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.
What’s the difference between a typhoon, a cyclone, and a hurricane?
By Dusten/ November 15, 2018. Science101.com
Understanding the different types of storms can be very difficult for those of us without a degree in meteorology. Watching all the seasons of Storm Chasers just doesn’t give the same comprehensive knowledge base to be able to tell what the differences are between types of major storms. However, differentiating between a typhoon and a hurricane can be easy.
Cyclones, hurricanes, and typhoons are really different names for the same type of weather system: a tropical cyclone. They are all identical except for two factors: location and season. The different types of storms go by one name in one are, and a different name in another. Each type of storm also has a “season” when it is more common.
Typhoons in the east
When a tropical cyclone is in the Eastern Hemisphere, it is known as a typhoon. Typhoons most commonly cause damage to the Asian continent and surrounding islands. The word “typhoon” has possible origins in several Asian cultures: Persian, Arabic, and Chinese. If a typhoon crosses the International Date Line headed west, it becomes a hurricane.
Hurricanes in the west
Tropical cyclones wreaking havoc in the Western Hemisphere are called hurricanes. “Hurricane” comes from the name of the Caribbean deity of evil, Hurrican. Hurricanes affect the Americas and the Caribbean Islands. Should a tropical cyclone cross over the International Date Line to the east, it is then called a typhoon rather than a hurricane.
Cyclone: Specific and scientific
Cyclones are a little different from either hurricanes or typhoons because any tropical storm, regardless of location, can be scientifically referred to as a tropical cyclone. However, the name cyclone is also used instead of any other name for these types of storms that are in the South Pacific or Indian oceans.
Tropical cyclone scale
While hurricanes, cyclones, and typhoons are all the same type of storm, each individual tropical cyclone can vary in intensity. There are five different scales upon which the storms are measured in different areas of the world. While the names of the rankings vary, the main measurement is the same in all the scales: sustained wind speed. The higher the wind speed, the worse the storm.
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