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.
Lake Erie water levels reach record monthly high, U.S.
Posted by Andrea Romero on May 18, 2019. Watchers.news
Lake Erie has surpassed its water-level average a few months ago and is now recording its highest May level since record-keeping started in 1985. Residents are warned to expect flooding for the foreseeable future.
With the amount of rainfall that Ohio and its surroundings have received this spring, the Lake Erie water levels continue to rise. Its water levels are currently at near record highs, will remain high and are anticipated to peak in the month of June, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) said May 10. Lake levels will then begin to subside due to a normal seasonal decline.
All of the Great Lakes are at near record highs due to increased precipitation across the Upper Midwest and Great Lakes Region.
Lake Erie is 76 cm (2.5 feet) above long-term average water level for the month of May. On May 10, 2019, the water level was 101 mm (4 inches) above the record highest average level for May, which occurred in 1986.
High water levels increase the chance of flooding in low-lying coastal areas, especially during wind-driven seiche events. The combination of waves and high water can cause severe coastal erosion during these events. Low-lying coastal areas, particularly along the western basin shoreline, will be subject to increased flooding and inundation. Along the entire Lake Erie shoreline, the combination of high water and waves may result in increased or catastrophic erosion during severe storm events, ODNR said.
Coastal property owners need to be aware of anticipated storm events and where there may be increased chances of coastal flooding or erosion.
Preliminary estimates indicate that all of the Great Lakes received above-average precipitation in the month of April, at least 24% above average.
Lake Erie experienced the highest above average at 37%.
April water supplies to each of the Great Lakes were significantly above average as well. In fact, Lake Michigan-Huron experienced its fifth highest April net basin supply since 1900, while Lake Erie experienced its ninth highest.
Preliminary estimates of outflows point to the St. Clair River achieving its highest recorded monthly mean April flow in 2019.
Categories: Extreme Flooding