Post-Pesach Storm Sweeps Israel

YERUSHALAYIM (Hamodia Staff) -
A man clearing a path at the snow-covered Mt. Hermon, in northern Israel on Sunday. (Basal Awidat/Flash90)
A man clearing a path at the snow-covered Mt. Hermon, in northern Israel on Sunday. (Basal Awidat/Flash90)

An unusual post-Pesach storm drenched Israel through the weekend, pelting Tel Aviv with hail and bringing spring snow to Mount Hermon.

The hail came down in Tel Aviv for a few minutes at around 1:30 p.m. after intermittent rain in the morning.

In the north, on Mount Hermon, 7.8 inches of snow fell since Shabbos, blocking local roads, and the ski site was closed to visitors.

Due to the threat of flooding in the Dead Sea area, the Israel Nature and Parks Authority closed access to local streams, including Hazazon, Tur, Tamarim, Kumran and Og.

Showers were forecast into Monday.