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Heaviest snowstorm since 1953 hits Israel
European Jewish Press ^ | 12DEC2013 | EJP Staff Writer

Posted on 12/12/2013 7:27:17 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine

JERUSALEM (EJP)---The heaviest winter snowstorm in December since 1953 hit Israel, including Jerusalem, Wednesday night and Thursday, prompting school closures and blocking access routes to the Israeli capital.

The stormy weather was expected to persist into the weekend, with snow reaching elevated areas as far south as the Negev Desert on Friday.

Snow began falling on Mount Hermon in the north. Snow is expected later in the week in areas of northern Israel and the Galilee, as well as in high elevations in central Israel.

The Jerusalem municipality sent out an alert that school studies in the capital were canceled. Courses at the Hebrew University campus on Mount Scopus were also called off for the day.

“Snow in Jerusalem is a cause for celebration for Jerusalemites and the many visitors who come to see the world’s most beautiful city painted white,” said Jerusalem's Mayor Nir Barkat.“We hope the snow won’t disappoint, especially for Jerusalem’s excited children, who are looking forward to it.”

Several major traffic arteries were closed throughout the country on Thursday morning, including parts of the tunnel road between Jerusalem and Hebron, and stretches of the Dead Sea road.

The Jerusalem-bound lanes on Route 1 were intermittently closed between Latrun and Jerusalem.

Temperatures are expected to be several degrees colder than usual for the rest of the week and dropping each day.

High winds have prevented flights from leaving the Sde Dov airport in Tel Aviv and slowed air traffic at Ben Gurion International Airport.

In Tel Aviv, parts of the city’s boardwalk were under water due to heavy amounts of rain. Authorities threatened to close the major Ayalon Highway as the Ayalon River continues to rise.

As a result of the snowstorm, US Secretary of State John Kerry's scheduled meeting with Israel President Shimon Peres and Prime Minister Brenjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem on Thursday was postponed.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 1953; israel; snow; storm
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1 posted on 12/12/2013 7:27:17 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine
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To: Jack Hydrazine

You know, it’s amazing how the global warming has screwed things up. Sorry Israel. My car still passes the wrong kind of gas.

Shut up trees! Your voices don’t count.


2 posted on 12/12/2013 7:28:54 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Zero = zero)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/175085#
Israel in White: Your Pictures

As snow descends on Israel’s Biblical heartland, Arutz Sheva presents a collection of your pictures from Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem.

As Israel experiences its first major snowfall of the year - with all the accompanying school and road closures - Israelis are taking the opportunity to enjoy the sheet of white that has descended on the Biblical heartlands of Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem.

Below are some pictures sent to Arutz Sheva by some of our readers (For pictures of snow in Jerusalem in 1921 and 1942, click here):
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/175086#.Uqp_ArR1ItI


3 posted on 12/12/2013 7:29:21 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Psalm 68:14 (New American Standard Bible)

“When the Almighty scattered the kings there, It was snowing in Zalmon.”


4 posted on 12/12/2013 7:29:58 PM PST by thecodont
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To: Jack Hydrazine

On a globe warming up, IT’S A MIRACLE!!


5 posted on 12/12/2013 7:29:59 PM PST by DManA
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To: DoughtyOne

A snow man in front of the Dome of the Rock?

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/capital-weather-gang/wp/2013/12/12/unusual-december-snowstorm-strikes-middle-east-jerusalem-shutdown/


6 posted on 12/12/2013 7:30:37 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: GeronL

Those Palis at the Dome of the Crock will put a suicide vest on him. Just watch!


7 posted on 12/12/2013 7:31:54 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

lol


8 posted on 12/12/2013 7:32:16 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

IceAgeNow.info is carrying the story, too.
http://iceagenow.info/2013/12/jerusalem-blanketed-white-heaviest-december-snowfall-1953/


9 posted on 12/12/2013 7:32:41 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

If you want to keep an eye on the Yam HaKinneret (Sea of Galilee for those of you in Rio Linda) go to this link.
http://www.savethekinneret.com/

It looks like the lake level bottomed out about 2DEC2013 and is now on its way back up. I’m hoping that the water level gets so high they have to open the spillway at Degania Dam in order to relieve the pressure.

IIRC, the last time they did that was in 1992.


10 posted on 12/12/2013 7:36:25 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Well, how much did they have? 1/2 inch? 2 inches?


11 posted on 12/12/2013 7:38:36 PM PST by deweyfrank
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To: Jack Hydrazine

The forecast on Wunderground says it’ll be snowing from now until Shabbat.


12 posted on 12/12/2013 7:40:17 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
God Love the Jews but WHY are they always changing the words on us?

Yam HaKinneret (Sea of Galilee for those of you in Rio Linda)

13 posted on 12/12/2013 7:41:11 PM PST by DManA
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To: deweyfrank

http://www.haaretz.com/news/national/.premium-1.563057

A snowstorm hit Mount Hermon on Thursday, after dozens of centimeters of snow have accumulated on the mount since Tuesday. Snow also pelted the northern city of Safed on Thursday evening. Dozens of millimeters of rain have fallen in the Gush Dan (the Tel Aviv area), Sharon and Galilee regions since Wednesday night.


14 posted on 12/12/2013 7:41:29 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Winter settles in, parts of Israel blanketed with snow
http://www.jpost.com/National-News/Snowfall-forces-cancellation-of-school-in-Jerusalem-territories-334765


15 posted on 12/12/2013 7:42:25 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: deweyfrank

Does this answer your question?

Pic posted at this news story.

Massive rescue effort mounted to evacuate stranded drivers
16 posted on 12/12/2013 7:44:17 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: DManA

Oh, because Jews speak Hebrew over there.

Now, Jesus OTH, spoke King James English and drank only Welches grape juice. (Yes, there are some people that actually believe that!)


17 posted on 12/12/2013 7:45:43 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Roads to Jerusalem blocked due to snow
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4464445,00.html

This link as well as the other news stories about the snow all have great photos. Enjoy!


18 posted on 12/12/2013 7:47:41 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

I’m just tellin ya Yam HaKinneret is never going to stick in my brain and it’s not because I’m an anti-Semite.


19 posted on 12/12/2013 7:48:41 PM PST by DManA
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Wow!! Looks like thousands of centimeters to me. Whatever that is. LOL.


20 posted on 12/12/2013 7:49:41 PM PST by deweyfrank
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To: deweyfrank

30 centimeters is about a foot which is what is looks like to me. I’ve never seen snow quite like that in my lifetime.


21 posted on 12/12/2013 7:51:09 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
Wow! And I thought this was strange, Tampa, FL 1/19/77


22 posted on 12/12/2013 7:55:20 PM PST by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: DManA
The literal translation is The Harp Sea.

A kinnor is a small harp which the lake happens to look similar to in shape.

Yam HaKinneret shape


What a kinnor looks like.

23 posted on 12/12/2013 7:56:37 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

All kidding aside, I think this is just another cut against the man made global warming fanatics. I expect to see about 999 more to come.


24 posted on 12/12/2013 7:59:29 PM PST by deweyfrank
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Do you think 1st century folks and accurate maps?

Not trying to be “smart”, just wondering.


25 posted on 12/12/2013 8:00:08 PM PST by DManA
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To: Jack Hydrazine

26 posted on 12/12/2013 8:00:09 PM PST by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)
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To: deweyfrank

It’s not even officially winter yet and Israel is getting record snow. Yes, more yet to come!


27 posted on 12/12/2013 8:00:42 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

So what does that mean, with the centimeters of snow and millimeters of rain???
Yes, I know they speak Hebrew but they also speak English now. In English-speaking America; we don’t measure in Latin/Roman terms. We have inches. Did anyone translate? It looks like a lot!


28 posted on 12/12/2013 8:01:05 PM PST by CatDancer (Where the spirit of the Lord is, there is Liberty. 2 Cor.3:17)
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To: mountn man

Translation of what mountn man wrote in that blank space:

“Agent triple-zero, Secret Squirrel, reporting for duty sir.”

Me: Go ahead, Secret Squirrel!


29 posted on 12/12/2013 8:02:52 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Its showing up on my puter


30 posted on 12/12/2013 8:04:15 PM PST by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)
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To: deweyfrank
Well, how much did they have? 1/2 inch? 2 inches?

Interesting that they talk about record snowfall but don't think it is very important to give any numbers. They also talk about temps being lower than usual, but again, no numbers.

31 posted on 12/12/2013 8:05:49 PM PST by Right Wing Assault
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To: CatDancer

We measure the snow vertically in inches fallen and they, also, but in centimeters.

One inch is about 2.54 centimeters so 12 inches is about 30cm over there.

And they have had a foot (around 30+ centimeters) of snow from the looks of it.

We measure rain here in inches and there it is millimeters.

One inch of rain is about 25.4 millimeters.


32 posted on 12/12/2013 8:07:36 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
Yep, I expect the same here in the Mid-Atlantic States. We've already had a foot this past week.
33 posted on 12/12/2013 8:08:53 PM PST by deweyfrank
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To: Jeremiah Jr; Yehuda
As a result of the snowstorm, US Secretary of State John Kerry's scheduled meeting with Israel President Shimon Peres and Prime Minister Brenjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem on Thursday was postponed.

Sheleg tov meod!

34 posted on 12/12/2013 8:11:50 PM PST by Ezekiel (All who mourn the destruction of America merit the celebration of her rebirth.)
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To: Right Wing Assault

Very interesting.

The 1953 year stands out. Maybe ‘14 will be a flood year, globally.


35 posted on 12/12/2013 8:14:09 PM PST by txhurl
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To: Right Wing Assault

Look at the pic on post #16. That should give you pretty good idea of the depth of snow. Around a foot or so.

http://www.jpost.com/National-News/Snow-begins-to-fall-as-winter-storm-rolls-in-334742

“In addition to the more than 10 centimeters of snowfall slated to hit the North on Thursday, up to 10 centimeters of snow is expected to fall on mountain peaks in the country’s central and Jerusalem areas, according to the IMS.

Flurries will likely fall over Mizpe Ramon in the Negev, and the largest amount of snow will likely accumulate in the Hebron and Gush Etzion regions – reaching heights of up to 15 to 20 cm., the IMS reported.

While this would be the third year in a row for Jerusalem to receive snow, Porat stressed that this only constitutes a coincidence, not a trend.

While this would be the third year in a row for Jerusalem to receive snow, Porat stressed that this only constitutes a coincidence, not a trend.

Heavy amounts of rain drenched the Galilee, the Sharon region and Gush Dan overnight on Tuesday, causing Lake Kinneret’s water level to rise by one centimeter on Wednesday morning, according to the Water Authority. By Wednesday afternoon, after additional heavy rains, the Water Authority reported that the Kinneret had risen an additional centimeter, bringing the basin up to 211.38 meters below sea level – 2.58m. from full capacity.

As of 4 p.m. on Wednesday, the largest amounts of rain for the day – between 40 and 60 millimeters – fell in the southern Coastal Plain, the central mountains and the Sharon region, the IMS said. In addition to the rains that drenched most areas on Wednesday, strong westerly winds overtook the country by the afternoon, with speeds of up to 50 to 80 kilometers per hour, IMS data reported.”


36 posted on 12/12/2013 8:16:00 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: thecodont

I learned that Bethlehem is around the same latitude as Tombstone AZ, and we have snow here.


37 posted on 12/12/2013 8:17:35 PM PST by lulu16 (May the Good Lord take a liking to you!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Snow blankets parts of Israel, Syria and the Middle East
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/picturegalleries/worldnews/9793865/Snow-blankets-parts-of-Israel-Syria-and-the-Middle-East.html

Great photos here.


38 posted on 12/12/2013 8:18:24 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: mountn man

39 posted on 12/12/2013 8:20:03 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: thecodont
rolls eyes....

Every generation thinks it is the last...

40 posted on 12/12/2013 8:27:11 PM PST by Ghost of SVR4 (So many are so hopelessly dependent on the government that they will fight to protect it.)
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To: deweyfrank
Wow!! Looks like thousands of centimeters to me. Whatever that is. LOL.

Centimeters are French metric inches. It takes two and a half of the silly things to make an ordinary, regular inch; conversely, if you need this many fingers to do arithmetic, the French metric system has an advantage.

41 posted on 12/12/2013 8:32:11 PM PST by Standing Wolf (No tyrant should ever be allowed to die of natural causes.)
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To: deweyfrank
Does this help you understand the conversion?



And if you want to convert centimeters into millimeters just take the number in centimeters and multiply by 10.

100cm = 1000mm = 1 meter.
42 posted on 12/12/2013 8:42:59 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

By definition an inch is exactly 2.54 cm, not “about”.


43 posted on 12/12/2013 9:00:39 PM PST by stormer
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To: stormer

When you talk to those who aren’t mathematically or scientifically inclined you need to throw in a fudge factor or two. LOL!


44 posted on 12/12/2013 9:05:01 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: stormer

EXACTLY puts so much pressure on people these days. You throw in an “around” or an “about” into the mix and people can start to relax a little.


45 posted on 12/12/2013 9:06:18 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: stormer

We have grammar and spelling Nazis on this website. Do we really need the math and science Nazis, too? LOL!


46 posted on 12/12/2013 9:07:49 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Sorry - I’m a scientist. And since my grammar sucks and I can’t spell, I need to cling to something...


47 posted on 12/12/2013 9:16:32 PM PST by stormer
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Thank you! I didn’t expect a reply, and really wanted to know. That was even more than I’m snowed in with here.


48 posted on 12/12/2013 10:05:44 PM PST by CatDancer (There is such a thing as a Christian Objectivist, because I am one.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Looks like a giant in a car lot.

50 posted on 12/13/2013 2:14:32 AM PST by Right Wing Assault
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