Hurricane Update

Forecast models suggest rare formation of twin tropical cyclones in western Indian Ocean. Two or Four Cyclones.

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.

Forecast models suggest rare formation of twin tropical cyclones in western Indian Ocean

Posted by Teo Blašković on December 3, 2019

Numerical forecast models suggest two tropical cyclones are about to form in the western Indian Ocean this week, churning face-to-face on both sides of the equator.

A deep depression formed over the southwest Arabian Sea on December 2, 0219, and concentrated into deep depression early December 3. The cyclone is currently designated Tropical Cyclone 06A (Six). It is expected to continue intensifying and receive the name Soba by 12:00 UTC today. 

At 04:00 UTC today, 06A had maximum sustained winds of 65 km/h (40 mph) and gusts to 83 km/h (51 mph).

Its center is currently located about 660 km (372 miles) SSE of Socotra, Yemen (about 350 km / 215 miles E of Somalia) and 900 km (560 miles) ESE of Bosaso, Somalia.

The cyclone is expected to move NNE for some time and then recurve WSW toward Somalia over the next 4 days. Landfall is expected on December 6.

The second cyclone is still a tropical disturbance, currently designated Invest 91S and located over Seychelles at 04:00 UTC, approximately 1 553 km (965 miles) north of Mauritius.

“Animated multispectral satellite imagery reveals a partially exposed low level circulation with a band of convention extending northeastward,” JTWC forecasters noted.

The upper level environment is favorable for development with low vertical wind shear and moderate poleward outflow while sea surface temperatures remain favorable for intensification.

Global models are in good agreement that 91S will slowly intensify as it tracks slowly SSW. Its current minimum sea level pressure is estimated near 1 006 hPa.

The potential for the development of significant tropical cyclone within the next 24 hours is medium.

This system may potentially impact Madagascar on December 8, bringing very strong winds and heavy rain. Note that this is still 5 days ahead — the cyclone could take a different track.

“This is a rather rare situation, as twin tropical cyclones will spin up, on a similar longitudinal line (55°E), but on opposite sides of the equator,” Severe Weather Europe meteorologists said. “This is not something we can witness every year or even every few years.”

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