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, duration and scope.
Super typhoon Halong among strongest storms ever seen on Earth. One of the strongest in 50 (5) years. Two videos.
Caroline Floyd The Weather Network. Tuesday, November 5th 2019, 6:45 pm –
Halong is one of strongest storms on record in any ocean basin on Earth since the Dvorak technique entered use in the 1970s.
Add another notable name to the list of 2019’s tropical cyclones. Super Typhoon Halong — the seventh (7) super typhoon this year — is now one of the strongest tropical systems observed since satellite coverage began in the 1970s, making it one of Earth’s strongest storms on record.
The intensity of an strong Category 5 hurricane in the Atlantic, by Tuesday afternoon Halong had estimated max winds of nearly 290 km/h with gusts higher than 350 km/h. That makes it the third Category 5-equivalent in the Pacific this year, following in the footsteps of October’s deadly Hagibis and February’s Wutip.
While the United States deploys Hurricane Hunter aircraft to investigate storms in the Atlantic and eastern Pacific, they haven’t regularly made flights into western Pacific typhoons since the late 1980s. Countries like Japan have, at times, undertaken similar projects, but the vast size of the Pacific presents some logistical problems for taking measurements within storms.
To judge the strength of storms like Halong and Hagibis, forecasters rely on satellite data, using a process called the Advanced Dvorak Technique (ADT). The ADT uses visible and infrared satellite images, comparing them with cloud patterns on record. The technique has some limitations but generally does an excellent job at a ‘best guess’ for storm strength, including wind speed and central pressure.
By using Tuesday afternoon’s images, forecasters arrived at an ADT of 7.9, putting it into the top 10 of strongest storms on record in any ocean basin on Earth since the Dvorak technique entered use in the 1970s. By comparison, Hurricane Dorian had a peak score of 6.4. Hagibis topped out around 7.0.
Fortunately, this forecast track for this monster storm keeps it well away from land, curving back into the central Pacific as it weakens. That makes Halong more likely to impact our weather here at home than the weather in Asia as we go into next week.
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