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TS Iba: Very rare tropical storm forms near the coast of Brazil, the first since 2010 and third ever in recorded history

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.

TS Iba: Very rare tropical storm forms near the coast of Brazil, the first since 2010 and third ever in recorded history

Posted by Teo Blašković on March 24, 2019.

A rare tropical storm named Iba by the Brazilian Navy Hydrographic Center (BNHC) formed near the coast of Brazil on March 24, 2019. This is the first tropical storm to form in this region since 2010 and third ever in recorded history.


At 16:00 UTC on March 24, Tropical Storm “Iba” had maximum winds of 65 km/h (40 mph) and estimated central pressure 1 008 hPa, according to the BNHC.

Its location at 18:00 was estimated about 354 km (220 miles) E of Sao Mateus and 356 km (221 miles) SE of Porto Seguro. Gradual strengthening and movement toward the SSW are expected over the next 24 hours.

A high surf warning is in effect for areas between Caravelas, Bahia and Vitoria, Espirito Santo, Brazil. Waves from SE/E up to 2.5 m (8.2 feet) are expected (valid until 00:00 UTC, March 26).

GFS forecast model takes Iba SSW over the next two days and then east and far away from the coast.

While subtropical systems in South Atlantic Ocean form roughly once a year, the last time a pure tropical system formed there was in March 2010 – 90Q also informally known as Anita.

Tropical Storm 90Q is the second known tropical cyclone to form in the cooler South Atlantic Ocean.

The first tropical cyclone ever seen in recorded history in the Southern Atlantic was Catarina in March 2004.

Catarina made landfall in the Santa Catarina province of Brazil as a Category 1 hurricane equivalent on March 27, 2004, killing three people and injuring 185. It damaged 38 000 structures and destroyed 1 478

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