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(photo credit: Marc Israel Sellem)
thunderous storm that hit Tuesday was expected to continue for the next
day, weakening over the weekend. The storm
brought icy winds and rains throughout the country, thunderstorms, snow
to the Hermon, and potential flooding to the Negev and southern region.
Wednesdasy night Army Radio reported that snowfall was piling on top of the
approximate 70 cm of snow that has already fallen this year in the lower cable
car at Mount Hermon, and on the upper cable car,over a meter joined the
60 cm that had already fallen. It was likely that snow would continue
falling Thursday and site visitors would be able to begin visiting over
North and J’lem gear up for white stuff
Torrential rains hit and snow falls on the Hermon
Water crisis still dire despite heavy February rain
was expected to reach the northern peaks of other mountains and light snow was still expected in
Less than expected snow also fell
in the Upper Galilee and Golan Heights because the weather was not cold
enough, hovering around 1 degree Celsius. As such, schools in the north
were open per usual Thursday morning, Army Radio reported.
The Israel Meteorological Service (IMS) was hoping for more rain in the Lake Kinneret region after precipitation pushed water levels up
four centimeters. The daily rainfall reported Thursday for Tel Aviv and
its environs was 15 mm, 15 mm in Haifa, and an expected 2-3 mm
overnight in the South. The IMS was reporting that up to 80 mm of
precipitation will have fallen in the North within the next few days.
the storm was expected to weaken. On Saturday,
localized showers were expected throughout the day.