Large Hail, Flood Warnings as Winter Comes to Israel

Damage caused by massive hail north of Haifa, the like of which residents 'don't remember seeing'; flood concerns in eastern Israel.Ari Yashar, 11/3/2014, 7:49 AM

Golan Heights Welcomes 'Rains of Blessing'

Rabbi of Golan community says the late rains are a blessing, not curse, and will 'let the fruit grow beautifully.'Benny Toker, Ari Yashar, 5/9/2014, 3:00 PM

Wet Weather Traps 70 American Hikers in Southern Valley

Spring arrived in Israel weeks ago, but winter has returned with a vengeance, trapping dozens of hikers in southern Israel.Yaakov Levi, 5/8/2014, 7:50 AM

Forecast: Rainy ‘Costume Day,’ Warm Purim

Rain to continue on Thursday and Friday, but clear up by Purim.Maayana Miskin, 3/13/2014, 11:35 AM

Forecast: A Week of Winter Weather

Warm, dusty weather to be replaced by rain, cool air.Maayana Miskin, 3/9/2014, 8:37 AM

Israel Facing Extreme Drought, Experts Concerned

Experts worry over driest year since 1927, as Kinneret reportedly loses four centimeters in February.Tova Dvorin, 2/24/2014, 7:24 PM

Weather Forecast: Winter to Make a Comeback

Winter to return after an unusually hot weekend, rain expected later in the week.Maayana Miskin, 2/23/2014, 11:40 AM

Warm, Sunny Weather to Return

Forecasters’ prediction of a quick end to brief rainy spell causes further concern for Israel’s water resources.Maayana Miskin, 2/16/2014, 9:32 AM

Weather: Colder with a Chance of Rain

Temperatures expected to drop during the first week of February, but no guarantee for more rainfall.Tova Dvorin, 2/2/2014, 10:47 AM

Tel Aviv Marks Driest January on Record

Rain hits a record low in the Tel Aviv area. Jordan Valley without rainfall for the first time in nearly 60 years.Maayana Miskin, 1/30/2014, 10:13 AM

Expert: Lack of Rain ‘Cause for Concern’

Climate expert admits worry over relatively sparse rainfall.Maayana Miskin, 1/16/2014, 10:35 AM

Forecast: Local Showers, Cooler Weather

Rain to return with light local showers in north, center of the country.Maayana Miskin, 1/12/2014, 12:06 PM

Winter Weather to Continue to Tuesday

Rain to continue this week. Flood warnings in the south.Maayana Miskin, 12/29/2013, 9:41 AM

Rain to Return for the Sabbath

Nearly two weeks of clear skies to come to an end this Saturday.Maayana Miskin, 12/26/2013, 9:59 AM

The Good News: Kinneret Rises by Ten Centimeters After Storm

Kinneret water level rises significantly in three-day period; more rises expected once snow begins melting in northern cities.Tova Dvorin, 12/15/2013, 2:31 PM

Contractors to 'Clean Up' in Rain, Wind Damage

Heavy rains caused NIS 30 million in property damage and will generate NIS 20 million in work - and that's just the start.David Lev, 12/12/2013, 2:06 PM

Rain Ends School for 'Neglected' Gush Katif Expellees

Rain could collapse caravan ‘schools’ given to families from Gush Katif. ‘We still don’t know when we’ll get a building.’Maayana Miskin, 12/12/2013, 11:13 AM

Rain and Snow as Winter Storm Strikes Israel

55 kmh (35 mph) winds bring 15 cm (half foot) of snow to Mt. Hermon, 112 mm (4.5 in) of rain outside Netanya on coast.Ari Yashar, 12/11/2013, 9:31 AM

Rainstorms Sunday, Flood Warning in Negev

Break in rainy weather expected Monday, Tuesday, but downpours to return in Wednesday storms.Maayana Miskin, 12/8/2013, 8:03 AM

Chief Rabbis Urge Jewish People to Pray for Rain

Rabbis Yitzhak Yosef, David Lau urge public in letter to pray for rain after weather remains sunny this year.Tova Dvorin, 11/28/2013, 3:16 PM

Forecast: Rain is On Its Way

Winter rains expected in northern and central Israel as early as Friday.Maayana Miskin, 10/17/2013, 1:13 PM

Forecast: Cloudy with Local Showers

Northern, central Israel may see the first showers of the rainy season. Police warn drivers to be cautious.Maayana Miskin, 9/22/2013, 8:09 AM

Kinneret Starts to Drop

The Kinneret begins its summer fall as rain stops.Maayana Miskin, 5/5/2013, 1:21 PM

Rain to Continue through Monday

Light rain showers remain in the forecast until Monday afternoon. Weather to remain chilly. Maayana Miskin, 4/21/2013, 9:31 AM

Freak Spring Storm Slams Into American Midwest

A freak spring storm has slammed into the American Midwest, bringing down power lines, trees and more.Chana Ya'ar, 4/11/2013, 12:27 PM

Forecast: Hot Sunday, Cool Monday

Fast-changing spring weather to bring heat Sunday, rain by Tuesday. Maayana Miskin, 4/7/2013, 9:48 AM

Despite Rain, a Hard Winter for Farmers

Dry weather toward winter’s end means farmers expect a rough year.Maayana Miskin, 3/30/2013, 9:41 PM

Winter Returns for a Brief Visit

Winter returns briefly with cool weather, local rain showers. Hot weather to be back by Wednesday.Maayana Miskin, 3/17/2013, 10:48 AM

Winter to Return for Brief Visit

Rain to return briefly Wednesday. Forecasters say this winter will not be unusual in terms of rain.Maayana Miskin, 2/5/2013, 8:31 PM

Stormy Weather Raises Kinneret Waters, Causes Power Outages

Lake Kinneret once again rose Thursday as rain poured down upon the Land of Israel, causing power outages around the country.Chana Ya'ar, 1/31/2013, 6:45 PM

Kinneret Hits Halfway Point

The Kinneret is halfway between two “red lines,” one for dangerously low waters, the other for high waters.Maayana Miskin, 1/20/2013, 11:22 AM

Kinneret Rises 5 Inches over Sabbath

Sea of Galilee has risen by 84 cm since rainy spell began.Gil Ronen, 1/13/2013, 1:05 PM

Kinneret Rises 78 Centimeters in One Week

The Kinneret rose by 78 centimeters thanks to a week of rain.Maayana Miskin, 1/11/2013, 11:33 AM

Storms Brought 200% of Seasonal Rainfall

The rainstorms that hit Israel over the past week are coming to a close, after joining the top five rainiest weeks in Israel’s history.Maayana Miskin, 1/11/2013, 9:03 AM

Jerusalem's "Potential Lake" Full, Strong Stream of Water

Arutz Sheva TV visits Jerusalem outskirts Motza Dam, filling with water as the winter storm continues.Hezki Baruch, 1/10/2013, 1:12 AM

New Photos of Hadera Flood

Police photos show flooding in central Israel from the air.Arutz sheva staff, 1/9/2013, 2:57 PM

Storm Claims 2 Victims, Snow Reaches Jerusalem

The heavy rains led to the drowning deaths of two women in Samaria. In Hevron, snow begins to pile up. First flakes in Jerusalem.Maayana Miskin, 1/9/2013, 10:48 AM

Storm Set to Get More Intense; Snow on the Way

After four straight days of heavy, unceasing rain, many areas of the country have already exceeded their annual winter rainfall levels.David Lev, 1/8/2013, 9:01 PM

‘Frankenstorm’ Lashes Israel

Israel’s answer to “Superstorm Sandy” closed Tel Aviv’s major highway, and that’s only a preview. Heavy snow predicted. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 1/8/2013, 10:04 AM

Chief Rabbis: Show Our Thanks for the Rain By Helping the Poor

In a letter, Israel's Chief Rabbis expressed their gratitude to G-d for the heavy rains Israel has received this winter seasonDavid Lev, 1/7/2013, 10:24 PM

Videos and Photos: Stormy Winter Day in Israel

It isn't like the storms some of our readers meet abroad, but it's ours. Here's a glance at a day in Israel blessed with plenty of rain.Yoni Kempinski, 1/7/2013, 6:49 PM

Rainy Week Begins, Storm Shuts Down Trains, Highways

Israel begins what is anticipated to be a very rainy week with a storm that shuts down train stations, leaves drivers stranded. Maayana Miskin, 1/6/2013, 12:11 PM

Friday Forecast: Rain, Cold, Snow in Hermon

Rain is to continue Friday, accompanied by thunderstorms. The Hermon will see winter snows. Maayana Miskin, 12/21/2012, 8:52 AM

Weather: Rain, Storms Friday

The weather will be stormy Friday. Rain is expected to abate by Saturday but return full force on Sunday.Maayana Miskin, 11/23/2012, 10:03 AM

Rain Storm Causes Flooding in Eilat

Eilat flooded as heavy rain hits the usually sunny and warm tourist city.Elad Benari, Canada, 11/9/2012, 8:23 PM

Rain Along the Coast, Damage from Strong Winds

Rain and wind hit Israel’s coast, providing much-needed water. Maayana Miskin, 11/9/2012, 9:36 AM

First 'Rains of Blessing' Expected for Shabbat

Winter is expected to finally arrive in Israel this weekend, with plunging temperatures, heavy wind and rain, and thunder and lighting.David Lev, 11/8/2012, 2:05 PM

Israel Gets First Hint of Winter Rain

Rain falls from Negev to Golan as summer season ends. Forecast: more rain, storms.Maayana Miskin, 9/29/2012, 8:06 PM

August Surprise: Heavy Rain in Western Galilee

Northern coastal Israel experienced an extremely rare August event – a significant rain storm.David Lev, 8/30/2012, 1:58 PM

Videos: Minor Miracle on the Kinneret

A mammoth storm buried the official forecast of a year of drought and raised the level of the Kinneret beyond what anyone dared to imagine.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 3/4/2012, 8:58 PM

Photos: Israel One Big Snowman

Tens of thousands of Israelis flocked to see the snow that fell as far south as the mountains over Eilat. Forecast: A rainless Purim.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 3/4/2012, 11:06 AM

Forecast: A White Sabbath

Israel is preparing for its first nationwide snowstorm in years. Snow is expected to pile up in Jerusalem on Friday and even in lower areas.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 2/29/2012, 10:52 AM

Snow and Rain to Drench Israel Wednesday

Jerusalem is preparing for the third snow scare of the winter, and this time it is more probable that the white stuff will pile up.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 2/27/2012, 1:28 PM

Video: Storm Brings Water to Jerusalem Area

The weekend's winter storm didn't bring snow to Jerusalem, but it did it bring it lots of much-needed rain water.Elad Benari & Hezki Baruch, 2/20/2012, 5:16 AM

Wicked Storm Brings Blessed Rain

“Hurricane” Israel closes schools in the snowbound northern Golan, floods Dead Sea roads, and blesses the country with much-needed rain.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 2/19/2012, 8:44 AM

Winter Brings Rain in Eilat, Square Tires in Alaska

Eilat is “drenched” with a rare shower, the Kinneret rises with more rain on the way while Alaska and Europe are under a deep freeze. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 1/31/2012, 12:33 PM