Rain significant, but still below yearly average

Weekend’s precipitation had visible effects upon North, where rainfall increased river flow in the Kinneret, Western Galilee.

February 20, 2012 02:45
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Monks walk in rain in J'lem's Old City

Monks in rain in Jerusalem 390. (photo credit: REUTERS)


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While snow failed to coat the streets of Jerusalem this weekend – despite the wishes of the Mayor Nir Barkat – it did hit much of the North.

The northern Golan Heights received 20-25 centimeters of snow, according to the Israel Meteorological Service. In the Galilee, as well as some mountainous portions of the country’s center such as Hebron and Gush Etzion, several centimeters of snow also fell, the IMS reported. About 14-18 cm. of water drenched the Golan and the northern Galilee.

Although the Education Ministry did not have details about individual school closures due to snow, the Safed Municipality website said that school in the city and surrounding Upper Galilee region was in session as normal on Sunday.

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