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
… 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.
Rapidly intensifying and large scale storm expected to develop across the Central U.S.
Posted by Teo Blašković on April 8, 2019. Watchers.news.
A rapidly intensifying and large scale storm is expected to develop across the Central U.S. by midweek featuring heavy snow, some icing, strong winds, locally heavy rainfall and severe thunderstorms. The Weather Channel named this storm Wesley. Winter storm watches have been posted from central Montana to southwest Minnesota and more are expected.
A rapidly intensifying major winter storm is expected to bring heavy snows through the Northern Rockies, heavy snows and blizzard conditions to portions of the Northern/Central Plains into the Upper Mississippi Valley Tuesday, April 9 through Thursday, April 11, 2019, NWS forecaster Oravec noted 19:29 UTC (15:29 EDT) April 8.
200 million people lie in the path of this storm, AccuWeather meteorologist Renee Duff said. “Temperatures can plummet upwards of 30 °F [17 °C] from Tuesday to Wednesday across the northern Plains, forcing residents to trade in short sleeves and sunglasses for winter gear and snow shovels in a hurry.”
Heavy precipitation, that has been focused into portions of the Pacific Northwest over the past few days will be pushing inland into the Northern Great Basin/Northern Rockies tonight.
Increasing areal coverage and intensity of snow is likely through the Northern Rockies Tuesday, spreading into portions of the Northern to Central Plains into the Upper Mississippi Tuesday night into Wednesday, continuing into Thursday across portions of the Central to Northern Plains into the Upper Mississippi Valley.
Widespread heavy are snows likely from this storm over the next few days, with amounts in excess of a foot likely through the Northern Rockies and across portions of the Northern to Central Plains and Upper Mississippi Valley.
This storm is expected to intensify rapidly late Tuesday into Wednesday. This will produce increasing winds across large regions from the Southwest, Great Basin and across much of the middle section of the nation from the Southern Plains to the Northern Plains.
These potentially high winds will produce life-threatening travel conditions with blizzard conditions possible over portions of the Central/Northern Plains into the Upper Mississippi Valley late Tuesday into Thursday.
To the south of the region of heavy snows, damaging winds likely from the Southwest, across portions of the Great Basin on Tuesday and into the Southern and Central Plains during Wednesday.
Sustained winds of 48 – 80 km/h (30 to 50 mph), with gusts over hurricane force possible across these regions.
The setup for this storm is a classic mix of April ingredients, TWC’s Jonathan Erdman said. “A powerhouse jet stream is expected to punch out of the West, triggering the development of strong surface low pressure over the Plains by Wednesday. Sufficient cold air will be in place to the north of that low for a swath of snow in parts of the Plains and Midwest.
This setup may sound familiar, as it has some rough similarities to last month’s Plain’s bomb cyclone, Erdman said.