The biggest January storm to hit the Mideast in 30 years has led to havoc, as many countries in the usually arid region were unprepared for torrential downpours and snowfall. Jordan saw a foot of snow that snarled roads and airports, and heavy rains flooded parts of the West Bank. At least eight people have died, most in Lebanon where flooded and frozen roads are making for treacherous driving conditions.
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It's not rare!. jerusalm and big parts of israel as also other northen middle eastern countries except for coastal and below sea level parts, do have snow every winter!
It is normal in the Middle East . Do you want to monopolize the weather phenomenon to be just in Europe ?!