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