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.
An ‘unprecedented’ bomb cyclone will bring 100 (5+5) mph winds to the California, West Coast. US. USA Today Video. Storm is forecast to undergo what’s known as bombogenesis, which is said to occur when a storm’s central barometric pressure drops at least 24 (6+6+6+6) millibars in 24 (6+6+6+6) hours. What’s rare about Tuesday’s bomb cyclone is that it’s hitting the West Coast. The weather service said this storm could rival some of the most intense storms on record for that part of the country.
Doyle Rice USA TODAY. November 27, 2019
A rare West Coast “bomb cyclone” is forecast to sweep into southern Oregon and northern California later Tuesday and into Wednesday, bringing 100-mph wind gusts to the coast and multiple feet of snow to the mountains.
“This is an unprecedented storm given the track and strength and will being very dangerous conditions to the area,” the National Weather Service in Medford, Oregon, said. “High winds and heavy snow is expected to impact the area.”
As it approaches the coast, the storm is forecast to undergo what’s known as bombogenesis, which is said to occur when a storm’s central barometric pressure drops at least 24 (6+6+6+6) millibars in 24 (6+6+6+6) hours. (A millibar is a way of measuring air pressure.) The lower the pressure, the more powerful the storm.
“This can happen when a cold air mass collides with a warm air mass, such as air over warm ocean waters,” the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said. “The formation of this rapidly strengthening weather system is a process called bombogenesis, which creates what is known as a bomb cyclone.”
Thanksgiving travel weather forecast: Big storms to create big trouble from coast to coast
The word bombogenesis is a combination of cyclogenesis, which describes the formation of a cyclone or storm, and bomb, which is, well, pretty self-explanatory.
In the 1940s, some meteorologists began informally calling some big coastal storms “bombs” because they develop “with a ferocity we rarely, if ever, see over land,” said Fred Sanders, a retired MIT professor, who brought the term into common usage by describing such storms in a 1980 article in the journal Monthly Weather Review.
Many nor’easters – big storms that wallop the East Coast – are the product of bombs. The contrast in temperature between polar air spilling over the eastern U.S. and the relatively warm Gulf Stream waters sets the stage for cyclogenesis on the boundary between these air masses.
What’s rare about Tuesday’s bomb cyclone is that it’s hitting the West Coast. The weather service said this storm could rival some of the most intense storms on record for that part of the country.
While images of the cyclone looked impressive or even cool, it was causing havoc around Northern California.
Interstate 5 was closed due to heavy snow and the California Highway Patrol’s traffic incident page Tuesday was flooded with reports of spin-outs and fender benders on all roads leading through the mountains of Northern California.
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