Hurricane Update

Tropical Storm “Tapah” (Nimfa) heading toward Korean Peninsula and Japan

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.

Tropical Storm “Tapah” (Nimfa) heading toward Korean Peninsula and Japan

Posted by Teo Blašković on September 20, 2019

Tropical Storm “Tapah” formed on September 18 from remnants of Tropical Depression “Marilyn” as the 17th named storm of the 2019 Pacific typhoon season. The storm is heading toward the Korean Peninsula and Japan, with forecast track taking it through the Korean Strait into the Sea of Japan.

As of 06:00 UTC on September 20, Severe Tropical Storm “Tapah” (known as Nimfa in the Philippines) was located about 395 km (245 miles) south of Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, Japan.

Its maximum sustained winds were 95 km/h (60 mph), with gusts of 130 km/h (80 mph), and a minimum central pressure of 985 hPa.

Upper level analysis shows that Tapah is under an area of favorable vertical wind shear and remains in an area of warm sea surface temperatures while maintaining strong equatorward outflow to offset the vertical wind shear.

Tapah is forecast to turn to a NNW track as it recurves around the subtropical ridge to the northeast. The system will steadily intensify, reaching its peak intensity of 120 km/h (75 mph) by 09:00 UTC on September 21.

Tapah will maintain this intensity through 09:00 UTC on September 22 after which increasing vertical wind shear will begin to erode the system as it tracks NE through the Korean Strait and into the Sea of Japan. Additionally, land interaction will continue to weaken the system through 09:00 on September 23.

The system will transition into an extratropical cyclone prior to making landfall in Hokkaido, Japan.

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