Our weekly report of the rain and the level of the Kineret -
As of February 13 (18 Shvat) 414.8 millimeters of rain had
fallen in the Jerusalem area during the current season
(August 1 to date). This represents 115% of the average
rainfall for this period and 77% of the average rainfall for
the entire season in the Jerusalem area which is 537 mm.
In most of the country the rainfall is well ahead of average
rainfall for the period. The main rain months are December, January and February, so we are about half way through the season. In some places they have already surpassed the annual rainfall for the entire season.
The current level of the Kinneret, updated as of February 6, is -209.96 meters below
sea level, which now just over a meter below the full red line of -208.8 meters. Hashem has been good to us in this area this year so far.
It rose 20.5 cm. over the past week. It seems likely it will fill up this year, be"H. Relatively little water is taken out as the bulk of Israel's drinking water comes from desalination. Keep davening.
Lightning over Jerusalem photographed by Moshe
Klukowski for the Israel Meteorological Services, Oct 14,