Record Cold and Snow

Mount Hermon gets ‘rare, freak springtime snowstorm’ during Passover. 8” snowfall for first time in 22 years. Israel.

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.

Mount Hermon gets ‘rare, freak springtime snowstorm’ during Passover. 8” snowfall for first time in 22 years. Israel.

Ski resort closes to visitors as rare springtime storm hits northern and central Israel, foiling many vacationers’ plans for holiday trips

By TOI STAFF. April 21, 2019

Mount Hermon was hit with a freak springtime snowstorm for the first time in 22 years on Sunday, as unseasonable weather around the country dampened many Israelis’ plans to travel and hike during the Jewish festival of Passover.

Some 20 centimeters (eight inches) of snow were measured at Hermon’s lower level around 12 p.m., with the ski resort’s management deciding to close to visitors as snow was expected to continue throughout the day.

Snow was also falling in the nearby village of Majdal Shams and in some locations in the Golan Heights.

Temperatures were colder than average and there were thunderstorms, heavy rains and hail in northern and central Israel. Strong winds uprooted a tree in the city of Kiryat Yam, near Haifa, and it fell on a parked car, without causing injuries.

The Nature and Parks Authority said many outdoor holiday activities planned for Sunday had been canceled due to the weather, including a horse show at the Caesarea Hippodrome that was rescheduled for later in the week.

Most of the Ein Gedi nature reserve near the Dead Sea was closed to hikers, as were many streams in the Judean Hills, amid fears of flash floods. Later this week will be the first anniversary of the Tzafit River disaster, in which ten teenagers were killed in a similar flash flood.

The rare winter spell is expected to peter out toward the end of the day, with some local rains still expected on Monday morning.

The rest of the week, however, is expected to be sunny around the country and may even reach heatwave-level warmth, with temperatures steadily climbing to 23°C (73°F) in Jerusalem, 26°C (78°F), and 29°C (85°F) in Tiberias by Wednesday, according to the Israel Meteorological Service.

Hundreds of thousands of Israelis are expected to take to the outdoors this week during the holiday, with many likely to head north to enjoy the scenery after a rainier than average winter left its rivers, lake, and waterfalls booming.

Last month, authorities said the level of the Sea of Galilee had risen above the lower red line for the first time in two years.

Heavy rainfall over the past few months means Israel has broken a five-year drought that plagued the north, but the country’s water woes are not over. During the summer, the Sea of Galilee evaporates at a rate of a centimeter per day, meaning it will again dip below the lower red line.

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