Snowstorm Bears Down on Israel by the Forward

Snowstorm Bears Down on Israel

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The U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv warned Americans in Israel to prepare for snow and stormy conditions.

Along with the snow, rain, heavy winds and freezing temperatures are predicted for throughout Israel this week. As much as a foot of snow is expected in some areas.

“We advise you to monitor the weather conditions, plan ahead, and prepare for any scheduled travel accordingly,” read the message for U.S. citizens emailed Friday. “Similar weather conditions at this same time of year in 2014 resulted in the closure of major roadways, stranded and isolated motorists, and difficult/perilous travel conditions.”

In Jerusalem, the municipality said in a statement that it was readying for the stormy conditions by removing overhanging branches, repairing roads, and preparing tow trucks and snowplows.

Heavy rainfall throughout the country over the weekend caused the Sea of Galilee to rise a centimeter, reaching 212.83 meters below sea level. The freshwater lake is full at about 210 meters below sea level.


Snowstorm Bears Down on Israel

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