Extreme Heat Update

Records to keep falling in southeastern US as scorching heat wave persists this week

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 28, 2019

Records to keep falling in southeastern US as scorching heat wave persists this week

By Kristina Pydynowski, AccuWeather senior meteorologist

Record-breaking heat will have a firm grip on the southeastern United States beyond the middle of the week.

While there will be little rain to aid firefights and to impact travelers, residents will have to take the necessary precautions to avoid heat-related illnesses.

Dozens of record highs have fallen amid the heat wave since it began late last week.


On Friday, Augusta, Georgia, tied a 141-year-old record high as the temperature soared to 98 degrees Fahrenheit.

Saturday’s high of 100 F at Savannah, Georgia, tied the record for the earliest occurrence of triple-digit heat in the city. On Sunday, the city set an all-time record high for May as the mercury soared to 102.

Charleston, South Carolina, and Wilmington, North Carolina, reached 100 for the first time ever in May on Sunday.

The heat wave will continue to enter record books in many communities through much of this week.

Temperatures will soar into the middle and upper 90s through at least Tuesday in Montgomery, Alabama; Atlanta; and Tallahassee and Tampa, Florida.

Highs near or above the century mark will continue to bake Columbia, South Carolina; Augusta and Savannah, Georgia; and Jacksonville, Florida.

“AccuWeather RealFeel® Temperatures above 100 F will be common throughout the South due to sunshine and moderate humidity levels,” according to AccuWeather Meteorologist Max Vido.

“Such values can put residents, especially older adults and children, at risk for heat exhaustion and heat stroke,” he said.

Amid the heat, residents are reminded to never leave children or pets in a sealed vehicle without air conditioning. Heat can rise to deadly levels in these vehicles in just a short amount of time.

Nine children have died due to vehicular heatstroke deaths so far this year (through May 24), according to NoHeatStroke.org.

“While coastal communities will not be as hot as inland areas, residents and visitors should not anticipate much cooling even near the water,” according to AccuWeather Meteorologist Renee Duff.

Memorial Day marked the second consecutive day of 100-degree heat in Charleston, South Carolina. 

Even the nights will be warm across the South with records for the highest overnight lows in jeopardy.

Video anticipates the intense heat to last through the middle of the week.

With the high heat in place, residents will have to use care with campfires, coals from grills and fireworks to avoid igniting new brush fires.

The Yellow Bluff Fire has charred 608 acres north of Jacksonville, Florida, and led to the closure of a seven-mile stretch of I-95 in its vicinity on Thursday.

The highway was opened on Friday morning, but officials warn the road can be closed again if conditions warrant.

Containment of the fire stands at 70 percent.

The stagnant weather pattern can trap smoke from any brush fires or pollutants in the urban areas, leading to poor air quality.

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