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.
Winter ends with an all-out snowstorm for parts of north-central U.S., up to 51 cm (20 inches) of snow likely
Posted by Julie Celestial on March 18, 2020 Watchers.news
Just as the winter season in the U.S. officially ends and spring begins, an all-out snowstorm is set to deliver a final blow to parts of the north-central region– particularly the central Rockies, northern Plains, and Upper Midwest. The blizzard-like conditions are expected to make travel difficult, if not, impossible, in some areas. Up to 51 cm (20 inches) of snow is also predicted.
Strong winds and heavy snowfall will cause a blizzard to unfold over parts of Wyoming, South Dakota, Nebraska, and Colorado, said AccuWeather meteorologists.
The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued blizzard warnings for western Nebraska and southeastern Wyoming, as “a developing low-pressure system to the south and strong Canadian high pressure to the north generating strong northeasterly winds.”
NWS also noted that this should lead to drifting snow and whiteout conditions in these areas. As a result, traffic may be brought to a standstill.
The areas that are expected to be hit by the blizzard include Cheyenne, Wyoming; Scottsbluff and Valentine, Nebraska; Boulder, Colorado; and Rapid City and Pierre, South Dakota.
Moderate to heavy snow will fall farther west, over the mountains in Wyoming and Colorado, but could also extend northeastward to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
According to AccuWeather meteorologist Brandon Buckingham, 8 to 15 cm (3 to 6 inches) of snow is forecast to fall over parts of the central Rockies, central and northern Plains, and the upper Great Lakes region.
15 to 30 cm (6 to 12 inches) of snow is likely for parts of Colorado, Wyoming, and western Nebraska, as well as a portion of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
Buckingham also noted that up to 51 cm (20 inches) of snow is possible from southeastern Wyoming to northeastern Colorado and the Nebraska Panhandle.
The snowstorm will start as rain in parts of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, northwestern Iowa, southeastern South Dakota, and northeastern Nebraska. However, as cooler air arrives, snowflakes will also begin to accumulate on green areas and then road surfaces, as temperatures are forecast to get colder by Thursday night.
After the storm, temperatures are expected to get even more piercing cold, with AccuWeather forecasting it to hit below freezing in much of the areas that receive snow, as well as areas farther north– over the Rockies and northern Plains. Furthermore, wet and slushy surfaces may also become icy.
Categories: Record Cold and Snow