Record Cold and Snow

Rare snowstorm hits Chicago, breaking 109-year-old snow record

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.

Rare snowstorm hits Chicago, breaking 109-year-old snow record

Posted by Teo Blašković on April 28, 2019.

An unusually strong late-season snowstorm hit parts of United States on April 27 and 28, 2019, dropping heavy snow and causing hundreds of flights to be canceled.

Chicago O’Hare International airport received 6.3 cm (2.5 inches) of snow on April 27, breaking the record for the date set in 1950 at 0.5 cm (0.2 inches). The snow forced cancelations of more than 700 flights at the airport.

The last time this much snow fell this late was back in 1910, AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Alan Reppert said. 

The latest date on record for any measurable snow is May 11, 1996, Reppert said. Some snowflakes, however, have been seen as late as May 22 in 1917.

As of 21:00 local time, April 27, Rockford, IL received 9.3 cm (3.7 inches) snow. This is its first snow since 2014, first accumulating snow since 1994 and the first time the city received 5+ cm (2+ inches) of snow since records began in 1906.

Between 7.6 – 15 cm (3 – 6 inches) of snow fell across a narrow swath of northeast Iowa, northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin.  

Showers are expected across parts of the Mid-Atlantic region and southern New England early on Sunday in association with a progressive surface low, with some snow showers possible across the higher elevations of upstate New York, NWS forecaster Hamrick noted.

Improving conditions should return by Sunday night as a high-quality airmass settles in from the Ohio Valley to New England to begin the work week.

However, warm air advection ahead of the next storm system will lead to increasing clouds and more showers by Monday night, April 29 and into Tuesday, April 30.

The next low pressure system developing in response to a closed upper level low over Montana is resulting in snow showers across the northern Rockies to North Dakota.

Additional showers and storms are forecast to develop across the central plains as the frontal boundary intersects an increasingly more humid airmass from the Gulf of Mexico.

The heaviest rain is likely from Kansas to Indiana, with some locations getting 25 to 75 mm (1 to 3 inches) of rain by Tuesday morning.

By Monday, the threat of severe weather increases across the southern plains with the best moisture and upper level forcing residing over this region.

Temperatures will continue to remain below average across the northern tier of the nation through the beginning of the week, with the greatest departures from normal across the northern plains.

Warmer than normal readings are expected across the Desert Southwest and southern plains, south of the frontal boundaries.

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