Zeina Storm hits Lebanon: Daily Pictures & Updates!

Update Thursday 8 Jan: (Location: Hadchit, Zgharta, Bhamdoun, Deir Mar Antonios Kozhaya)

Update Wednesday 7 Jan: (Locations: Anaya Mar Charbel, Hammana, Bekaa, Bzebdine,Tartej Jbeil, Chebaa, Hrajel, Chlifa baalbak, baakafra, Ehden, kfardebian, zahle, jnoub, beirut)

Pics from: Rima Njeim, Beirut, LBCI Facebook Page, LWF)

Update: Tuesday 6 Jan:

آخر التحديثات
المنخفض القطبي “اندرو” يؤثر على لبنان بين الثلاثاء 6 كانون الثاني و الجمعة 9 كانون الثاني.

اليوم الثلاثاء 6: طقس غائم جزئيا الى غائم مع زخات أمطار رعدية متفرقة و رياح قوية جدا و زخات ثلوج فوق “1500” متر. يتحول بعد الظهر أو مساءًا الى غائم و عاصف مع أمطار رعدية غزيرة, زخات برد, رياح قوية جدا و يبدأ تساقط الثلوج مباشرة على “1200” متر يمتد سريعا الى “900” متر + سهل البقاع ليلا و بعد منتصف الليل. خلال ليل الثلاثاء-الأربعاء و صباح الأربعاء تتعرض المناطق التي تزيد عن “800” متر + سهل البقاع الى عاصفة ثلجية عنيفة.

الأربعاء 7: طقس غائم و عاصف مع أمطار رعدية غزيرة, رياح قوية “أحيانا”, زخات برد. تتساقط الثلوج بكثافة عالية جدا فوق “800” متر + سهل البقاع و تمتد الثلوج تدريجيا الى “600” متر بعد الظهر و الى “500” متر مساءًا. و عند ساعات منتصف الليل قد تصل زخات الثلوج الى “400” متر (“300” متر شمالا).

الخميس 8: طفس غائم جزئيا الى غائم مع زخات ثلوج فوق “400” متر + سهل البقاع. يصبح الطقس مساءًا شديد البرودة مع تشكل جليد في العديد من المناطق. تبقى الفرصة قائمة بعد ظهر و مساء الخميس لنفنفات ثلجية على المرتفعات فوق “400” متر + سهل البقاع.

الجمعة 9: طقس غائم جزئيا الى غائم على الساحل. بعض النفنفات الثلجية فوق “400” متر.
تحذير شديد اللهجة من الجليد على مرتفعات متدنية بدءا من يوم الخميس.

Latest updates
The polar low ANDREW affects the area between Tuesday and Friday

Tuesday 6: Partly cloudy to cloudy skies with local thundery rain showers, very strong winds and snow showers above “1500” M. Turning cloudy and stormy in the afternoon or evening with heavy thundery rain, hail showers, very strong winds. Snow starts directly at “1200” M and goes down fast to “900” M + Bekaa at night and around midnight. Very strong snow storm above “800” M + Bekaa during the night of Tuesday/Wednesday and Wednesday morning

Wednesday 7: cloudy skies , stormy with heavy thundery rain, hail showers, strong winds sometimes. Very heavy snow expected above “800” M + Bekaa, snow will be going down to “600” M in the afternoon and to “500” M in
the evening. Snow showers might reach “400” M (“300” M north) by midnight

Thursday 8: Partly cloudy to cloudy skies with possible snow showers above “400” M + Bekaa. Becoming frigid at night. Chance for some flurries Thursday afternoon/night above “400” M + Bekaa

Friday 9: Partly cloudy to cloudy skies on the coasts. Some flurries above “400” M

——- Pics From Beirut Facebook Page & LBCI ——-

Update 1:

3 كانون الثاني 2015 – تحديثات الصباح
المنخفض القطبي “اندرو” يؤثر على لبنان بين الثلاثاء 6 كانون الثاني و الخميس 8 كانون الثاني.

اليوم السبت 3: طقس غائم جزئيا الى غائم مع زخات أمطار متفرقة يتحول بعد الظهر الى غائم مع أمطار رعدية تكون غزيرة أحيانا مع تساقط ثلوج فوق “1350” متر تتدنى حتى “1150” متر ليلا. و “قد” تتدنى الى “1000” متر لفترة محدودة بعد منتصف الليل خاصة في البقاع.

الأحد 4: طقس غائم جزئيا مع احتمال أمطار محلية صباحا.

الاثنين 5: طقس غائم جزئيا الى غائم مع زخات أمطار محلية يتحول بعد الظهر الى غائم مع أمطار غزيرة خاصة في الشمال. رياح قوية جدا.

الثلاثاء 6: طقس غائم جزئيا الى غائم مع زخات أمطار رعدية متفرقة و رياح قوية جدا. يتحول بعد الظهر أو مساءًا الى غائم و عاصف مع أمطار رعدية غزيرة, زخات برد, رياح قوية و يبدأ تساقط الثلوج مباشرة على “1200” متر يمتد سريعا الى “950” متر + سهل البقاع ليلا و بعد منتصف الليل. خلال ليل الثلاثاء-الأربعاء تتعرض المناطق التي تزيد عن “900” متر الى عاصفة ثلجية قوية جدا. و يمتد تساقط الثلوج تدريجيا حتى “800” متر صباح الأربعاء.

الأربعاء 7: طقس غائم و عاصف مع أمطار رعدية غزيرة, رياح قوية أحيانا, زخات برد. تتساقط الثلوج بكثافة فوق “800” متر و تمتد تدريجيا الى “600” متر بعد الظهر و الى “500” متر مساءًا. و عند ساعات منتصف الليل قد تصل الى “450” متر (“300” متر شمالا).

الخميس 8: طفس غائم جزئيا الى غائم مع زخات ثلوج فوق “400” متر فجرا و صباحا “في حال توفر هطول”. يصبح الطقس مساءًا شديد البرودة مع تشكل جليد في العديد من المناطق.

Latest Updates
The Polar low “Andrew” Affects the area between Tuesday and Thursday

Saturday 3: Partly cloudy to cloudy skies with local rain showers, turning cloudy with heavy thundery rain in the afternoon and snow
above “1350” M going down to “1150” M at night

Sunday 4: Partly cloudy skies with chance for local rain showers in the morning

Monday 5: Partly cloudy to cloudy skies with local rain showers, turning cloudy with heavy rain in the afternoon especially north Lebanon. Very strong winds

Tuesday 6: Partly cloudy to cloudy skies with local rain showers and very strong winds. Turning cloudy in the afternoon or evening with heavy thundery rain, hail showers, strong winds. Snow starts directly at “1200” M and goes down to “950” M + Bekaa night and around midnight. Strong snow storm above “900” M + Bekaa during the night ofTuesday/Wednesday.

Snow is expected to reach “800” M by Wednesday morning

Wednesday 7: cloudy skies , stormy with heavy thundery rain, hail showers, strong winds sometimes. Very heavy snow expected above “800” M, going down to “600” M in the afternoon and to “500” M in
the evening. Snow might reach “450” M (“300” M north) by midnight

Thursday 8: Partly cloudy to cloudy skies with possible snow showers above “400” M in case precipitation is available. Frigid at night.

Pics From: LWF, Skileb, Intercontinental Mzaar.

–Original Post–
Storm Ahead Sign- ECB

يتموضع المُرتفع الأزوري حالياً الى الغرب من البحر المتوسّط و يمتدّ شمالاً حتى فرنسا و ألمانيا و الجزر البريطانية
هذه الوضعية، بالتزامن مع انخفاض الضغط فوق جزيرة أيسلند و ابتعاد الدّب الروسي عن غرب روسيا و البحر الأسود سمَحَ باندفاع كتلة هوائية شديدة البرودة، قطبيّة المنشأ في شرق أوروبا نحو الجنوب مباشرة الى الحوض الشرقي للبحر المتوسط.

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ابتداءً من مساء الأثنين 5 يناير 2015 تلج مياه شرق المتوسّط الدافئة رياح شمالية شديدة البرودة ذات أصول قطبيّة فينخفض الضعط الجوي بشكل كبير و مفاجىء فوق بحر أيجة غرب اليونان و هو المكان المتوقع أن يولد به المُنخفض “آندرو” القطبي.
و مع منتصف ليل 5 – 6 يناير تندفع المزيد من الرياح القطبيه عبر البحر الأسود نحو مركز المنخفض مما يؤدّي الى تعمّقه و ازدياد مساحته و حرّكه بسرعه شرقاً
صباح الثلاثاء يتمركز “آندرو” الى شمال شرق قبرص و يتحول طقس لبنان الى عاصف و ممطر بغزارة مع رياح شديدة و عواصف رعدية عنيفة و زخات بَرَد و تتساقط الثلوج على ارتفاع 1600 متر
ظهر الثلاثاء يمتد تساقط الثلوج الى 1500 متر و 1400 متر شمالاً و

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مساء الثلاثاء تدخل أولى الجبهات القطبيّة المرافقة ل “آندرو” و يطرأ انخفاض حاد على درجات الحرارة و يتدنى مستوى الثلوج بسرعة الى 1000 متر و يستمر الجو عاصف و ممطر بغزارة على الساحل.

صباح الأربعاء 7 يناير يتحرك “آندرو” باتجاه شمال شرقي و يتمركز فوق لواء اسكندرون التركي و يدفع بذلك بثاني الجبهات القطبيّة الشديدة البرودة و يطرأ انخفاض ملحوظ آخر على درجات الحرارة و يصبح الحو ماطر بغزارة على الساحل و يتدنى مستوى الثلوج ليلامس ال 800 متر


عصر الأربعاء تدخل جبهة قطبية أخرى مرافقة للمنخفض آندرو و يطرأ انخفاض آخر على الحرارة و بيدأ تساقط الثلوج و تراكمها على ارتفاع 600 متر مع حلول المساء.

مع منتصف ليل 7-8 يناير يتحرّك “أندرو” شرقاً و يتمركز فوق منطقة الجزيره السّورية و تدخل الجبهة الأشدّ برودة على الأطلاق و يطرأ انخفاض شديد و واضح على درجات الحرارة و يتجدد هطول الأمطار على الساحل و يبدأ تساقط الثلوج على ارتفاع 400 متر و تراكمها و مع ساعات فجر 8 يناير يمتدّ الهطول الى 300 متر و 200 متر شمالاً فى حال توفّر المتساقطات

نهار 8 يناير يرتحل “آندرو” شرقاً نحو شرق تركيا تاركاً وراءه رياح شمالية شديدة البروده قادمة مباشرةَ من القطب و تبقى الفرصة سانحة لهطول ثلوج متقطّعة و عشوائيه على ارتفاع 300 متر
ليل 8-9 يناير يبدأ تأثير مُرتفع جوّي شديد البرودة، قطبي الأصول مصحوب برياح شماليه قارسة البرودة و تتدنى الحراراة الى الصفر على بعض السواحل الشّمالية و -6 على 1000 متر و -12 و ربما أقل من ذلك على 2000 متر و يسيطر الجاليد و الصقيع على مختلف المناطق.

ملاحظة: هذه النشرة على ذمّة الخرائط المُحدّثة بعد ظهر ومساء اليوم، يرجى إنتظار التحديثات اللاحقة في هل حدوث أي تغييرات طارئة، ابقوا معنا لمعرفة أي جديد ولمتابعة أحدث الصور عن العاصفة المرتقبة

Snow in Lebanon

English Version: (Via Google Translate)

“High Azzurri” currently sits to the west of the Mediterranean Sea and extends as far north as France, Germany and the British Isles

This situation, in conjunction with low pressure over Iceland island and away from the Russian Bear western Russia and the Black Sea allowed the rush of very cold air mass, the polarity of origin in Eastern Europe towards the south directly to the eastern basin of the Mediterranean Sea.

As of Monday evening, January 5, 2015 Eastern Mediterranean warm waters of the frigid northern winds of polar air pressuring assets decreases dramatically and unexpectedly over the Aegean Sea, western Greece and is expected to be born with low “Andrew” Polar place.

And with midnight January 5 to 6 hurtling more polar winds through the Black Sea to a low center which leads to deepen and increase in area and move it quickly eastward

Tuesday morning stationed “Andrew” to the north-east of Cyprus and Lebanon weather turns windy and rainy to profusely with strong winds and violent thunderstorms and showers cold and falling snow at an altitude of 1600 meters

Tuesday afternoon snowfall extends to 1,500 meters and 1,400 meters to the north and

Tuesday evening, enter the first polar fronts accompaniment for “Andrew” and undergone a sharp drop in temperatures and snow level is declining rapidly to 1000 meters and continue windy and rainy profusely on the coast.

The morning of Wednesday, January 7 moves “Andrew” toward the northeast and stationed above the Sanjak of Alexandretta Turkish and pushing the second polar fronts extreme cold and undergone another noticeable drop in temperatures and rain Haw become profusely on the coast and the snow level is declining to touch the 800 meters

Wednesday afternoon the intervention of other Polar front accompany the low Andrew and undergone another low heat and Beida and snowfall accumulation to an elevation of 600 meters with the evening.
With midnight on January 7 to 8 moves “Andrew” and stationed in the east area of the island over the Syrian front and the most interference cooler absolute and undergone very low and clear on the temperatures and renewed rainfall on the coast and snow at an altitude of 400 meters and accumulation begins and with the early hours of January 8 precipitation extends to 300 meters and 200 meters to the north in case of availability of precipitation

January 8th day travels, “Andrew” east towards the east of Turkey, leaving behind a very cold northerly winds coming directly from the pole and keep the opportunity to heavy snowfall and intermittent random on 300 meters

The night of January 8 to 9 begins with a high impact of air very cold, polar assets is accompanied by winds and frigid northern Thermometers declining to zero on some northern coast and -6 to -12 and 1000 meters and probably less than that at 2,000 meters and controlled Galad and frost the different regions.

Note: This publication is based on the updated maps afternoon and evening, Stay tuned for more info and pics!

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The Earth Is About to Be Bombarded By Two Solar Storms!

This is not your usual weather forecast. Big storms are brewing. Your umbrella won’t help, but you might want to keep a flashlight handy.

These storms are coming from the sun. It’s raining down a huge amount of radiation. We’re safe, but it could affect power grids, radios and satellites.

Experts say the combined energy from two recent solar events will arrive at Earth on Saturday, prompting the Space Weather Prediction Center to issue a strong geomagnetic storm watch.

Wait. What kind of watch? Basically, the sun is a giant ball of gas: 92.1% hydrogen and 7.8% helium. Every now and then, it spits out a giant burst of radiation called a coronal mass ejection.

These ejections are sometimes associated with solar flares, the most explosive events in the solar system. The sun has released two ejections in the past two days, and both are linked to solar flares. NASA says the second flare is an X1.6 class, putting it in the most intense category.

The energy from those two ejections is heading toward Earth.

Space weather experts aren’t sure what this solar storm will do.

“This is a pretty strong solar storm, and we just won’t know until it gets here” what it will do, said CNN meteorologist Chad Myers.

Earth’s atmosphere usually protects us humans, but you might want to keep a flashlight handy. Solar storms can knock out power, interfere with GPS and radio communications — including those on commercial airliners — and damage satellites.

“People on the ground really don’t have to worry,” said Lika Guhathakurta, a program scientist with NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory. She said solar storms don’t affect humans on the ground, although astronauts could be at risk.

And our technology.

But don’t worry too much. NASA can take steps to protect the crew members on the International Space Station, and satellite operators can turn off sensitive sensors on satellites to mitigate the risk to your smartphones and wi-fi connection. There may be temporary glitches, though, Guhathakurta says.

And if there is a major issue, scientists are taking precautions to make sure all the important parties are prepared.

“FEMA has been notified of these events just in case,” Thomas Berger, director of NOAA’s Space Weather Prediction Center, said at a Thursday news conference.

On March 13, 1989, a solar storm knocked out power for the entire province of Quebec for 12 hours. Power grids in the United States were affected but didn’t have blackouts. NASA says some satellites tumbled out of control for hours during what’s known as the Quebec Blackout. The space shuttle Discovery was in orbit at the time and had a mysterious sensor problem that went away after the storm, NASA says.

On the upside, solar storms also create beautiful aurora. Aurora watchers in the northern United States who are outside major metropolitan areas should be watching the skies on Thursday and Friday nights.

People in the southern part of the nation are less likely to get the kind of splendid aurora sights that people in the Northeast and Alaska will see, but it might not hurt for them to take a glance at the sky anyway, just in case.

Although it won’t be as intense a view as the one northerners will get, “if you want to take a look on Friday night, why not?” Berger said.

Alexa Storm Hits Lebanon, In Pictures ( 11/12/13 – 14/12/13)

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Storm “Alexa” was not as weak as some people think, but its “Center”, which is determined only before 24 to 48 hours, did not suit the Lebanese territories and especially Mount Lebanon.

Check Alexa in Pictures (Keep visiting this page, we’re adding new pictures) :

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Fakiha – Baalbeck (Louis Mrad)

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Bcharre (Micha)

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Bayno – Akkar (Zaher Kafrouni)

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Chadra – Akkar

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Kfardebyen (Salah El Din)

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M3aser El Chouf
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Daher El Baydar (LBCI)

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Broumana

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Kfardebyen

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Hrajel – Keserwen

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Baskinta

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Daher El Baydar

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This is Jounieh Highway in January 2013, For more pictures of January’s Bride(Olga) Storm Click Here:

The BRIDE(OLGA) Storm hits Lebanon : 7/1/2013 – 8/1/2013 – 9/1/2013 in Pictures !

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It’s true! Rain came late this year, yet it arrived with a blast; roads were flooded, highways transformed into rivers and cars, well, are not submarines!

As officials try to solve the situation as swiftly as possible, another ominous sign looms high in the skies; Alexa, although a fair name for a fair maden – or not – seems to have taken on a different meaning this year, for it bears wind, snow and everything in between. According to the Agricultural Research Institute, The said storm will hit Lebanon next week with frost and snow.

On Monday 9th, freezing northern winds will hit Lebanon with rain and snow at 1000 meter above sea level, which might also cover the Bekaa area. The same applies for the following day. However, we will witness lower temperatures on Wednesday, 11, with torrential rain and snow reaching 800 meters above sea level.

Just as you might think this is over, temperatures will further drop in Thursday and Friday, accompanied by rain and snow, also reaching 800 meters above sea level.

The storm will recede on Saturday with a possibility to renew on Sunday.

The BRIDE Storm hits Lebanon : 7/1/2013 – 8/1/2013 – 9/1/2013 in Pictures !

Sorry this Post has been Deleted! Newer pictures of Newer Storms are uploaded, Stay Tuned! You Can search ECB for posts like this anytime!

Enjoy your stay 🙂 & Sorry for the inconvenience!

The BRIDE Storm hits Lebanon! Snow will fall at an altitude of 250 m above sea level on Wednesday!

W460A Huge Snow Storm approaching Lebanon !

A rainy Saturday with some winds becoming strong later during the day, and rain becoming also heavier. Snow level 1500M on average.

Sunday the weather will be rainy and very windy during the first part of the day Sunday, then getting very stormy with very heavy rain, strong winds & heavy hail. Snow cover might go down as low as 1100M during the peak times of the stormy weather. Winds are expecting to cross 100KM/H during Sunday Night & Monday.

Monday: the weather continues as Sunday night: heavy rain & hail with strong thunder & strong winds. Snow level is around 1000M during the day then is expected to decrease down to 850M overnight & in BEKAA as an average (details in the table).

Tuesday the weather continues rainy moderately, with snow in BEKAA & averaging 800M during the day, 600M late overnight. Winds become moderate. Details in the table.

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Wednesday the weather will be rainy and snowy with heavy rainfall, heavy hail, and heavy snow in BEKAA & accumulating above

Thursday: the weather during the first part of the day is snowy in BEKAA and lightly rainy on the coast, some flurries at 300M, with possible cover — TO BE CONFIRMED – then Frigid & clears gradually.

Icing Thursday all over Lebanon overnight, 700M during the day, then going gradually below 500M overnight, even 400M in many areas in the evening ( 150M in North Lebanon – flurries and maybe a snow cover? – to be confirmed).

The BRIDE Storm hits Lebanon : 7/1/2013 in Pictures !