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Severe storm hits Croatia, dumps record-breaking rain: Highest 24-hour October rainfall since measurements began.

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.

Severe storm hits Croatia, dumps record-breaking rain

Posted by TW on October 30, 2018. Watchers.news.

The same storm that caused widespread damage and floods in Italy over the past few days, hit most parts of Croatia during the same period. The storm left one person missing. The entire coastline was hit by strong and damaging waves, while some islands reported relatively rare seiche. Another severe weather event is expected on November 1.

Hurricane-force Jugo winds, one of the strongest in recent years, and exceptionally high sea affected almost entire Croatian Adriatic Coast on October 28 and 29. Numerous trees were downed, disrupting traffic and causing localized power outages.

Wind gusts up to 156 km/h (97 mph) were registered in Mosor, 22 km (14 miles) E of Split. Average winds in the city of Split were 83 km/h (51 mph) with gusts to 126 km/h (78 mph).

The storm dumped record-breaking 156 mm (6.14 inches) of rain on the city of Delnice to 06:00 UTC, October 29. This is the highest 24-hour rainfall (for any month of the year) since 1981, when detailed measurements in the city began. 

Senj received 124.7 mm (4.90 inches) of rain during the same period, Imotski 113 mm (4.44 inches) – the highest 24-hour October rainfall since measurements began.

One person, a young surfer from Slovenia, is missing since October 29 after he decided to go surfing near Savudrija lighthouse, northwestern Istria, NW Croatia. Search and rescue operation is still in progress.

Another severe weather event, similar to this one, is expected on Thursday, November 1, 2018.

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