In the past 24 hours, the Kinneret rose 22 centimeters. At it’s last measurement, it was at 211.50 meters below sea level. With the rainstorm currently hitting Israel, the Kinneret is expected to rise even higher.
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The rainstorms that began over the weekend in Israel have only intensified, with strong winds of up to 100 kilometers per hour in Jerusalem, overflowing rivers in Tel Aviv, overturned parked mopeds in Efrat, closed roads around the country, and snow on parts of the Hermon mountain.
Jerusalemites are eagerly anticipating the possibility of snow on Tuesday or Wednesday.
The Herzliya train station is closed due to flooding, and on Sunday, seven people had to be rescued from a trapped elevator in the station.
And Baruch Hashem, the Kinneret is only going up.
Over the past few days the Kinneret has been steadily rising, and on Saturday it rose by 12 centimeters reaching 212.07 meters below sea level, which is 93 centimeters above the lower red line.
The Kinneret is now 327 centimeters below its maximum capacity which is at 208.8 meters below sea level.
The Kinneret’s highest level in 2012 was 211.30 centimeters below sea level.