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        12/10/2013, Tevet 7, 5774

      Israel Anticipates Early Winter Snowstorm


      The Jewish Press reports a powerful and rare early winter storm will plow into Israel Wednesday, and weather forecasters predict between four and eight inches of rain will fall in the north, with gale force winds and possibly snow in Jerusalem and the higher hills of Judea and Samaria.

      Snow is rare in Israel in early December, and predicting the white stuff in the country is as tricky as forecasting anything else in the Middle East. The Jewish Press explains that a tiny shift in the winds often moves a weather system towards or away from land, and a change of one or two degrees in the temperature can spell the difference between rain and snow.