Record Cold and Snow

Major storm system producing widespread hazardous weather across much of the Central U.S.

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.

Major storm system producing widespread hazardous weather across much of the Central U.S.

Posted by Teo Blašković on April 11, 2019

A major storm system will continue producing heavy snow and blizzard conditions from the Dakotas to Minnesota Thursday into Friday, Aprill 11 into 12, 2019. Further south, destructive winds, blowing dust, and critical fire weather continues for the Southern Plains. Severe thunderstorms will threaten eastern Illinois and western Indiana Thursday. Power outages and dangerous travel are likely due to this widespread hazardous weather.

The storm is raising fears of more severe flooding in areas still trying to recover from last month’s bomb cyclone and historic flooding that followed.

Portions of the interstate were shut down in Colorado, Minnesota and South Dakota, while schools were closed altogether or let out early in much of the region on Wednesday, April 10. Hundreds of flights were canceled and road conditions deteriorated rapidly throughout the afternoon.

A strong storm over the Central Plains will move northeastward to near James Bay by Saturday, April 12. Heavy, wet snow will continue west and north of the associated surface low, and 1 to 2 feet of (30 – 60 cm) snow is forecast from Northern Nebraska northeastward into parts of the Dakotas and Minnesota, NWS forecaster Ziegenfelder noted 11:42 UTC (07:42 UTC), April 11.

High winds are also likely, creating blizzard conditions in the Central/Northern Plains. Difficult to impossible travel conditions and power outages are expected.

Freezing rain is also a threat along the rain/snow line; a quarter of an inch (6 mm) of freezing rain is possible near the Iowa/Minnesota border and into Wisconsin.

Farther south in the warm air ahead of the low system, rain and thunderstorms are expected.

A Slight Risk of severe thunderstorms is in effect for the Western Ohio Valley in the Storm Prediction Center’s outlook for Thursday. Marginal Risks of excessive rainfall/flash flooding are in place for portions of the Upper Great Lakes and Ohio Valley on Thursday.

Showers and thunderstorms will develop along and ahead of the associated front this afternoon and evening from the Western Ohio Valleys southward to the Lower Mississippi Valley. The showers and thunderstorms will move eastward to parts of the Northern Mid-Atlantic, Central Appalachians, and into the Central Gulf Coast by Friday evening into Saturday.

Behind the storm and an associated dryline, conditions will be favorable for fire weather throughout the Southwest and Southern/Central Plains, as high winds and higher gusts combine with very low relative humidities. 

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