Kinneret Just 15.7 Inches Short of Completely Full

With extreme drought conditions continuing to intensify, the government of Israel approved a plan in 2018 to pump desalinated water into the lake.

Kinneret Still Filling Up Regardless of Lull in Rains

Today and tomorrow are expected to be clear, but the weekend will see the rains returning.

Kinneret Only 35 Inches from Becoming Full Again

Heavy snow fell on the Hermon mountain overnight, adding 15 centimeters (6 inches) of snow to its lower level, just in time for the thaw. 

Stunning: Israel’s Southern Canyons after the Floods

I am so grateful to Oded Sahar of the Israel Nature and Parks Authority for these images. I could stare at them for hours.

Israelis Brave Gaza Rockets to Visit their Kalaniot

Over the weekend, Israelis flocked to the western Negev, to grab an eyeful of the annual miracle of the return of the Kalaniot – the red Anemone which paint the desert red each winter after the big rains.
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Watch: After Dry Decade, Roman Spring in Tiberias Hot Baths Came Back Thanks to...

Hammat Tiberias is an archaeological site of thermal baths located in the city of Tiberias.

Kinneret Water Level Up 3.15 Inches Since Friday

The current water level is 2.59 meters higher than the lower red line.

On Tuesday: Forget the Snow, Look at the Rainbows

Despite all the cold emanating from the weather report, I chose to share with you the rainbow pictures we received from the Israel Nature and Parks Authority this morning.

F-16s Turn Submarine After Rains Flood Air Force Base (Updated)

The IDF censor attempted to squelch reports of the damage after two hangers and the air force base became flooded with 50 million liters of rain.

Israel Under Water

Here's a collection of particularly unusual images.
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Record-Breaking Rainfall Creates Blessing, Havoc Across Israel

"Moti did not think twice and jumped into the current to save a family he did not know, who were in danger of being trapped under the water."

Bar Ilan Physicists Forecast Another Devastating El Niño in 2020

The team is currently expanding the algorithm in order to be able to forecast the strength and length of the weather phenomenon in the future.
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Watch: Viper Escaping The Zin River Flood

This terrified venomous Ef'eh was crawling for his life away from the gushing flood waters.

Nefesh B’Nefesh Oleh 60,000 Lands at Ben Gurion, Collects Jewish Freedom, Stunning Jewish Heat...

The flight included 103 children under the age of 17, 21 medical professionals, three sets of twins, and a 28-day-old baby.

You Call This Hot? In 1942 a Religious Kibbutz Experienced 129.2°

It should be noted that in addition to being an Israeli record, 54 degrees Celsius is also a record for the entire continent of Asia.

Thousands Ordered to Evacuate as Fires Continue to Rage Across Israel

"We are preparing with all our might for the morning when the strong winds will resume and there is a fear that the fire will also resume strongly."

Flames Destroy Moshav Mevo Modiin, Netanyahu Asks for International Firefighters as Fires Spread in...

Israel's Firefighting Commission has banned people from lighting fires outdoors "while these conditions prevail at reserves and parks in Israel.”
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Stormy Weekend Pushing Kinneret Up 3 Inches

Since the beginning of the current rainy season, the Sea of has ​​Galilee recorded a total increase of 2.225 meters (7.299854 ft.).
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Watch: Arava Rivulet Turns into a Dangerous River Flood in Minutes

On its way, the hour-old river sweeps everything in its path.

Judaean Desert Looks Majestic in Winter, Too

The Dead Sea has a weaker UVB radiation, and the air has a higher oxygen content as compared to oxygen concentration at sea level.
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Rainbow at Crocodile Stream

The remains of Crocodilopolis, a city established there in the fourth century BCE, are still visible today.

Sorry, Christians, No Baptism Today – Too Much Water in Jordan River

The baptism site, a.k.a. Qasr el Yahud (Castle of the Jews in Arabic), is the official name of a baptism site in the Jordan River Valley in Samaria.

Heavy Rains Unearth Ancient Horse Figurines in Northern Israel

"It should be noted that in our region, almost only men were depicted in figurines as riding horses, while women were carved in the context of fertility, motherhood, and sexuality."

Israel Navy Rescues Drifting French Sailor

The sailor, Jean Francois Colas, 60, was taken to an Israeli hospital in Ashdod for further treatment.

Heavy Rain, Snowfall Raise the Level of Lake Kinneret

The level of the lake at present is still at 17.7 feet (5.4 meters) below its fullest level.
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General Winter (not Ofer) on the Attack Across Israel with Snow, Rain and Thunderstorms

The snow up on Mt. Hermon has been piling up to reach 22 inches on the lower level.
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Winter Returns: National Parks Closed by Floods

Incidentally, the Yarkon National Park Tel Afek has been reopened since we started uploading these videos, which suggests another feature of Israeli winters: they're very short.

Israeli Park Rangers Rescue Storm-Beached Female Turtle

"I ran fast over there, despite the sandstorm and the rain on the beach, and when I got to her, I thought she was dead."
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Watch: Storms and Floods in Israel

According to Israel's meteorological service forecast, the weather will continue to be stormy, and until Saturday afternoon there is fear of flooding in the eastern streams.

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