They were calling it #IsraelBlizzard.
Jerusalem, Israel, was prepared for #WhiteJerusalem.
Schools were closed, meetings cancelled,
everyone was ready.
We were braced for power to go out,
just hoping for less time than the full week last year.
First, there were hail and fog, with very strong winds.
Hail stones fell after loud thunder and lightning.
Snow covered roof tops quickly,
and was sticking to cars and roads.
after ten minutes,
it stopped and a slight powder of snow
that could be seen on the Knesset grounds.
All day we waited for more,
by night fall the streets were quiet.
at bed time this was the best snow photo of the day.
It felt like those old days in the DC area,
where the government and schools shut for snowy weather
that made every Northerner and Canadian laugh
and go into the details of their memories of a real blizzard.
In the morning the Knesset had a thin cover of white,
and no serious accumulation of snow.
#WhiteJerusalem still might come over the weekend.
It is cold though, this indoor thermometer,
read 50 degrees first thing this morning,
so the temperature has been rising.
it is another grey, wet, sleet and slippery day.
After a late school opening,
the kids are out of the house,
making the parents very happy.
#WhiteJerusalem was not an #IsraelBlizzard,
even with that loud thunder all day.
Hard to believe that only four days ago,
there were those rainbow colored flowers,