What a beautiful sight to see, snow falling down on the Holy places in the
Snowstorms in the Holyland
How often do we see snow falling on the Temple Mount? Not often at all. On average we see a major snowstorm on the high elevated hills of Israel once every 7 years. High elevated areas include Jerusalem, some of the mountaintops in the Judean Hills, like Gush Etzion and Hebron, some areas in Samaria and the Hermon. A number of years ago a snowstorm even fell on some of the lower areas of the country, including parts of the Northern Negev desert. Now that was a sight to see!
Since snowstorms are so rare, it is no surprise that everything shuts down even before the storms begin.