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Mt. Hermon, December 21, 2021

Storm Carmel Brings 25 cm of Snow on Mt. Hermon, Kinneret Rises 2 cm

Twenty-five cm of snow has accumulated on Mt. Hermon, and the Kinneret has risen by 2 cm, as winter storm Carmel continued to hit northern and central Israel on Tuesday, December 21.

About 25 cm of snow accumulated in the lower part of the Hermon ski resort, which is closed to visitors until further notice.

Meanwhile, the Kinneret rose by two cm to 210.76 meters below sea level on Tuesday morning. The lake is 1.96 meters below the upper red line that marks a full lake and 2.25 meters above the lower red line that marks a dangerously low lake.

Storm Carmel brought heavy rainfall to central and northern Israel on Monday, with 37.5 mm of rain falling in Jerusalem, 24.7 mm falling in Tel Aviv, 63.1 mm falling in Haifa, and 75.1 mm falling in Safed. The highest amount of rainfall was recorded in Amikam, with 96 mm of rainfall recorded on Monday.

Further rain showers were expected in northern Israel and along the coast on Tuesday, with concerns of flooding as well as more snowfall on the Hermon.

The high winds brought by the storm gradually weakened throughout the day. It was colder than usual for this time of year.

The storm is the third named storm in the Eastern Mediterranean Group of EUMETNET, which includes the meteorological services of Israel, Greece, and Cyprus. Other Hebrew names in the list of names for the 2021/2022 season include Irit, Joel, Lavi, Ora, and Raphael. (JPost / VFI News)