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.
Three atmospheric rivers aim U.S. West, heavy rain and higher elevation snow expected
Posted by Teo Blašković on May 15, 2019. Watchers.news
A potent weather system will bring rain, locally, heavy with higher elevation snow to portions of California, southwestern Oregon, and the Northern Rockies. As much as 60 cm (2 feet) of snow may blanket the California mountains above 1.8 km (6 000 feet). Rain and snow will also impact much of the Inter-mountain West.
This will be the first of three expected waves of rain to hit the region over the next 7 days.
A developing upper-level low will move onshore over Northern California by Thursday morning, May 16, continuing to move inland to the Great Basin by Friday, May 17, NWS forecaster Ziegenfelder said.
The system will produce rain over parts of Northern California that will expand into parts of the Pacific Northwest/Northern Intermountain Region and Central California/Great Basin by Wednesday evening.
Overnight Wednesday, May 15, the rain will move into Southern California and heavy snow will occur in the higher elevations of the Sierra Nevada. Rain will expand into parts of the Northern Rockies and Eastern Great Basin with showers and thunderstorms developing over parts of the Northern High Plains by Friday.
Snow will continue to fall over the Sierra Nevada and in some of the higher elevations of the Great Basin through Friday.
“We’ve got an active storm track moving in,” said Marty Ralph, director of the Center for Western Weather and Water Extremes at UC San Diego. “By May standards, the rain will be substantial.”
Atmospheric rivers normally occur in the winter months, but every other year or so, they extend into May, Ralph said, adding that he isn’t aware of any unusual conditions in the Pacific that are generating the latest wave.
Since October, Washington, Oregon and California have received 47 atmospheric river storms, with 12 of them being strong or extreme, he said.
Featured image credit: GFS/TropicalTidbit
Categories: Extreme Flooding