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selected : all reports
- occurring between 22-05-2020 00:00 and 29-05-2020 24:00 GMT/UTC

number of selected reports : 336
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Aladana  Bitlis Province 
Turkey  (38.30 N, 42.41 E) < 3 km
28-05-2020  (Thursday )
15:45 UTC (+/- 30 min.)

based on information from : a newspaper report , a report on a website
Number of people dead : 1.
30-yr-old man killed by lightning strike while herding animals on a pasture ground
https://www.haberler.com/hizan-da-yildirim-carpan-vatandas-hayatini-13268901-haberi/
Reference : "Hizan'da yıldırım çarpan vatandaş hayatını kaybetti", HABERLER.com, 28 MAY 2020

report status : report confirmed by reliable source (QC1)

contact : Thilo Kühne (ESWD management/ESSL Team)

tornado

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Irákleion  Irákleion 
Greece  (35.33 N, 25.13 E) < 3 km
28-05-2020  (Thursday )
11:30 UTC (+/- 1 min.)

based on information from : photo or video of the event , a report on a website , a report by a weather service , an eye-witness report , a report received by e-mail
occurring over : water
The funnel cloud was observed .
total event duration : 5 minutes
Two brief waterspouts were formed close to Heraklion port. Weather cams recorded their lifetime.
Reference : meteo.gr, 28 May 2020

report status : report confirmed by reliable source (QC1)

contact : Stavros Dafis (Voluntary Observer Person)

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Irákleion  Irákleion 
Greece  (35.33 N, 25.14 E) < 3 km
28-05-2020  (Thursday )
11:30 UTC (+/- 1 min.)

based on information from : photo or video of the event , a report on a website , a report by a weather service , an eye-witness report , a report received by e-mail
occurring over : water
The funnel cloud was observed .
total event duration : 5 minutes
Two brief waterspouts were formed close to Heraklion port. Weather cams recorded their lifetime.
Reference : meteo.gr, 28 May 2020

report status : report confirmed by reliable source (QC1)

contact : Stavros Dafis (Voluntary Observer Person)

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Kondiás  Limnos 
Greece  (39.82 N, 25.13 E) < 3 km
28-05-2020  (Thursday )
07:00 UTC (+/- 15 min.)

based on information from : photo or video of the event , a report on a website , an eye-witness report , a report received by e-mail
occurring over : water
A waterspout was recorded off the coast of Kondias, Limnos island.
https://www.limnosfm100.gr/limnos/item/47781-limnos-ydrostrovilos-ston-evgati-video.html?fbclid=IwAR3oxAkj12oZ58wDvCeGQ1R0WJfbh6mnSVUeQ7xifhsjk4Oxl3q7W4In4lI
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https://www.facebook.com/konstantinos.kapakis/videos/10220379963022305/
Reference : Konstantinos Kapakis via limnosfm100.gr

report status : report confirmed by reliable source (QC1)

contact : George Papavasileiou (Voluntary Observer Person)

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Melentyevka  Chelyabinsk 
Russian Federation  (55.06 N, 60.08 E) < 1 km
27-05-2020  (Wednesday )
17:30 UTC (+/- 30 min.)

based on information from : a newspaper report , a report on a website
Impacts : Building(s) damaged , Fire as a consequence of the event
https://vecherka.su/articles/news/157453/
Reference : "В Челябинской области после удара молнии загорелся жилой дом", VECHERNIY CHELYABINSK, 28 MAY 2020

report status : report confirmed by reliable source (QC1)

contact : Thilo Kühne (ESWD management/ESSL Team)

tornado

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L-Armier 
Malta  (35.99 N, 14.36 E) < 1 km
27-05-2020  (Wednesday )
15:00 UTC (+/- 30 min.)

based on information from : a trained storm spotter , a report on a website , an eye-witness report , an eyewitness report of the damage
occurring over : land
intensity and other characteristics : F1
the intensity rating was based on photograph(s) and/or video footage of the inflicted damage , an eyewitness report of the damage , a written account of the damage (e.g. in a newspaper) .
Impacts : Truck(s) and/or trailer(s) overturned
A caravan was overturned by the tornado.
https://scontent.ftxl2-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/100943954_568917394049236_5639017529633406976_o.jpg?_nc_cat=1&_nc_sid=8bfeb9&_nc_ohc=GwTPupr69_YAX_Uvzde&_nc_ht=scontent.ftxl2-1.fna&oh=c309190893af407e5dc826fe9cd8b464&oe=5EF2A0DF
https://www.one.com.mt/news/2020/05/27/tromba-teqleb-karavan-fl-armier-1/
Reference : witness photo report, Malta Weather, v. Facebook, 27 MAY 2020; "Tromba teqleb karavan fl-Armier", one NEWS, 27 MAY 2020; --- Intensity Rating (based on Tornado and Wind Damage Assessment Guide, ESSL): Road Vehicles (Stationary): V-DoD1 (overturning), DI Subclass 4 (Caravans): IF1 (F1)

report status : report confirmed by reliable source (QC1)

contact : Mark Vella Gera / Thilo Kühne (ESSL)

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Wólka Abramowska  Lubelskie 
Poland  (50.71 N, 22.69 E) < 3 km
27-05-2020  (Wednesday )
12:30 UTC (+/- 3 hrs.)

based on information from : a report on a website
Number of people injured : 2. A 79-year old father and 42-year-old son were slightly injured by a lightning strike whilst doing agricultural work. One man was injured while being inside the agricultural tractor and another inside the neighboring building where he looked for shelter. Time of the event is uncertain. Information in the article suggested that the incident occurred after 13:00 UTC, but brief thunderstorms passed in the area between 12:00 and 12:30 UTC and later after 14:00 UTC according to radar and Blitzortung lightning detection system data.
https://www.lublin112.pl/dwaj-mezczyzni-trafili-do-szpitala-po-uderzeniu-pioruna/?fbclid=IwAR3IbCXr4hOAQlbaVzVnxjYzZhWpcs99UwULJdgBZOzAvteT8dFq7Ba8ouE
http://policja.pl/pol/aktualnosci/189247,Dwaj-mezczyzni-przewiezieni-do-szpitala-po-uderzeniu-pioruna.html
Reference : "Dwaj mężczyźni trafili do szpitala po uderzeniu pioruna", lublin112, 28 MAY 2020. "DWAJ MĘŻCZYŹNI PRZEWIEZIENI DO SZPITALA PO UDERZENIU PIORUNA", Policja.pl, 28 MAY 2020.

report status : report confirmed by reliable source (QC1)

contact : Igor Laskowski (Voluntary Observer Person, Member of Skywarn Polska)

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Nallıhan  Ankara 
Turkey  (40.19 N, 31.35 E) < 3 km
27-05-2020  (Wednesday )
10:35 UTC (+/- 15 min.)

based on information from : a newspaper report , a report on a website
Impacts : Crops/farmland damaged or flooded
http://beyazgazete.com/video/webtv/guncel-1/baskent-te-firtina-ve-dolu-hayati-olumsuz-etkiledi-832922.html
Reference : "Başkent’te fırtına ve dolu hayatı olumsuz etkiledi ", BEYAZ GAZETE, 27 MAY 2020

report status : report confirmed by reliable source (QC1)

contact : Thilo Kühne (ESWD management/ESSL Team)

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Yüzüncüyıl  Ankara 
Turkey  (40.19 N, 31.34 E) < 1 km
27-05-2020  (Wednesday )
10:35 UTC (+/- 15 min.)

based on information from : a newspaper report , a report on a website
Impacts : Road(s) impassable or closed
http://beyazgazete.com/video/webtv/guncel-1/baskent-te-firtina-ve-dolu-hayati-olumsuz-etkiledi-832922.html
Reference : "Başkent’te fırtına ve dolu hayatı olumsuz etkiledi ", BEYAZ GAZETE, 27 MAY 2020

report status : report confirmed by reliable source (QC1)

contact : Thilo Kühne (ESWD management/ESSL Team)

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Skíathos  Magnesia 
Greece  (39.17 N, 23.48 E) < 3 km
27-05-2020  (Wednesday )
10:00 UTC (+/- 5 min.)

based on information from : photo or video of the event , a report on a website , a report by a weather service , an eye-witness report , a report received by e-mail , an eyewitness report of the damage
thickness of hail cover : 3 cm
Large amounts of small hail damaged crops and blocked roads in Skiathos.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10222436262071644&set=pcb.10222436264231698&type=3&theater
Reference : facebook.com, 27 May 2020

report status : report confirmed by reliable source (QC1)

contact : Stavros Dafis (Voluntary Observer Person)

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Kirgiz-Miyaki  Bashkortostan 
Russian Federation  (53.63 N, 54.78 E) < 5 km
27-05-2020  (Wednesday )
08:00 UTC (+/- 1 hrs.)

based on information from : a newspaper report , a report on a website , a television or radio broadcast
Impacts : Building(s) damaged , Damage to roof or chimney
https://bash.news/news/124519-v-bashkirii-silnyy-veter-pochti-ostavil-bolnitsu-bez-kryshi
https://proufu.ru/news/society/93152-silnyy_veter_sorval_kryshu_zdaniya_bolnitsy_v_bashkirii/
Reference : "В Башкирии сильный ветер почти оставил больницу без крыши ", BASH.news, 27 MAY 2020; "Сильный ветер сорвал крышу здания больницы в Башкирии", PROUFU.ru, 27 MAY 2020

report status : report confirmed by reliable source (QC1)

contact : Thilo Kühne (ESWD management/ESSL Team)

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Mayagas  Sakha Respublika 
Russian Federation  (62.63 N, 131.15 E) < 3 km
27-05-2020  (Wednesday )
07:10 UTC (+/- 5 min.)

based on information from : a newspaper report , a report on a website , photograph(s) and/or video footage of the inflicted damage
estimated peak current : 27 kA
polarity : negative
Number of people dead : 1.
31-yr-old man killed by lightning strike while walking down a pathway heading to relatives. The man left home shortly before a thunderstorm occurred.
https://news.ykt.ru/article/101425
Reference : "В Усть-Алданском районе мужчину убило молнией во время грозы", NOVOSTI YAKUTII, 27 MAY 2020; kachelmannwetter.com, 27 MAY 2020

report status : report confirmed by reliable source (QC1)

contact : Thilo Kühne (ESWD management/ESSL Team)

tornado

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Siteía  Lasíthi 
Greece  (35.20 N, 26.10 E) < 5 km
27-05-2020  (Wednesday )
03:15 UTC (+/- 1 min.)

based on information from : photo or video of the event , a report on a website , an eye-witness report , a report received by e-mail
occurring over : water
The funnel cloud was observed .
total event duration : 10 minutes
A waterspout was recorded near Siteia, Crete.
https://www.facebook.com/Meteo.Gr/photos/a.362591717111518/2989286097775387/?type=3&theater
Reference : facebook.com, meteo.gr, 27 May 2020

report status : report confirmed by reliable source (QC1)

contact : Stavros Dafis (Voluntary Observer Person)

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Orenburg, -Malaya Zemlya  Orenburg 
Russian Federation  (51.81 N, 55.10 E) < 1 km
27-05-2020  (Wednesday )
00:00 UTC (+/- 3 hrs.)

based on information from : a newspaper report , a report on a website
Impacts : Road(s) impassable or closed , Tree(s) uprooted or snapped
https://orengrad.ru/obshhestvo/silnyy-veter-v-orenburge-povredil-derevya-krovli-i-vyveski-na-magazinah/
Reference : "Сильный ветер в Оренбурге повредил деревья, кровли и вывески магазинов ", ORENGRAD.ru, 27 MAY 2020

report status : report confirmed by reliable source (QC1)

contact : Thilo Kühne (ESWD management/ESSL Team)

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Orenburg, -Beryozovyye Allei  Orenburg 
Russian Federation  (51.81 N, 55.09 E) < 1 km
27-05-2020  (Wednesday )
00:00 UTC (+/- 3 hrs.)

based on information from : a newspaper report , a report on a website
Impacts : Building(s) damaged
https://orengrad.ru/obshhestvo/silnyy-veter-v-orenburge-povredil-derevya-krovli-i-vyveski-na-magazinah/
Reference : "Сильный ветер в Оренбурге повредил деревья, кровли и вывески магазинов ", ORENGRAD.ru, 27 MAY 2020

report status : report confirmed by reliable source (QC1)

contact : Thilo Kühne (ESWD management/ESSL Team)

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Orenburg, -Promyshlenny Rayon  Orenburg 
Russian Federation  (51.81 N, 55.09 E) < 1 km
27-05-2020  (Wednesday )
00:00 UTC (+/- 3 hrs.)

based on information from : a newspaper report , a report on a website , photograph(s) and/or video footage of the inflicted damage
Impacts : Road(s) impassable or closed , Car(s) damaged (unspecified) , Tree(s) uprooted or snapped
https://orengrad.ru/obshhestvo/silnyy-veter-v-orenburge-povredil-derevya-krovli-i-vyveski-na-magazinah/
Reference : "Сильный ветер в Оренбурге повредил деревья, кровли и вывески магазинов ", ORENGRAD.ru, 27 MAY 2020

report status : report confirmed by reliable source (QC1)

contact : Thilo Kühne (ESWD management/ESSL Team)

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Kolkomerka  Tatarstan 
Russian Federation  (55.71 N, 49.99 E) < 3 km
26-05-2020  (Tuesday )
23:15 UTC (+/- 5 min.)

based on information from : a newspaper report , a report on a website , photograph(s) and/or video footage of the inflicted damage
Impacts : Building(s) (almost) fully destroyed , Fire as a consequence of the event
House destroyed by fire caused by lightning strike.
http://pestrecy-rt.ru/news/obschestvo/v-pestrechinskom-rayone-proshloy-nochyu-proizoshel-pozhar
http://pestrecy-rt.ru/resize/shd/images/uploads/news/2020/5/27/15fe62a25c7036787fd11a5fca47fc3c.jpeg
Reference : "В Пестречинском районе прошлой ночью дотла сгорел дом", PESTRECY-rt.ru, 27 MAY 2020;

report status : report confirmed by reliable source (QC1)

contact : Thilo Kühne (ESWD management/ESSL Team)

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Chupayevo  Tatarstan 
Russian Federation  (54.80 N, 52.13 E) < 1 km
26-05-2020  (Tuesday )
21:24 UTC (+/- 5 min.)

based on information from : a newspaper report , a report on a website
estimated peak current : 73 kA
polarity : positive
Impacts : Tree(s) damaged , Fire as a consequence of the event
https://kazanfirst.ru/news/519279
Reference : "От удара молнии в Лениногорске загорелась кровля дома ", KAZANFIRST, 27 MAY 2020; kachelmannwetter.com, 27 MAY 2020

report status : report confirmed by reliable source (QC1)

contact : Thilo Kühne (ESWD management/ESSL Team)

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Leninogorsk  Tatarstan 
Russian Federation  (54.60 N, 52.49 E) < 1 km
26-05-2020  (Tuesday )
20:46 UTC (+/- 5 min.)

based on information from : a newspaper report , a report on a website
estimated peak current : 71 kA
polarity : negative
Impacts : Building(s) (almost) fully destroyed , Fire as a consequence of the event
https://kazanfirst.ru/news/519279
Reference : "От удара молнии в Лениногорске загорелась кровля дома ", KAZANFIRST, 27 MAY 2020; kachelmannwetter.com, 27 MAY 2020

report status : report confirmed by reliable source (QC1)

contact : Thilo Kühne (ESWD management/ESSL Team)

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Darende  Malatya Province 
Turkey  (38.55 N, 37.51 E) < 5 km
26-05-2020  (Tuesday )
20:00 UTC (+/- 3 hrs.)

based on information from : a newspaper report , a report on a website , an eyewitness report of the damage
Impacts : Crops/farmland damaged or flooded
https://www.haberler.com/siddetli-ruzgar-kayisi-bahcelerine-zarar-verdi-13265130-haberi/
Reference : "Şiddetli rüzgar kayısı bahçelerine zarar verdi", HABERLER, 27 MAY 2020

report status : report confirmed by reliable source (QC1)

contact : Thilo Kühne (ESWD management/ESSL Team)

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Fazendas de Almeirim  Santarém 
Portugal  (39.18 N, 8.58 W) < 1 km
26-05-2020  (Tuesday )
19:00 UTC (+/- 15 min.)

based on information from : photo or video of the event , a newspaper report , a report on a website , photograph(s) and/or video footage of the inflicted damage
the intensity rating was based on photograph(s) and/or video footage of the inflicted damage , severe wind , a written account of the damage (e.g. in a newspaper) .
Number of people injured : 0. Number of people dead : 0.
Durante a tarde do dia 26 Maio 2020, a localidade de Fazendas de Almeirim (Ribatejo) e área circundante foram particularmente afetadas por um fenómeno meteorológico designado por downburst. Este fenómeno traduziu-se pela ocorrência de vento a soprar com rajadas muito fortes, acompanhado de precipitação, por vezes sob a forma de granizo, e por uma acentuada descida da temperatura do ar, verificada em poucos minutos, mesmo em locais pouco afetados pela precipitação.
Reference : http://www.ipma.pt/pt/media/noticias/news.detail.jsp?f=/pt/m edia/noticias/textos/downburst_almeirim_maio2020.html https://sicnoticias.pt/pais/2020-05-27-Forte-temporal-assust ou-populacao-em-Almeirim

report status : as received (QC0)

contact : Tomas Calheiros

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Tashtyp  Khakasiya Respublika 
Russian Federation  (52.80 N, 89.89 E) < 20 km
26-05-2020  (Tuesday )
17:50 UTC (+/- 1 hrs.)

based on information from : a newspaper report , a report on a website , government-based sources / administrative organisations
Impacts : Power transmission damaged or destroyed
https://ctv7.ru/news/proisshestviya/silnyj-veter-dobavil-raboty-energetikam-v-hakasii.html
Reference : "Сильный ветер добавил работы энергетикам в Хакасии", CTV7.ru, 27 MAY 2020

report status : report confirmed by reliable source (QC1)

contact : Thilo Kühne (ESWD management/ESSL Team)

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Demidovka  Samara 
Russian Federation  (53.31 N, 48.32 E) < 3 km
26-05-2020  (Tuesday )
17:29 UTC (+/- 5 min.)

based on information from : a newspaper report , a report on a website
estimated peak current : 31 kA
polarity : positive
Impacts : Building(s) damaged
http://ktv-ray.ru/novost/syzran-prihodit-v-sebya-posle-moschnoy-grozy/65222/
Reference : "Сызрань приходит в себя после мощной грозы", KTV-RAY.ru, 27 MAY 2020; kachelmannwetter.com, 27 MAY 2020

report status : report confirmed by reliable source (QC1)

contact : Thilo Kühne (ESWD management/ESSL Team)

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Syzran'  Samara 
Russian Federation  (53.16 N, 48.44 E) < 1 km
26-05-2020  (Tuesday )
17:25 UTC (+/- 15 min.)

based on information from : a newspaper report , a report on a website
Impacts : Road(s) impassable or closed , Tree(s) uprooted or snapped
http://ktv-ray.ru/novost/syzran-prihodit-v-sebya-posle-moschnoy-grozy/65222/
Reference : "Сызрань приходит в себя после мощной грозы", KTV-RAY.ru, 27 MAY 2020

report status : report confirmed by reliable source (QC1)

contact : Thilo Kühne (ESWD management/ESSL Team)

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Krasnoyarskiy Ovrag  Samara 
Russian Federation  (53.17 N, 48.51 E) < 1 km
26-05-2020  (Tuesday )
17:25 UTC (+/- 15 min.)

based on information from : a newspaper report , a report on a website
Impacts : Road(s) impassable or closed , Tree(s) uprooted or snapped
http://ktv-ray.ru/novost/syzran-prihodit-v-sebya-posle-moschnoy-grozy/65222/
Reference : "Сызрань приходит в себя после мощной грозы", KTV-RAY.ru, 27 MAY 2020

report status : report confirmed by reliable source (QC1)

contact : Thilo Kühne (ESWD management/ESSL Team)



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