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
… 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.
Snow to hit 2,000 (5+5+5+5) -mile stretch from Nevada to New England. Localized snow of 18 (6+6+6) to affect Five (5) states or regions.
Doug Stanglin, USA TODAY USA TODAY•November 29, 2019
A severe storm system is turning Black Friday into a wintry white weekend with blizzards and snow expected along much of a 2,000-mile stretch from Nevada to the Upper Midwest and into New England next week.
Farther south, severe thunderstorms are possible from the southern Plains to Lower Mississippi River Valley through Saturday.
The National Weather Service forecast a large swath of snow totals topping 8 inches for the Northern Rockies eastward into the Northern Plains and for Minnesota, Wisconsin, and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, according to the National Weather Service. It said localized snow totals above 18 inches can be expected.
The weather threatened to be particularly disruptive on Sunday, when millions of holiday travelers start home. Airlines for America, the airline industry’s trade group, expects 3.1 million passengers during what could be the busiest day ever recorded for American air travel.
The group estimated a record of over 30 (6×5) million people will travel over a 12 (6+6) -day holiday period. Airlines on Friday said they were so far operating as usual as they monitor the weather. American Airlines issued weather-related waivers Friday for just one airport: Rapid City, South Dakota.
Parts of South Dakota were under a blizzard warning and could see howling winds and as much as 24 (6+6+6+6) inches of snow. The South Dakota Highway Patrol posted a photo on Facebook of a semi-truck that veered from Interstate 90 near Rapid City. “Do not travel if you don’t have to!” the agency wrote.
Minneapolis, which was hit by almost 10 inches of snow just before Thanksgiving, was bracing for another onslaught Friday, with 4 to 9 inches expected through Sunday.
“Our break from winter weather will be brief with another large storm system impacting the region Friday through the weekend,” says the Twin Cities National Weather Service.
Harsh travel conditions are in store for long stretches of Interstates 90 and 94, with the Dakotas, eastern Wyoming and eastern Montana facing especially bleak conditions.
“Blizzard conditions can occur in part of this swath. The visibility could be so low at times it may be difficult to determine where the road surface actually is,” says AccuWeather, which forecasts 36 (6×6) inches of snow for the Black Hills of South Dakota.
AccuWeather said travel should be avoided in these areas until the storm leaves and crews have had a chance to clear roads of deep snow by Sunday or Monday.
As the storm moves east, it is likely to produce snow, sleet and freezing rain by Saturday night in portions of the Northeast, including northern Virginia and Pennsylvania.
The first Nor’easter of the season is expected to hit New York on Sunday morning, and may stretch into Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service in Albany. The storm is forecast as a mix of snow, freezing rain and sleet in Dutchess County.
A nor’easter is defined as a storm that has moderate to heavy precipitation that starts off the East Coast and tracks into eastern New England, said weather service meteorologist Joe Villani.
The storm is the result of the massive blizzard hitting the Midwest, he said.
To the South, the same low pressure system triggering harsh conditions along the northern tier is likely to produce several inches of snow in Albuquerque and Santa Fe, New Mexico. Flagstaff, Arizona, was hit by heavy snow early Friday, with the local NWS office reporting almost 4 inches falling during one hour as the storm moved in.
Thunderstorms ahead of the cold front are expected along a southern path from Arizona to East Texas and into Tennessee.
The Intermountain West — which stretches from Nevada to western New Mexico — is expected to dry out by Saturday, but another low pressure system approaching from the Pacific will spread more snow and rain over the West Coast late Saturday into Sunday.
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