Extreme Heat Update

Two of the world’s 4 all-time hottest temperatures have occurred in the past 3 years

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 pains, growing in intensity, frequency, size and duration.

Two of the world’s 4 all-time hottest temperatures have occurred in the past 3 years

Doyle Rice USA TODAY•June 18, 2019

129 degrees. 128.7 degrees.

Those unfathomably hot temperatures, recorded in Kuwait in 2016 and Pakistan in 2017, have officially been confirmed as the Earth’s 3rd and 4th hottest temperatures on record, scientists from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) announced Tuesday.

“The two observations are the third (tied within uncertainty limits) and fourth-highest WMO-recognized temperature extremes,” the organization said in a statement.

The Kuwait reading also set a record for Asia: “The Mitribah, Kuwait, temperature (set July 21, 2016) is now accepted by the World Meteorological Organization as the highest temperature ever recorded for the continental region of Asia,” the statement said.

The Pakistan high was set in Turbat, on May 28, 2017. 

Both readings are also the highest temperatures recorded on the planet in the past 76 years.

What’s noteworthy about the new records is the rigor with which the records were analyzed: “This investigation highlights the fact that we can now conduct extremely in-depth analyses of weather extremes,” said Randall Cerveny, chief rapporteur of climate and weather extremes for the WMO.

“Rigorous investigations such as this independent temperature sensor calibration give us much higher confidence in our existing climate records, and consequently provide a solid basis for examining records being broken around the world and for studies of attribution of extremes to climate change,” he said.

The WMO archive of weather and climate extremes includes the world’s highest and lowest temperatures, rainfall, heaviest hailstone, longest dry period, maximum gust of wind, as well as hemispheric weather and climate extremes.

According to the archive, the hottest temperature ever recorded on Earth was in Furnace Creek, Death Valley, California, which reportedly hit 134 degrees on July 10, 1913. 

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