Ski season in Hermon

Storms hit Israel, Hermon gets snow

Largest storm in 20 years pours two meters of snow on mountain's peaks, Sea of Galilee up 5 cm

The largest snowstorm in over 20 years hit the Hermon Mountain overnight Sunday, leaving 120 cm of snow on the ground in its lower part, and two meters at its peak in just 24 hours.


The mountain will not be open to skiers until Tuesday, however, due to dangerous weather conditions that continue to rage through northern Israel.  

Tel Aviv port (Photo: Lior Susana)


The storm also took its toll, however, with at least two severe injury and millions of dollars of damage done to ports in Tel Aviv and Caesarea.  


A 28-year old woman sustained a concussion Monday night when a tree felled by the storm landed on her car. She is currently unconscious and in critical condition. Earlier, a resident of Ashdod was injured when a pergola detached by the wind hit him.

Golan Heights (Photo: Ilan Hadar)


The Sea of Galilee, desperately in need of refreshing, rose by five centimeters altogether during the three-day downpour, and snow even began to drift into Jerusalem by early Monday morning.


The Galilee received some 100 mm of rain, and in Haifa some 76 mm fell on Sunday. The storm continues, but is predicted to end sometime during the day.



פרסום ראשון: 12.13.10, 08:20
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