301283012&amp;type=3
https://www.facebook.com/massilu3/videos/7484671791619844/
https://www.facebook.com/watch/?ref=saved&amp;v=521000063594251
https://www.facebook.com/reel/712077737429368
https://www.facebook.com/alessia.cardia.108/videos/1447401026153783/
https://www.facebook.com/reel/746476130790910

report status: report confirmed by reliable source (QC1)

contact: MeteoNetwork Pretemp

large hail

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Sant''Andrea Frius  Sardegna 
Italy (39.48 N, 9.17 E) < 3 km
20-02-2024  (Tuesday)
15:30 UTC (+/- 5 min.)

based on information from: a trained storm spotter, an eyewitness report of the damage, a report on a website, photo or video of the event, an eye-witness report
maximum hail diameter: 3.5 cm
http://stormreport.meteonetwork.it/asset/photo/21079_1708458005.5296.jpg
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2626135217554116&amp;set=p.2626135217554116&amp;type=3

report status: report confirmed by reliable source (QC1)

contact: MeteoNetwork Pretemp

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Orroli  Sardegna 
Italy (39.69 N, 9.25 E) < 3 km
20-02-2024  (Tuesday)
14:10 UTC (+/- 5 min.)

based on information from: a trained storm spotter, an eyewitness report of the damage, a report on a website, photo or video of the event, an eye-witness report
maximum hail diameter: 3 cm
http://stormreport.meteonetwork.it/asset/photo/21072_1708442825.7032.jpg
http://stormreport.meteonetwork.it/asset/photo/21072_1708442825.7151.jpg
https://www.facebook.com/sardegnaclima/posts/pfbid02ZoRPQkAgEqiXiudZHquMHVKKVQu115GBVEBtjqrPmo2Z41BeEcJBitahoPPGwTA8l

report status: report confirmed by reliable source (QC1)

contact: MeteoNetwork Pretemp

heavy rain

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Cariati  Calabria 
Italy (39.48 N, 16.95 E) < 3 km
20-02-2024  (Tuesday)
09:20 UTC (+/- 5 min.)

based on information from: a trained storm spotter, an eyewitness report of the damage, a report on a website, photo or video of the event, an eye-witness report
precipitation: 123.2 mm
duration of precipitation: 3.9 hours
Impacts: Road(s) impassable or closed, Land- or mudslide(s)
http://stormreport.meteonetwork.it/asset/photo/21066_1708440663.5914.jpg
https://www.facebook.com/groups/giomari/permalink/3302728573204422/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/giomari/permalink/3302725139871432/
https://www.facebook.com/calabriaweatherdata/posts/pfbid0ig8SbuVZEoMrMx2m1Zz47dhWSbaqTjjv1rf4HgqsDbH78RW5Y5LHtBUQczYxnGzGl
https://www.facebook.com/MeteoSantElia/posts/pfbid0728KFRUKUE8zvJei1fbAwwTn3aJqqfbFjEj57SYZsF7pFyPoGCwMkFFpTFyPvEVMl

report status: report confirmed by reliable source (QC1)

contact: MeteoNetwork Pretemp

damaging lightning

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Afetevler  Siirt Province 
Turkey (37.95 N, 41.88 E) < 1 km
19-02-2024  (Monday)
12:17 UTC (+/- 1 min.)

based on information from: photograph(s) and/or video footage of the inflicted damage, a newspaper report
estimated peak current: 98 kA
polarity: positive
Impacts: Building(s) damaged
Mosque minaret and roof damaged
https://www.yenialanya.com/haber/19306613/caminin-minaresine-yildirim-dustu
https://static.daktilo.com/sites/496/uploads/2024/02/19/siirtte-yildirim-minareye-isabet-etti-15021-11.jpg
https://static.daktilo.com/sites/496/uploads/2024/02/19/siirtte-yildirim-minareye-isabet-etti-15021-2.jpg
Reference: "Caminin minaresine yıldırım düştü", YENI ALANYA, 19 FEB 2024. kachelmannwetter.com

report status: report confirmed by reliable source (QC1)

contact: Thilo Kühne (ESWD management/ESSL Team)

tornado

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Sarıbük  Hatay Province 
Turkey (36.02 N, 36.32 E) < 3 km
19-02-2024  (Monday)
06:15 UTC (+/- 30 min.)

based on information from: photograph(s) and/or video footage of the inflicted damage, photo or video of the event, a newspaper report
occurring over: land
intensity and other characteristics: IF1 , Damage Indicator: TRA, Degree of Damage: 3
the intensity rating was based on photograph(s) and/or video footage of the inflicted damage.
Impacts: Large tree branch(es) broken, Tree(s) uprooted or snapped, Crops/farmland damaged
Tornado observed. It hit agricultural lands, uprooting/snapping up to 40 olive trees. The tornado didn't tracked over houses.
https://www.ntv.com.tr/galeri/turkiye/hatayda-hortum,8SAOZMtCSEeJ4kVvsIqnyA/513vCMGVyk2FYsUBcvhQ9Q
https://cdn1.ntv.com.tr/gorsel/513vCMGVyk2FYsUBcvhQ9Q.jpg?width=1000&mode=both&scale=both&v=1708419690124
https://cdn1.ntv.com.tr/gorsel/UISp1uhxV0iAhjBNMZCd3Q.jpg?width=1000&mode=both&scale=both&v=1708419690124
https://cdn1.ntv.com.tr/gorsel/_yvKXp3z90eM0I2QsWyeHA.jpg?width=1000&mode=both&scale=both&v=1708419690124
https://www.ensonhaber.com/yasam/hatayda-dev-hortum-zeytin-agaclarini-kokunden-soktu
https://www.duzcedamla.com/video/19309590/devasa-hortum-cep-telefonuyla-goruntulendi
Reference: "Hatay'da hortum", NTV, 20 FEB 2024. "Hatay'da dev hortum zeytin ağaçlarını kökünden söktü", EN SON HABER, 20 FEB 2024. "Devasa hortum cep telefonuyla görüntülendi", DÜZCE DAMLA, 20 FEB 2024

report status: report confirmed by reliable source (QC1)

contact: Thilo Kühne (ESWD management/ESSL Team)

tornado

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Arwād  Tartus 
Syria (34.86 N, 35.84 E) < 3 km
18-02-2024  (Sunday)
14:00 UTC (+/- 30 min.)

based on information from: a report on a website, photo or video of the event, an eye-witness report
occurring over: water
Waterspout was observed near Arwād island. Time was based on SAT data.
https://www.facebook.com/syriancoastweather/posts/pfbid0U9MUdSvZL69KdYmcMkTbWmBVgt8S4MeMmHxuZjDaCEKE4SWmcMU9m8u25LXa5jUJl
Reference: طقس الساحل السوري (on Facebook), 18 FEB 2024.

report status: report confirmed by reliable source (QC1)

contact: Igor Laskowski (ESWD management)

large hail

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Karataş  Adana Province 
Turkey (36.57 N, 35.38 E) < 3 km
18-02-2024  (Sunday)
06:00 UTC (+/- 15 min.)

based on information from: photo or video of the event, a newspaper report
significant hail layer 2cm or larger
https://www.internethaber.com/etkili-olan-dolu-yagisi-adanayi-beyaza-burudu-2354360h.htm
Reference: "Etkili olan dolu yağışı Adana'yı beyaza bürüdü", INTERNET HABER, 18 FEB 2024

report status: report confirmed by reliable source (QC1)

contact: Thilo Kühne (ESWD management/ESSL Team)

large hail

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Arsuz  Hatay Province 
Turkey (36.41 N, 35.90 E) < 5 km
17-02-2024  (Saturday)
19:30 UTC (+/- 15 min.)

based on information from: a report on a website, photo or video of the event
maximum hail diameter: 2 cm
https://www.iskenderun.org/video/iskenderun-ve-arsuzda-kuvvetli-yagis-dolu
Reference: "İskenderun ve Arsuz'da kuvvetli yağış dolu", ISKENDERUN.org, 17 FEB 2024

report status: report confirmed by reliable source (QC1)

contact: Thilo Kühne (ESWD management/ESSL Team)

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İskenderun  Hatay Province 
Turkey (36.58 N, 36.17 E) < 5 km
17-02-2024  (Saturday)
17:20 UTC (+/- 15 min.)

based on information from: a report on a website, photo or video of the event
maximum hail diameter: 2 cm
https://www.iskenderun.org/video/iskenderun-ve-arsuzda-kuvvetli-yagis-dolu
Reference: "İskenderun ve Arsuz'da kuvvetli yağış dolu", ISKENDERUN.org, 17 FEB 2024

report status: report confirmed by reliable source (QC1)

contact: Thilo Kühne (ESWD management/ESSL Team)

heavy rain

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Meydan  Hatay Province 
Turkey (36.02 N, 35.98 E) < 3 km
17-02-2024  (Saturday)
16:00 UTC (+/- 30 min.)

based on information from: photograph(s) and/or video footage of the inflicted damage, a newspaper report
Impacts: Farmland flooded
https://m.haber7.com/guncel/haber/3392022-hatayda-siddetli-yagis-caddeler-gole-dondu-ev-ve-seralari-su-basti
Reference: "Hatay'da şiddetli yağış: Caddeler göle döndü, ev ve seraları su bastı", HABER 7, 18 FEB 2024

report status: report confirmed by reliable source (QC1)

contact: Thilo Kühne (ESWD management/ESSL Team)

heavy rain

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Samandağ  Hatay Province 
Turkey (36.09 N, 35.98 E) < 3 km
17-02-2024  (Saturday)
15:45 UTC (+/- 30 min.)

based on information from: photograph(s) and/or video footage of the inflicted damage, a newspaper report
Impacts: Road(s) impassable or closed
https://m.haber7.com/guncel/haber/3392022-hatayda-siddetli-yagis-caddeler-gole-dondu-ev-ve-seralari-su-basti
Reference: "Hatay'da şiddetli yağış: Caddeler göle döndü, ev ve seraları su bastı", HABER 7, 18 FEB 2024

report status: report confirmed by reliable source (QC1)

contact: Thilo Kühne (ESWD management/ESSL Team)

tornado

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Meydan  Hatay Province 
Turkey (36.02 N, 35.94 E) < 3 km
17-02-2024  (Saturday)
13:30 UTC (+/- 30 min.)

based on information from: photo or video of the event, a newspaper report
occurring over: water
Tornado over water (waterspout)
https://www.denizhaber.com/akdenizde-olusan-2-hortum-cep-telefonuyla-goruntulendi
Reference: "Akdeniz’de oluşan 2 hortum cep telefonuyla görüntülendi", DENIZ HABER, 17 FEB 2024

report status: report confirmed by reliable source (QC1)

contact: Thilo Kühne (ESWD management/ESSL Team)

tornado

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Kapısuyu  Hatay Province 
Turkey (36.13 N, 35.89 E) < 3 km
17-02-2024  (Saturday)
13:30 UTC (+/- 30 min.)

based on information from: photo or video of the event, a newspaper report
occurring over: water
Tornado over water (waterspout)
https://www.denizhaber.com/akdenizde-olusan-2-hortum-cep-telefonuyla-goruntulendi
Reference: "Akdeniz’de oluşan 2 hortum cep telefonuyla görüntülendi", DENIZ HABER, 17 FEB 2024

report status: report confirmed by reliable source (QC1)

contact: Thilo Kühne (ESWD management/ESSL Team)

damaging lightning

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Çöl / Bayraktepe  Siirt Province 
Turkey (37.87 N, 42.07 E) < 1 km
17-02-2024  (Saturday)
12:35 UTC (+/- 15 min.)

based on information from: photograph(s) and/or video footage of the inflicted damage, a newspaper report
Impacts: Building(s) damaged
Mosque minaret damaged
https://www.ajansmanisa.com/haber-2360803-siirt-te-yildirim-dustugu-minare-zarar-gordu
Reference: "Siirt’te yıldırım düşen minare zarar gördü", AJANS MANISA, 17 FEB 2024

report status: report confirmed by reliable source (QC1)

contact: Thilo Kühne (ESWD management/ESSL Team)

heavy rain

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Jijel  Jijel 
Algeria (36.82 N, 5.77 E) < 5 km
17-02-2024  (Saturday)
04:00 UTC (+/- 1 hrs.)

based on information from: photograph(s) and/or video footage of the inflicted damage, a report on a website, photo or video of the event
Impacts: Road(s) impassable or closed, Basement(s) flooded, Flooding of ground floor, Car(s) damaged (unspecified)
https://twitter.com/Climateextreme9/status/1758807538772873514
Reference: climate extreme التطرف المناخي (X). Checked: 17 FEB 2024

report status: report confirmed by reliable source (QC1)

contact: Thilo Kühne (ESWD management/ESSL Team)

heavy rain

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El Aouana  Jijel 
Algeria (36.77 N, 5.60 E) < 10 km
17-02-2024  (Saturday)
03:00 UTC (+/- 3 hrs.)

based on information from: a newspaper report
Impacts: Road(s) impassable or closed, Basement(s) flooded, Flooding of ground floor, Farmland flooded
https://akhersaa.net/%D9%81%D9%8A%D8%B6%D8%A7%D9%86%D8%A7%D8%AA-%D8%A8%D8%B9%D8%AF%D8%A9-%D9%85%D9%86%D8%A7%D8%B7%D9%82-%D8%A8%D8%AC%D9%8A%D8%AC%D9%84-%D9%88%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%AD%D9%85%D8%A7%D9%8A%D8%A9-%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%85%D8%AF%D9%86%D9%8A%D8%A9-%D8%AA%D8%AA%D8%AF%D8%AE%D9%84
Reference: " فيضانات بعدة مناطق بجيجل والحماية المدنية تتدخل", AKHERSAA.net, 17 FEB 2024

report status: report confirmed by reliable source (QC1)

contact: Thilo Kühne (ESWD management/ESSL Team)

heavy rain

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Timizer  Jijel 
Algeria (36.78 N, 5.66 E) < 5 km
17-02-2024  (Saturday)
03:00 UTC (+/- 3 hrs.)

based on information from: a newspaper report
Impacts: Road(s) impassable or closed, Basement(s) flooded, Flooding of ground floor, Farmland flooded
https://akhersaa.net/%D9%81%D9%8A%D8%B6%D8%A7%D9%86%D8%A7%D8%AA-%D8%A8%D8%B9%D8%AF%D8%A9-%D9%85%D9%86%D8%A7%D8%B7%D9%82-%D8%A8%D8%AC%D9%8A%D8%AC%D9%84-%D9%88%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%AD%D9%85%D8%A7%D9%8A%D8%A9-%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%85%D8%AF%D9%86%D9%8A%D8%A9-%D8%AA%D8%AA%D8%AF%D8%AE%D9%84
Reference: " فيضانات بعدة مناطق بجيجل والحماية المدنية تتدخل", AKHERSAA.net, 17 FEB 2024

report status: report confirmed by reliable source (QC1)

contact: Thilo Kühne (ESWD management/ESSL Team)

heavy rain

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Bordj Blida  Jijel 
Algeria (36.79 N, 5.67 E) < 5 km
17-02-2024  (Saturday)
03:00 UTC (+/- 3 hrs.)

based on information from: a newspaper report
Impacts: Road(s) impassable or closed, Basement(s) flooded, Flooding of ground floor, Farmland flooded
https://akhersaa.net/%D9%81%D9%8A%D8%B6%D8%A7%D9%86%D8%A7%D8%AA-%D8%A8%D8%B9%D8%AF%D8%A9-%D9%85%D9%86%D8%A7%D8%B7%D9%82-%D8%A8%D8%AC%D9%8A%D8%AC%D9%84-%D9%88%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%AD%D9%85%D8%A7%D9%8A%D8%A9-%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%85%D8%AF%D9%86%D9%8A%D8%A9-%D8%AA%D8%AA%D8%AF%D8%AE%D9%84
Reference: " فيضانات بعدة مناطق بجيجل والحماية المدنية تتدخل", AKHERSAA.net, 17 FEB 2024

report status: report confirmed by reliable source (QC1)

contact: Thilo Kühne (ESWD management/ESSL Team)

heavy rain

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Latakia  Latakia 
Syria (35.52 N, 35.78 E) < 5 km
16-02-2024  (Friday)
21:00 UTC (+/- 1 hrs.)

based on information from: photograph(s) and/or video footage of the inflicted damage, a report on a website, photo or video of the event
Impacts: Road(s) impassable or closed, Basement(s) flooded
https://twitter.com/Climateextreme9/status/1758808106908127491
Reference: climate extreme التطرف المناخي (X). Checked: 17 FEB 2024

report status: report confirmed by reliable source (QC1)

contact: Thilo Kühne (ESWD management/ESSL Team)

tornado

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Tall Kochar  Al-Hasakah 
Syria (36.63 N, 41.61 E) < 5 km
16-02-2024  (Friday)
11:30 UTC (+/- 30 min.)

based on information from: a report on a website, photo or video of the event, an eye-witness report
occurring over: land
Tornado observed
https://twitter.com/Climateextreme9/status/1758621743051125244
Reference: climate extreme التطرف المناخي (X). Checked: 16 FEB 2024

report status: report confirmed by reliable source (QC1)

contact: Thilo Kühne (ESWD management/ESSL Team)

damaging lightning

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Ballıca  Şanlıurfa Province 
Turkey (37.45 N, 39.86 E) < 3 km
16-02-2024  (Friday)
10:09 UTC (+/- 1 min.)

based on information from: a report by a weather service, a newspaper report
estimated peak current: 61 kA
polarity: positive
Number of people injured: 1. Number of people dead: 0.
Lightning hit 17-yr-old male shepard while herding flock of sheep. The young man suffered injuries.
https://www.urfadasin.com/viransehirde-uzerine-yildirim-dusen-genc-coban-yaralandi
Reference: "Viranşehir’de Üzerine Yıldırım Düşen Genç Çoban Yaralandı", URFA DASIN, 16 FEB 2024. kachelmannwetter.com

report status: report confirmed by reliable source (QC1)

contact: Thilo Kühne (ESWD management/ESSL Team)

avalanche

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Uzungeçit  Şırnak Province 
Turkey (37.49 N, 42.99 E) < 5 km
16-02-2024  (Friday)
06:00 UTC (+/- 12 hrs.)

based on information from: a newspaper report
avalanche triggering: natural
Impacts: Road(s) impassable or closed
https://haberglobal.com.tr/gundem/cig-dusunce-kapanan-yol-yeniden-ulasima-acildi-320219
Reference: "Çığ düşünce kapanan yol yeniden ulaşıma açıldı ", HABER GLOBAL, 17 FEB 2024

report status: report confirmed by reliable source (QC1)

contact: Thilo Kühne (ESWD management/ESSL Team)

severe wind

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Prins Christian Sund  Kujalleq 
Greenland (60.05 N, 43.17 W) < 3 km
15-02-2024  (Thursday)
18:00 UTC (+/- 15 min.)

based on information from: a report by a weather service, a report on a website
wind speed: 28.8 m/s
Reference: ogimet.com. Checked: 15 FEB 2024

report status: report confirmed by reliable source (QC1)

contact: Thilo Kühne (ESWD management/ESSL Team)

severe wind

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Vardø  Finnmark 
Norway (70.36 N, 31.04 E) < 3 km
15-02-2024  (Thursday)
15:00 UTC (+/- 1 hrs.)

based on information from: a report by a weather service, a report on a website
wind speed: 25 m/s
Weather station recorded a peak wind gust of 25 m/s (+/- 0,5 m/s).
https://www.ogimet.com/cgi-bin/gsynres?lang=en&ind=01099&decoded=yes&ndays=2&ano=2024&mes=02&day=16&hora=00
Reference: Ogimet.com, date of access: 19 FEB 2024.

report status: plausibility check passed (QC0+)

contact: Igor Laskowski (ESWD management)



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