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, size and duration prior to giving birth. End of note
Hurricane Miriam is heading west across the Central Pacific, far from land. The storm is expected to strengthen more today before starting to weaken Friday.
- Location: 940 miles east-southeast of Hilo, Hawaii
- Maximum sustained winds: 80 mph
- Movement: northwest at 8 mph
At 11 a.m., the center of Hurricane Miriam was located 940 miles east-southeast of Hilo, Hawaii.
Miriam is moving toward the northwest near 8 mph. A turn toward the north is expected later today, with this motion continuing through Friday night. A turn toward the northwest is expected on Saturday.
Maximum sustained winds are near 80 mph, with higher gusts. Some additional intensification is expected today, followed by fairly rapid weakening Friday through Saturday night. Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 25 miles from the center, and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 90 miles.