Jerusalem sees first snow in four years

Jerusalem sees first snow in four years

A winter storm hit Israel yesterday, bringing snow to Jerusalem and the Golan Heights and significant amounts of rain and wind in other parts of the country. 

Stormy weather set in yesterday afternoon with the initial rain and hail turning into snow as the evening progressed, to the joy of Jerusalemites who waited four years since the last snow fall, the Jerusalem Times reported.

Snow also has been piling up on Mount Hermon, the highest point in Israel, as torrential rain intermittently pounded the north and center Monday. 

The snow on the Hermon ski site has reached about 15 centimeters in depth so far. Flooding was also reported in the northern towns of Sakhnin and Tamra, and rescuers saved two drivers whose cars broke down in Hilazon Stream.