Winter in the desert is a combination of clear skies, bright sun, a few rainy days and – if we are lucky – once every few years we see snow.
We have two different kinds of rain in the Negev: light rain that continues for several hours that irrigates the dry desert soil, and hard rain that quickly saturates the light desert soil until it can no longer penetrate and then turns into a flash flood. When this happens, the flow of water in the small riverbeds is light and not dangerous, but in the large rivers the water can reach tremendous and dangerous torrents that flow at great speed,. Our farm is located in a small riverbed and the floods do not constitute a danger to the vineyards or to us.  
Beatiful snow in the Negev 31.1.08