Extreme Heat Update

Record heat turns deadly in Japan on Sunday

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.

May 27, 2019

Record heat turns deadly in Japan on Sunday

By Adam Douty, AccuWeather senior meteorologist

By Eric Leister, AccuWeather senior meteorologist

All-time high temperature records were broken on Sunday in Japan as temperatures soared over 38 C (100 F).

Summerlike temperatures took over Japan on Sunday with temperatures rising to 39.5 C (103 F) on the island of Hokkaido, according to the Japanese Meteorological Agency.

This was the first time the temperature has ever risen past 38 C (100.4 F) in Hokkaido during any month of the year. This temperature also set a new record for the highest temperature during the month of May in all of Japan.

The previous record-high temperature in Hokkaido was 37.8 (100 F) set in Otofuke on June 3, 2014.

The heat turned deadly when two people died on Sunday in northern Japan. A third person is in serious condition after collapsing during a marathon, according to The Strait Times.

At least 575 people were hospitalized across the country due to heat-related symptoms according to the Japan Times.

A strong ridge of high pressure across the country set the stage for the recent extreme heat. In Saroma, where the record temperatures were set, a downsloping wind helped to further warm the air.

A downsloping wind happens when air is blown from higher to lower elevations, such as on the leeward side of mountains. This sinking motion causes warming.

The Strait Times also reported that at least 40 train services in eastern Hokkaido were canceled over concerns that the extreme heat may distort the tracks.

The unseasonable heat continued across much of Japan on Monday with temperatures soaring across Hokkaido and Honshu. Temperatures peaked around 32 C (90 F) in the Tokyo area and reached 33 C (91 F) in Sapporo.

A cold front sweeping across the country will bring a noticeable cooldown and rain to most areas by Tuesday.

Rain will linger across eastern Hokkaido and eastern Honshu on Wednesday as cooler air continues to filter across the country.

High temperatures are forecast to reach 21 C (70 F) in Sapporo on Wednesday, while Tokyo can expect temperatures to peak near 24 C (75-76 F).

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