Israel’s Mount Hermon Gets “Out of Season” Snowfall

Israel’s sole skiing site, Mount Hermon on the northern border, was opened on Friday morning to visitors after an unseasonably large snowfall covered the mountain in several centimeters of white over Thursday night.

Shaul Ohana, manager of the site, told Army Radio on Friday about the surprising snowfall.


“Yesterday a small amount of snow fell, but what surprised me most was that when I arrived at the site early this morning incredible snow was falling, just dry snow that you only see in January,” said Ohana. He added, “the site is open to visitors.”

The weather on Friday was anticipated to be partially cloudy in various parts of the country but fair, with temperatures continuing to be cooler than is usual for the time of year.

Many Israelis noted the unusual coldness, strong winds and even hail and rain in parts of Jerusalem seen on Thursday for Memorial Day, a holiday that is usually sunny in time for the traditional BBQs frequented by Israelis.

On Friday night the partial cloudiness is anticipated to continue, with visibility somewhat limited towards the morning.

Mount Hermon

Hast thou entered into the treasures of the snow? or hast thou seen the treasures of the hail, Which I have reserved against the time of trouble, against the day of battle and war? – Job 38:22-23 (KJV).

Saturday is to be pleasant, with a noticeable rise in temperatures to more normal levels for the season and a decrease in humidity. Strong northern winds are expected for the coastal region.

The temperatures will continue to rise on Sunday, and in contrast to the cold stretch seen in recent days they are expected to reach a point higher than is regular for the season.

The rising heat will continue further on Monday, with a heat wave expected mostly in the central areas of the country and the mountainous regions.

Source: Israel National News

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Say unto them which daub it with untempered morter, that it shall fall: there shall be an overflowing shower; and ye, O great hailstones, shall fall; and a stormy wind shall rend it. Lo, when the wall is fallen, shall it not be said unto you, Where is the daubing wherewith ye have daubed it? Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; I will even rend it with a stormy wind in my fury; and there shall be an overflowing shower in mine anger, and great hailstones in my fury to consume it –  Ezekiel 13:11-13 (KJV).

He casteth forth his ice like morsels: who can stand before his cold? He sendeth out his word, and melteth them: he causeth his wind to blow, and the waters flow – Psalms 147:17-18 (KJV).

He gave them hail for rain, and flaming fire in their land – Psalms 105:32 (KJV).

And the temple of God was opened in heaven, and there was seen in his temple the ark of his testament: and there were lightnings, and voices, and thunderings, and an earthquake, and great hail – Revelation 11:19 (KJV).

And there fell upon men a great hail out of heaven, every stone about the weight of a talent: and men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail; for the plague thereof was exceeding great – Revelation 16:21 (KJV).

Behold, the Lord hath a mighty and strong one, which as a tempest of hail and a destroying storm, as a flood of mighty waters overflowing, shall cast down to the earth with the hand – Isaiah 28:2 (KJV).

The LORD also thundered in the heavens, and the Highest gave his voice; hail stones and coals of fire -Psalms 18:13 (KJV).


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