Record Cold and Snow

Powerful winter storm is affecting parts of eastern Canada, causing a massive power outage in Nova Scotia, high water levels and heavy pounding surf.

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).

… And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; (Luke 21:25)

… Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken; (Luke 21:26)

… This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. (2 Timothy 3:1)

Jesus is giving a series of prophecies about what to look for as the age of grace comes to a close. These verses are several 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.

Powerful winter storm is affecting parts of eastern Canada, causing a massive power outage in Nova Scotia, high water levels and heavy pounding surf.

Posted by TW on November 29, 2018

At the peak of the storm, nearly 250,000 Nova Scotia Power customers were left without power, many of them in the Halifax area. It was Nova Scotia’s worst power outage since Hurricane “Juan” in September 2003.

Those outages have largely been restored, but thousands are still affected from Yarmouth to central and northern Nova Scotia and into Cape Breton, CBC reports. According to Nova Scotia Power, very heavy wet snow has dragged down power lines, weighing them down and breaking in some cases. “We’ve also had trees bend over, weighed down by that heavy snow and being pushed down by high winds that have broken poles and lines,” company’s spokesperson Tiffany Chase said.

“A major transmission line near Port Hawkesbury was the main reason those in the Halifax area didn’t have electricity. It experienced a series of cascading events that caused it to go down,” she explained. “That line is sort of the backbone of the system that flows the electricity from our generating plant in Cape Breton to customers on the mainland of Nova Scotia and into Halifax metro.” Storm surges are expected in the coastal areas of northern and eastern Nova Scotia, including coastal areas of Cape Breton and the Bras d’Or Lake, Environment Canada warns. “For north-facing coastlines, these high water levels combined with heavy pounding surf will continue to give coastal flooding until the tides recede later tonight,” it said.

“Surge and waves can cause impacts well inland. Stay away from affected shorelines. People close to the shoreline should stay on the lookout for worsening conditions. The agency said the storm would bring up to 25 cm (10 inches) of snow in northern and northeastern Nova Scotia, with lesser amounts expected for the north-facing coasts.  Winds of up to 100 km/h (62 mph) are also expected.

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