After noon on January 4 at the top of mount Hermon again the snow started falling. Due to weather conditions mountain resort is temporarily closed for tourists. In the night of Friday at the top of Hermon is Blizzard.
Before the start of the snowfall snow cover on the summit of Hermon was 10-20 cm.
Previous snowfall on mount Hermon was observed in the night of Christmas. Formed a shallow snow cover. But then, amid warm weather, the snow mostly melted.
This season’s first snow fell on the summit of Hermon on November 23. But the snow and then did not last long. The second snowfall was observed on 5-6 December, the snow melted within a few days. Then there was snowfall in the night of Christmas, December 25, and new year’s eve. However, the persistent snow cover is sufficient to open the ski season has not yet formed.
The most snowy winter in Israel
«Most snow» in the last decade was a winter storm in December 2013 and in January of 2013, when snow fell even in the coastal areas of the country, and snow in Jerusalem kept for about a week. Before «the snowy» over the past 20 years forecasters called winter season 2011-2012.
Once the snow falls in Jerusalem, and in the second half of March. On the morning of 17 March 1998 in the capital was dust storm, the air temperature was over 20 degrees Celsius, in the afternoon it began to rain, and by evening the snow fell and the morning of 18 March Jerusalemites were snowdrifts on the streets.
The most snow in the history of Israel is the February, 1950, when the snow within a few days was covered not only North and hills in the Jerusalem area, but almost the entire country, including tel Aviv.