Bog note: And great earthquakes shall be in diverse places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven. (Luke 21:11). Jesus is giving a series of prophecies about what to look for as the age of grace comes to a close. This verse from Luke is one of many such prophecies from throughout the Bible. 2017 was the worst year in recorded history for the intensity, frequency, severity, duration and occurrence of a large number of severe natural disasters worldwide. Earthquakes, volcanoes, hurricanes, typhoons, cyclones, torrential flooding, unprecedented wildfires in unusual places, devastating droughts, excessive/scorching heat setting records everywhere, record snowfalls in Europe and Russia. Snow in the Arabia. This list can go on. Most studied eschatologists believe these ‘fearful sights’ and massive natural disasters are all part of the ‘CONVERGENCE’ of signs that this Biblical and prophetic age is closing. Most people who study prophecy are familiar with the routine reference(s) made that these things will be like a woman having labor pains that occur in greater severity, frequency and occurrence prior to giving birth. End of note.
Hurricane “Lane” rapidly strengthening, expected to pass south of Hawaii next week
Posted by TW on August 17, 2018. Watchersnews.com.
Hurricane “Lane,” the 12th named storm of the 2018 Pacific typhoon season is rapidly strengthening and this phase is expected to continue for the next 24 hours. Lane is expected to become a major hurricane today and pass south of Hawaii on August 21/22.
At 15:00 UTC, its center was located about 2,760 km (1 715 miles) WSW of the southern tip of Baja California and 2,555 km (1,590 miles) ESE of Hilo, Hawaii. Its maximum sustained winds were 155 km/h (100 mph), making it a Category 2 hurricane.
The system is moving W at 26 km/h (16 mph) and is expected to cross into the Central Pacific basin on August 18. “Lane appears poised for further rapid strengthening during the next 24 hours,” NHC forecaster Dave Roberts noted 15:00 UTC today.
“Impressive outflow in all quadrants, warm sea surface temperatures, and the absence dry air intrusion all point to this scenario. The peak intensity based on the hurricane models and the statistical guidance is forecast to be within the next 24 – 36 hours. “Afterward, the thermodynamic environment looks a little less conducive and the large-scale models, as well as the statistical intensity guidance, agree that increasing westerly vertical shear will induce a slow weakening trend.”