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 woman 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.
Hawaii officially sets new 24-hour precipitation record for United States
Posted by Teo Blašković on February 13, 2019. Watchers.news.
Heavy rains and convection across eastern and northern parts of the island of Kauai, Hawai‘i resulted in multiple reports of very heavy rainfall and flooding on April 14 to 15, 2018. In 24-hours to 12:35 HST, April 15, Waipa Garden in Kauai recorded 1 262.1 mm (49.69 inches) of rain, breaking the previous 24-hour record precipitation for the United States of 1 092.2 mm (43.00 inches) registered on July 25/26, 1979 at Alvin, Texas.
During the two-day period spanning the calendar dates April 14 – 15, 2018, the station recorded 1 380.99 (54.37 inches) of rainfall. The greatest 24-hour total from the 15-minute incremental observations was 1 262.12 (49.69 inches), for the 24-hour period ending 12:45 HST, April 15, 2018. Although some precipitation occurred through most of the period, the primary contributors to the very large 24-hour total occurred in three bursts, spanning roughly:
- 13:00-19:00 HST on the 14th, when just under 508 mm (20 inches) of rain was recorded
- 00:00-05:00 on the 15th, when about 457.2 mm (18 inches) of rain was recorded
- 10:30-12:45 on the 15th, when about 203.2 mm (8 inches) of rain was recorded
- Regionally, April 14 – 15, 2018 was marked by several ingredients conducive to very heavy rainfall.
- A warm, unstable surface layer and deep moisture prevailed across the region. An upper level low west of the Hawaiian Islands, combined with a subtle mid-level trough nearer to Kauai, acted to further destabilize the atmosphere.
- This, combined with the absence of any notable inversion layer in the region, further enabled deep convection as a mode of precipitation. Breezy trade wind flow advected moisture to and through the region, maintaining a supply of warm, moist surface air to fuel convection.
- Any national or state record precipitation value is by nature unanticipated. However, heavy rain, with embedded deep, sustained convection, was anticipated and observed across much of Kauai during the 14thand 15th. Flash flood warnings were numerous, and significant to catastrophic flooding was documented across much of the island.
- You can learn more about the effects of this rain at the following link:
- Record-shattering rains trigger destructive floods in Hawaii(April 16, 2018)
- The previous U.S. 24-hour precipitation record was 1 092.2 mm (43 inches), near Alvin, Texas, on July 25 – 26, 1979, in association with the landfall of Tropical Storm “Claudette.”
- This rainfall record, already familiar to the applied climatology community, was established by the NCEC when originally constituted in 2000.
- Featured image: Home destroyed by flash floods in Hawaii on April 14, 2018. Credit: Kresta K
Categories: Extreme Flooding