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.
Super Typhoon “Jebi” ties for strongest storm on the planet in 2018, heading toward Japan
Watchers.news. Posted by TW on August 31, 2018
Tropical Cyclone “Jebi” reached Super Typhoon strength on August 31, 2018, and tied with Jelawat and Maria for the strongest storm on the planet in 2018. The current forecast track takes Jebi over Japan’s Honshu island on September 3. The main threat from this storm will be rainfall. Authorities are warning residents to prepare for flooding and landslides.
At 18:00 UTC on August 31, the center of Super Typhoon “Jebi” was located approximately 640 km (400 miles) south of Iwo To, Japan and was moving WNW at 26 km/h (16 mph) over the past 6 hours, according to the JTWC. Its maximum sustained winds were 278 km/h (150 mph) and gusts to 333 km/h (180 mph).
Animated enhanced infrared satellite imagery shows the system has retained a 41 km (25 mph) sharply outlined eye, albeit larger, after a recent eyewall replacement cycle. Feeder bands also remain tightly wound into the eye, making Jebi a compact and very symmetric cyclone.
Jebi is the 21st named storm of the 2018 Pacific typhoon season. With maximum sustained winds of 278 km/h (150 mph) and central pressure of 915 hPa on August 31, it tied with Jelawat and Maria for the strongest storm on the planet in 2018.
Featured image credit; Super Typhoon “Jebi” at 20:30 UTC on August 31, 2018. Credit: JMA/Himawari-8, RAMMB/CIRA
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