Not quite a winter wonderland

Dangerous winds topple trees on power lines, heavy rains, sleet, snow hit the country.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
February 29, 2012 22:53
Stormy weather hits Jerusalem Monday.

Stormy weather jerusalem 311 AJ. (photo credit: Ariel Jerozolimski)

 
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Sleet and heavy downpours pelted the coats and drenched the shoes of Jerusalemites throughout Wednesday afternoon amid dangerously strong, umbrella-snatching winds, while an ongoing snowstorm blanketed the country’s North.

Through Thursday, there will continue to be snow over the northern mountains and Mount Hermon in particular, and there will be a chance of snow in the central mountains, including in Jerusalem, according to the Israel Meteorological Service.

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Due to snow, authorities closed the Mount Hermon ski slopes, and the resort staff said they expected the conditions to continue on Thursday.

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