The wind is still howling through the Negev and the snow has piled up in the ski resort of Mount Hermon, where operators already had closed down the access road before the first flakes fell.
By 9 am some 50 centimeters (20 inches) of snow had fallen at the ski resort.
Snow has continued to fall in the Golan Heights and the Galilee, with some gusts of up to 80 kilometer-per-hour (50 mph) winds.
By 10:30 am, the white stuff was drifting down on to the holy city of Jerusalem. At midday, a shopper in the capital told em>JewishPress.com that the supermarket he was in was flooding from “who knows where.”
“J.R.” reported it was “freezing, just freezing” in Jerusalem and that “everything – you name it – is coming down from the skies.”
Snow was continuing to fall in Jerusalem, Gush Etzion and Kiryat Arba at 1:30 pm Monday. Rain, sleet, and some hail mixed with snow were spotted in the northern Negev as well.
Roads around the Dead Sea region – in particular, Highway 90 – closed down due to flooding.
Freezing and close to freezing temperatures are expected to continue in Jerusalem and points north.
Temperatures are expected to be a bit warmer in Tel Aviv and Be’er Sheva.Hana Levi Julian