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.
Eastern Pacific Set To See The Most Named Tropical Storms It’s Ever Recorded So Early In The Year
Dennis Mersereau. Forbes. June 29, 2018.
The eastern Pacific hurricane season has been cranking out tropical storms this month. The tropical basin off the western coast of Mexico has seen five named storms so far since June 5, and there’s a near-certain chance that basin’s sixth named storm will form this weekend. If a new tropical storm forms before July 1, it would not only break the record for the most named storms during the month of June, but it would give 2018 the most named storms ever seen so early in the season. (Reliable records in the eastern Pacific date back to the early 1970s.) While the eastern Pacific can produce devastating hurricanes for Mexico, most of the storms that form here are guilt-free to gawk at since they usually swirl harmlessly out to sea.
The National Hurricane Center is tracking Tropical Storm Emilia and a disturbance that will likely become Tropical Storm Fabio over the next couple of days. Both storms are well west of land and moving out toward the cooler waters of the open sea. The first two named storms in the eastern Pacific rocketed to major hurricane strength in a hurry. Both Hurricane Aletta and Hurricane Bud blew past their forecast maximum winds to become intense storms. Aletta reached category four strength with winds of 140 MPH on June 8. Bud grew into a strong category three storm with 125 MPH winds three days later on June 11. While Aletta moved harmlessly out to sea, Bud made landfall on the southern tip of the Baja California Peninsula and its remnants brought record-breaking moisture levels to Arizona and New Mexico.
Tropical Storms Carlotta, Daniel, and Emilia each formed a week after one another. Carlotta came close to hurricane strength as it meandered just off the Mexican coast for a few days at the middle of June, while Daniel and Emilia moved harmlessly out to sea.
The eastern Pacific doesn’t typically record its sixth tropical storm until July 30. The standing record for the earliest the eastern Pacific has seen six named storms is July 3, a pace set back in both the 1984 and 1985 seasons, according to hurricane expert Philip Klotzbach.
Warm waters, ample atmospheric moisture, and low wind shear have contributed to the favorable environment that’s allowed five—and possibly six—named storms to form over the past month in the eastern Pacific Ocean. The potential for El Niño conditions in the fall could lead to even more favorable conditions for tropical development in the eastern Pacific as the season wears on.