PHOTOS: Snow Blankets Lebanon

By Jillian MacMath, AccuWeather.com Staff Writer
January 13, 2013; 10:23 AM ET
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Snow Blankets Lebanon, Jerusalem

Storified by Accu Weather· Thu, Jan 10 2013 13:16:13

A rare snowfall occurred in Jerusalem and parts of Lebanon Thursday. Jerusalem received about 7 inches, making it the worst winter storm for the area in 25 years, according to CBS.

Snow has not fallen in Jerusalem since March of 2012. Prior to that, the most recent storm was in 2008.

"Chilly air became entrenched in the storm with temperatures more than 10 degrees below normal in Jerusalem the past 48 hours," AccuWeather.com Meteorologist Meghan Evans said.

Coastal areas such as Tel Aviv saw intense storms with heavy rainfall Thursday, but received no snow.

Parts of North Lebanon saw accumulation of nearly five feet.
RT @Amani_Lebanon: South #Lebanon covered in snow. http://pic.twitter.com/2CqjQo8CSyed Ali Raza
RT @JamesThorne2: Evening, this is superb! Snow covers the Russian church of Ein Kerem on the western outskirts of Jerusalem. http://pic.twitter.com/uU5Th3moJosh Spero
As much as 6 inches of snow blankets the middle east and Jerusalem. Pic courtesy of the Washington Post. http://pic.twitter.com/B7n9KntrCody Matz
RT @Palestinianism: Snow ball fights in #Jerusalem #Palestine http://pic.twitter.com/wNbTwTYNcapriconza3
#lebanon #snow #weather #ice #picofday #amazing #i5 #iphone5 #copyright #instamazing #shot http://instagr.am/p/UThCddNw-2/Jamal Fares
#wow #amazing #view #snow #sky #love #igers #TagsForLike #cold #Lebanon #tag #like #season #wintertime #snow http://instagr.am/p/UThNuJyMuG/Ribal Zeinoun
RT @rhachache: #Breathtaking #Snow #Photo from #Moussa #Castle #Beiteddine #Lebanon #Lebanonstorm http://pic.twitter.com/saF4hH4vJulien
Snow soldier #HonorableSnowMan #Patriot #Lebanon http://pic.twitter.com/04D28pU5Rifai (RIFLE)
#aley #lebanon #snow #sculpture #ice http://instagr.am/p/UT0VV-L7qI/Adham Hassanieh
Lebanon to day #hammanh #snow #lebanon http://instagr.am/p/UT0xV3lhKg/عبدالله سعود الريس
Missing lebanon #tartej #lebanon #snow #home http://instagr.am/p/UT4N9URTHK/Rita Estephan
#today#lebanon#bekfaya#snow#instapic#instadaily#cold#weather#amazing http://instagr.am/p/UT5lSxOLQr/Nancy Abyad
RT @SaraAssaf: Glorious Baalbeck under the snow..#Lebanon #LebanonStorm http://pic.twitter.com/XXFpanu6Mo Abbouchi
RT @chefosama: From the plane. City of #Baalbek #lebanon covered with snow #بعلبك #لبنان مغطاة بالثلج http://pic.twitter.com/KW3r43WQMo Abbouchi
Some of the many snowmen in #Jerusalem. In this case, a snow family. #middleeastsnow http://twitpic.com/bu3jo0Derek Stoffel
Thanks to AccuWeather Fan Mahde Said for sending this photo from Palestine:
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