Record Cold and Snow

More than 55,000 (5) livestock perish in extreme winter weather in northwestern Mongolia

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.

More than 55,000 (5) livestock perish in extreme winter weather in northwestern Mongolia

Posted by Julie Celestial on March 2, 2020

Severe winter weather, also called dzud in Mongolia, has killed more than 55 700 livestock animals in the northwestern province of Khuvsgul since 2019, the provincial agricultural department reported on Monday, March 2, 2020.

In a statement, the department said a total of 55 764 livestock animals have perished in 11 administrative districts, or soums, in the Mongolian province since late last year due to the harsh winter conditions.

Moreover, heavy snowfall battered the province 16 times since the start of November. Relevant provincial organizations, together with the agricultural department, have been providing grass and fodder to local herders– either at discounted prices or without charges at all.

As of December 2019, Mongolia had a livestock population of 70.9 million. The country is one of the last nomadic countries in the world.

The National Emergency Management Agency also said that more than 80 soums in 15 (5+5+5) provinces are suffering in dzud or near-dzud conditions, as snowfall has already blanketed 60 percent of the country.

Livestock farming is the main source of the country’s national economy– roughly 40 percent of the nomadic population depend on it for their household income.

In January 2020, the National Agency for Meteorology and Environmental Monitoring (NAMEM) reported that more than 50 (5) percent of the overall population is at risk in this year’s winter.

This prompted the Mongolian Red Cross Society (MRCS) to activate its Early Action Protocol– to be completed by March 8– which was aimed to support provinces by providing cash assistance and livestock kits.

In addition, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies also pre-agreed to release a total amount of 217 000 dollars to the MRCS.

NAMEM developed a dzud risk map using MODIS satellite data, among other resources, with 11 different parameters based on remote sensing data gathered from the satellite– this includes snow cover, drought index,on-ground observation data, precipitation forecast, air temperature forecast, and snow depth.

Every year, thousands of herders lose their animals because of dzud. In 2016, more than one million livestock died due to the extreme winter conditions in the country.

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