Electricity must be produced when it is needed, as it is difficult to store large amounts of it
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The snow is confined to higher elevations in Syria, Egypt, Lebanon, Israel and the West Bank, and Jordan.
In Alexandria the relentless winds and rain resulted in a very high tide and drove one boat onto the rocks lining the famous Corniche.
With some Cairo suburbs seeing snowfall for the first time in years
In Jordan, the government declared Wednesday a public holiday due to the icy weather