Blog note. Jesus indicated that ‘fearful sights’ (various natural disasters) would occur leading up to the time known as the Tribulation and Great Tribulation (a combined seven year period of great destruction on earth). Although these types of things have occurred in the past for centuries and thousands of years, they could be identified as the ‘season of the times’ due to the ferociousness of these events. They would be occurring in greater intensity, severity, frequency, size, duration, scope … just like the pains that a women experiences in labor the farther along she is in the labor process. We are in the ‘season of the times’ that comes just before the seven (7) year Tribulation/Great Tribulation period
… 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.
Series of storms aim West Coast, days after 6 people die in storm-related crashes, snow on Arizona and New Mexico desert
Posted by TW on January 05, 2019 in categories. Watchers.news
A series of storms will take aim at the West Coast this weekend, supporting widespread rain, heavy mountain snows and gusty winds across California, the Pacific Northwest and into the interior West and Four Corners. The event comes just several days after Winter Storm Fisher claimed the lives of six people in Oklahoma and New Mexico, and dropped relatively rare snow on the Arizona and New Mexico desert.
A series of storms will take aim at the West Coast this weekend supporting widespread rain, heavy mountain snows, and gusty winds across California, the Pacific Northwest and into the interior West and Four Corners.
Rainfall should start along the West Coast by early to mid-day Saturday, January 5 with locally heavy rainfall and a marginal flash flood threat possible especially for favored upslope regions of Northern California, NWS said.
Significant snowfall accumulations are expected in the northern California mountains and the Sierra Nevada range where 30 – 60+ cm (1 to 2+ feet) are possible.
In addition to precipitation, gusty winds are also expected to accompany this system with high wind warnings, watches, and advisories in effect across parts of Oregon, much of northern California, and portions of Nevada.
Precipitation spreads eastward by Sunday with locally heavy rainfall and mountain snows likely across the Intermountain West and the Southwest.
The event comes 2 days after winter storm, named Fisher by The Weather Channel, hit Southwest and Southern Plains on January 3, causing hundreds of crashes, including a 21-vehicle pileup in Oklahoma and wrecks that killed at least 6 people in New Mexico and Oklahoma.
“The first month of 2019 kicked off with a winter storm across the south-central United States, unleashing disruptive snow and ice across the region,” said Brian Lada, AccuWeather meteorologist. “Snow accumulations between 76 – 152 mm (3 and 6 inches) were common across west-central Oklahoma and the Texas Panhandle from late Wednesday to Thursday night. Sleet and freezing rain also left a glaze of ice in parts of central Oklahoma.”
Road conditions remained difficult Friday morning, with reports of crashes near Lawton, Oklahoma, where roads continued to have slick spots and slush, TWN reports.
Albuquerque police spokesman Gilbert Gallegos said Wednesday there had been nearly 225 accidents in the area since the beginning of the New Year. Sixty-six of the accidents involved injuries, the AP reported.
All government buildings in Albuquerque were shut down Wednesday, the first time in more than a decade, KOAT.com reported.
“This has been the largest snowstorm in several years,” Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller said.
Before arriving in Oklahoma and Texas, the system brought snow to parts of the Arizona and New Mexico desert.
Snow blanketed Saguaro National Park and the Grand Canyon, a relatively rare occurrence.
Categories: Record Cold and Snow