Rain drops 311.
(photo credit: Marc Israel Sellem)
A recent blast of cold air from Scandanavia coupled with warm Mediterranean Sea influence created torrential rain and thunderstroms Tuesday. Snow fell in the Hermon and other areas in the north.
Water crisis still dire despite heavy February rains
The morning hours saw between 10-30 mm of rainfall in the country's center, and between 5-15 mm in the North, with the Israeli Meteorological Service reporting up to 32 mm in the Tel Aviv area. Showers are expected to dissipate in the afternoon hours. Authorities closed the Hermon to visitors as snow began to fall.
The northern heights of Meron and Safed may see snow Wednesday or
Thursday, but snow is not expected to hit the ground in Jerusalem.
stormy weather wreaked havoc on motorways as well, causing
heavy traffic in the Center and even worse traffic jams in the North. In
the Kirya junction in Tel Aviv, a traffic disturbance developed when
traffic lights malfunctioned and jammed the roads until a police
officer arrived to help direct traffic.
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