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.
NWS: Snow at elevation rarely seen in Southern California
Posted by Teo Blašković on February 23, 2019. Watchers.news
A very cold upper low pressure system tracked across California on February 21, 2019, bringing scattered showers, with snow showers down to extremely low levels, and isolated thunderstorms with hail.
Snow showers were reported by spotters in Thousand Oaks, Simi Valley, Calabasas, Northridge, Pasadena, all at elevations between 210 and 305 m (700 and 1 000 feet) or so. Snow was also reported in portions of the Santa Clarita Valley, which is a bit higher in elevation, NWS reports.
Most amazingly, snow was even reported right at some beaches, including Malibu Pier and Leo Carrillo Beach, and near sea level at Fire Station 71 at Point Dume. In most areas, the snow melted as it hit the ground.
No snow was reported in Downtown Los Angeles. The last time that any snow was reported there was in 1962, when a trace of snow was reported on 2 consecutive days, January 21 and 22.
Measurable snow has fallen in Downtown Los Angeles just twice since records began 142 years ago in 1877. The heavier snowfall occurred on January 15, 1932, when 50.8 cm (2.0 inches) of snow was recorded. The other time measurable snow was reported, and the most recent, was on January 9, 1949, more than 70 years ago. On that day, 7.62 mm (0.3 inches) of snow was measured.
The last significant and widespread measurable snow to affect the Los Angeles and Ventura County valleys was on February 8, 1989, when up to 127 mm (5 inches) of snow fell in portions of the San Fernando Valley westward to Thousand Oaks and Simi Valley.
Read more: Rare snowfall in Los Angeles County, Las Vegas had 5th February snow day, first since 1949 – February 22, 2019 (The Watchers)
Source: NWS Los Angeles/Oxnard Public Information Statement PNSLOX
Featured image: Snow at Santa Monica Mountains on February 21, 2019. Credit: Santa Monica Mountains
Categories: Record Cold and Snow