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Boaz
Nechemia

Meet Jerusalem’s favorite weatherman.
Words by Tal Janner-Klausner. Photography by Asaf Einy.

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  • Issue 44

Meet Jerusalem’s favorite weatherman.
Words by Tal Janner-Klausner. Photography by Asaf Einy.

A detail-oriented weatherman is not a typical candidate for a cult following, but Israeli meteorologist Boaz Nechemia has managed to amass one thanks to Yerushamayim, his wildly popular independent weather forecasting website and app.

The name combines the Hebrew for Jerusalem, “Yerushalayim, ” with the word “shamayim, ” meaning sky, and reflects the hyperlocal focus of the project; as far as Jerusalem native Nechemia is concerned, there is no need to cover, or even mention, anywhere else. Yerushamayim has a casual style, peppered with humorous local references and in-jokes, and prides itself on accuracy and a participatory format, with lively discussion forums, photo submissions and users voting on how they experience the weather.

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This story is from Kinfolk Issue Forty-Four

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