Unseasonable Downpour Soaks Israelis in Gush Etzion, Northern Negev

Forecasters warned hikers earlier in the day not to explore the Judean Desert, the Dead Sea area, the Jordan Valley and anywhere else in eastern Israel, due to the risk of flash flooding in those areas.

Wildfires Blaze Across Israel on Shavuot Weekend

In response to the sweltering weather, the Fire and Rescue Commissioner has banned open-air fires this weekend.

With Rabbinic Dispensation, New York Jews Ship Emergency Supplies to Montreal on Passover

Yossi Margaretten of Chaverim of Rockland, N.Y., told JNS how and why his second night of Passover was different from all his other second Passover nights.

Siblings Killed in Flash Flood in Southern Israel

His daughter “managed to send us their location at the last minute, but then the connection was lost.”

Israel’s Defense Ministry Preparing for Extreme Summer Heat Waves

Government agencies estimate that heat waves will impact the entire country, with most extreme conditions generally prevailing in the eastern valleys and less severe conditions in mountainous regions.

Snow, Blocked Roads, Sunken Cars: Meet Winter Storm Barbara

Flash90’s Maor Kinsbursky on Tuesday offered a delightful photo essay. Enjoy!

United Hatzalah Raises Alert, Issues Guidelines As Winter Storm Barbara Sweeps In

Check on neighbors and loved ones to make sure that they are staying warm, this is especially true for the elderly.

Winter Storm ‘Barbara’ on the Way to Israel

Barbara is expected to begin in the north – as do most winter storms in Israel – and then gradually make its way south, with driving rain, hail and gale force winds.

Israelis Rejoice as Winter Finally Arrives; Heavy Rain Causes Disruptions

Mount Hermon saw at least 30 cm (11 inches) of snow, raising hopes that Israelis would finally get to enjoy a winter wonderland before spring.

Chief Rabbis Appeal to Israeli Public to ‘Pray for Rain’

Israel’s leading rabbis issue an appeal to the public to include a special prayer for rain in the daily services when the winter rains are scant, and drought looms on the horizon.

Western NY About to Get Hit with Snowstorm, Again

Western New York State is about to get walloped again with another whopping snowstorm.

New York, New Jersey Flood, Then Freeze in Weekend Winter Storm

With temperatures in the teens, flood waters in New York and New Jersey are starting to ice over.

New York Gears Up for ‘Significant’ Winter Storm

The biggest risk will come when plummeting temperatures lead to flash freezing that will cause icy road conditions.

‘Lake Effect’ Blizzard in Northern New York Prompts Biden to Issue Emergency Declaration

In some parts of Erie County, more than six feet of snow fell, with a whopping 80 inches of the white stuff recorded in Orchard Park, home of the NHL’s Buffalo Bills football team.

Northern New York, Get Out the Candles: Multi-Day Winter Storm Ahead

Governor Kathy Hochul: “Take it seriously, get out today and put gas in your tanks, buy your groceries and batteries, and prepare for possible power outages. . .be ready to check on neighbors."

Gaza Strip Officials Resign over Disastrous Flooding

Gaza officials blame––you guessed it––"repeated Zionist aggression."

Hikers Trapped by Judean Desert Floods on Election Day

Israeli forces rescued at least 50 people after hikers in the Judean desert were caught by surprise when flash flooding followed the weekend rains.

First Rain of Season Forecast for This Weekend

On the eve of Simchat Torah, Israel may see its first winter system of the season.

Chabad House Becomes Storm Shelter as Hurricane Ian Smashes Its Way Across Florida

Torrential rains, whipping winds and record storm surge all combined to make Ian an historic hurricane just two miles per hour shy of a Category 5 monster.

Hurricane Ian Near Category 5 Storm, Slams Into in Western Florida

Negative storm surge sucked the water out of Tampa Bay, as happened five years ago during Hurricane Irma.

United Hatzalah Delegation in Puerto Rico Offering Psychological, Medical Aid in Wake of Hurricane...

The Israeli volunteers have left their loved ones knowing they would be missing Rosh Hashanah at home.

Israel Sweltering Under a Heat Wave This Week

The temperatures are expected range this week from 90 degrees Fahrenheit (32 Celsius) in Tel Aviv to as high as 113 degrees Fahrenheit (45 Celsius) in the Jordan Valley.

Intense Flooding Swamps London’s Stamford Hill Neighborhood

Numerous other areas of the British capital are also flooded.

Are Our Opinions Affected by the Weather? This Israeli Study Explains How

The weather one experiences has an influence on the opinions he expresses, and in turn, on those who are influenced by these expressed opinions, a new Israel study has found.

Israeli Scientists Reveal Reason for Fewer Lightning Strikes Over the Sea

It is the larger, coarse sea spray that reduces the amount of lightning by as much as 90 percent, whereas smaller aerosols increase lightning. The size of particle also affects rainfall.

In Israel, ‘Most Comfortable July Since 2014’

“During the month (of July) there were no prolonged heat waves and there were no unusual events" in the State of Israel.

Health Ministry Warns Israelis to Expect ‘Extreme Heat’ in Coming Days

Israelis were warned to avoid unnecessary physical exertion, remember to drink water and to stay in air-conditioned areas as much as possible.

Record-Breaking Temperatures Threaten Europe, Mediterranean, New York & New Jersey

The British government declared a national “state of emergency” in response to the weather conditions.

Europe’s Deadly Heatwave, Wildfires Spreading to Israel, Mediterranean

Hundreds have died and tens of thousands of acres have burned to ash in Europe. Wildfires also began in Israel last month.


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