Blog 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.
Storm Knud: Dangerous windstorm affecting Norway, Denmark and Sweden, widespread damage expected
Posted by TW on September 21, 2018
A rapidly deepening cyclone, known locally as Storm Knud, is developing in the North Sea today and is already affecting southern Norway, Denmark and southern Sweden, producing very strong winds and heavy rain. Extremely severe wind strength, likely peaking into 130 – 150 km/h (80 – 93 mph) is possible in many areas. Widespread damage is expected.
Morning pressure analysis reveals a rapidly deepening cyclone in the North Sea, just west of Denmark, moving towards NE, SWE meteorologists report. Severe winds are already reported from several stations at the open sea and peak gusts reaching up to 112 km/h (70 mph). Gusts up to 90 km/h (56 mph) have also been reported along the coast of the Netherlands.
Officials in Norway said the storm will directly hit Vendsyssel, Jammerbugt, Thisted and Lemvig, where wind gusts of up to 126 km/h (78 mph) are expected, which could cause widespread damage.
Trains and boats across western Sweden have already been canceled and the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute has issued a class-two warning for several western regions: Skagerrak, Bohuslän, Göteborg, Dalsland and western Västergötland. Heavy winds also expected in most of the rest of Götaland and Svealand.
The Danish Meteorological Institute maintains Category 2 storm warning for parts of North and West Jutland valid from around Friday afternoon
Extremely severe wind strength, likely peaking into 130 – 150 km/h (80 – 93 mph) is possible in many areas.
Featured image credit: Storm Knud at 14:00 UTC on September 21, 2018. Credit: SSEC, UW-CIMSS, TW
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