By Mustela nivalis
“The heaviest December snowstorm in at least 50 years blanketed parts of Israel, including Jerusalem into Friday, cutting power, stranding travelers, and putting the Holy City on lockdown.” Continue reading, and see photos, here.
Incidentally, I visited Majorca for the first time in my life in February last year. When I woke up on my first morning there, it had snowed. Hotel staff told me it was the first time it had snowed there in 20 years, and the first time in 50 years that the snow had settled. I traveled up the mountains to the Valldemossa monastery where Chopin had spent some time (I took a selfie with my brand new selfie-capable phone next to the Chopin statue there). On the way there, I saw people going berserk. They were building snowmen, placing them on their car bonnets (!) and driving them to their lower altitude home gardens.