Let It Snow: Golan Heights Go White as Stormy Weather Hits Israel

Tel Aviv sees 22 mm of rain in little over an hour, Haifa's Technion hit by reported 87 mm of rain in stormy night that forecasters say will turn into a wet weekend.

Israel was hit by considerable rainfall early Friday morning, with snow fall reported in Mount Hermon as well as in all of the Golan Heights.

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Snow in the Golan Heights, Jan. 13, 2012.Yaron Kaminsky

According to weather forecasting firm Meteo Tech, Tel Aviv experienced 22 mm of rain in just over an hour, with Safed seeing 40 mm and the Golan Heights reporting 36 mm of rain.

Even more impressive figures arrived from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology. In Haifa, where Army Radio said 87 mm of rain were registered.

Another chilly, but beautiful, outcome of the stormy night was snow, reportedly falling fast and thick all over the Golan Heights and Mt. Hermon, where Army Radio said over a meter of snow was reported.

The stormy weather isn’t expected to leave Israel, with forecasters expecting a wet and cold weekend, as storms drift toward the country’s center and south.