Snow totals for western and central parts of Turkey and down to the city of Jerusalem
At least 8 villages isolated – Normally sun-drenched islanders lose power and water
SNOWFALL RATES…OVER 3 INCHES PER HOUR AT TIMES.
It feels like a Siberian winter in Romania.
A fierce winter storm, forecast to last several days, has brought snowfall and freezing temperatures to Lebanon, Syria, Jordan and Turkey.
Up to 10 inches (25 cm) of snowfall and blizzard conditions in Jerusalem. Palm trees blanketed with heavy snow.
All of these videos are dated January 7, 2015 – Not much global warming in the Middle East
The region has not seen this much snow since 1899.
“Massive” snow dump – 56 cm (22 inches) of fresh champagne powder in 36 hours
Bracing for wind chills down to -31 degrees (-35 C).