As the U.S. is in the grip of a record-breaking cold snap, Israel is dealing with her own winter woes.
Snow began to blanket the north on Thursday, while residents of the capital anticipated their own winter wonderland.
The snow began on the Golan Heights in the morning, and by evening was falling over the northern and central mountains. The rain turned to intermittent flurries and hail and then heavy snow over Jerusalem in the evening.
The storm has already prompted road and school closures.
For both Friday and Saturday, the IMS [Israel Meteorological Service] warned of extremely cold temperatures and the possibility of ice formation on roads.
The Education Ministry announced the cancellation of classes for Friday throughout Jerusalem and the Northern and Southern districts.
As Jerusalem doesn’t usually receive much snowfall, the residents are less prepared to weather this storm. Please pray for the populations especially impacted by inclement weather, including homebound elderly.