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.
Medicane “Cindy” (Zorbas, Zorba) heading toward southern Greece
HIGH risk has been issued for extreme southern Greece (Peloponnese, Attica, N Cyclades) into northern Aegean sea and NW Turkey with threat for torrential and excessive rainfall, severe damaging winds and tornadoes. The area highlights the highest risk for potentially destructive flooding associated with the track of the Medicane where rainfall accumulation could exceed 250 – 300 mm (9.8 – 11.8 inches) in a 36 – 48 hour period. Severe winds will be associated along the trailing cyclone’s inner core storms while enhanced potential for tornadic supercells exists across the Attica region and Aegean sea where strongly enhanced shear and helicity greatly overlap with strong instability.
MDT risk has been issued for surrounding areas of HIGH risk across south Greece, Cyclades, Aegean Sea, northeast Greece into northwest Turkey and extreme south Bulgaria with threat for severe winds and excessive rainfall. Here, less robust threat is expected and it critically depends on the Medicane’s center track.
ENH/SLGT risks have been issued for surrounding areas of HIGH/MDT risks including Crete island, Rhodes, west-southwest Turkey and southeast Bulgaria with threat for severe winds, excessive rainfall and isolated severe storms possible.
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