Snowball fight in Jerusalem 370.
(photo credit: Marc Israel Sellem/The Jerusalem Post)
While Jerusalemites enjoyed a winter wonderland all day Thursday, rainfall
deluged much of the rest of the country and created several dangerous
Roads were closed, including the Jerusalem-Tel Aviv
highway, disrupting traffic in the nation’s capital and throughout the country,
and dozens of traffic accidents were reported, but with no serious
Swept in an ongoing snowstorm, Jerusalem received between 10
and 15 centimeters
of snow throughout the day, depending on the area in the
city, Dr. Amos Porat, director of the Climate Department at Israel
Meteorological Services (IMS), told The Jerusalem Post on Thursday evening. The
snowfall over the central mountain peaks, including Jerusalem and Gush Etzion
would likely continue through Saturday, according to IMS forecasts.
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