Extreme Heat Update

Relentless heat wave to bake the U.S. for “multiple weeks.” Temps over 100 degrees F.

Foreshadow Now, ‘Season of the End Times’:

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.

Revelation 6:7-8 And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, Come and see. 8 And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.

(‘fourth part’ = 25% = *7.7 billion x .25 = 1.93 billion people) *estimated earth population as of March 2020.

Relentless heat wave to bake the U.S. for “multiple weeks.” Temps over 100 degrees F.

Jeff Berardelli July 10, 2020, 7:06 AM

A punishing and relentless heat wave is just getting underway in the South, with some spots forecast to peak above 110 degrees starting this weekend. But the heat will not stay in the South; next week it is forecast to move north and east, spreading 100-degree temperatures across the Ohio Valley and into the Mid-Atlantic.

The National Weather Service is forecasting 75 or more record-high temperatures to be approached or broken from Friday to Tuesday alone, and that number is likely to grow significantly into next week. Early next week a few cities in the Plains states may even flirt with their all-time record highs. However, when all is said and done, the bigger story will likely be how long this heat wave lasts.

Jeff Masters, Ph.D., founder of the popular site Weather Underground and a regular contributor to Yale Climate Connections, says what concerns him most is the prolonged exposure to the heat. “The heat wave will be very long-lived, lasting multiple weeks in some areas with only a few days of near-normal temperatures during that span. This will increase the odds of heat illness and heat-related deaths.”

Amarillo, Texas, for example, is embarking on a 10-day stretch of 100+ degrees Fahrenheit, with some days near 110. That’s 10 to nearly 20 degrees above the average high temperature of 92.

In the past few years these massive heat outbreaks have become commonly known as heat domes — sprawling areas of high pressure bringing hot and dry conditions for days. Heat domes are best seen in the upper levels of the atmosphere. In the image below, a big mountain of warm air builds and expands, reaching historic heights in the southwestern U.S..

Extreme – Record breaking – #heatdome on Saturday. The ridge at the 500 mb pressure level raised above 6000 meters (warm air expands). For perspective that seems to be at or above records for most of the SW US including Midland and El Paso, Texas pictured here. #heatwave pic.twitter.com/sUrh811ICR

— Jeff Berardelli (@WeatherProf) July 8, 2020

The bigger these heat domes grow, the hotter and longer-lasting heat waves become. And this will be a big one. More than 80% of the nation — 265 million people — will sweat through highs above 90 within the next week. Another 45 million will suffer through triple-digit temperatures.

The core of the heat this weekend will build across the western lower Plains and the Southwest. 

Most of Texas and Oklahoma will top 100 degrees on Saturday, with the Red River Valley area of northwest Texas and southwest Oklahoma topping out at 110. When humidity is factored in, it will feel like a sweltering 110 in Dallas and Oklahoma City during the afternoons.

The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning for inland Southern California, southern Nevada and the southern half of Arizona from Saturday through Monday for a very high risk for heat-related illnesses such as heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heat stroke.

In Phoenix, Arizona, the mercury is forecast to reach 116 or above on Sunday, which would break a record set in the late 1800s. The all-time record in Phoenix is 122. Nearby in Lake Havasu the temperature on Sunday may reach 120.

All-time record high temperatures always enter into the discussion when it gets as hot as it’s going to get. There is a slight chance temperatures could reach as high as 120° in Phoenix Sunday. Temperatures this extreme have only happened 3 times before. #azwx pic.twitter.com/dC2oEuWDe9

— NWS Phoenix (@NWSPhoenix) July 9, 2020

Early next week the heat dome will shift east and north. Early indications from the models show the heat spreading into the central Plains and Mississippi River Valley. By Tuesday, widespread afternoon highs are forecast to reach 110 to 115 in much of Kansas, Oklahoma and north Texas. 

Temperatures like these may come close to the highest temperatures ever experienced in this area, but in most cases they will probably fall just short of breaking records. The vast majority of all-time records in the Plains, from Kansas south through Texas, are scorching — ranging from from 112 to 120 degrees. 

While this heat wave will be severe, it likely won’t surpass the heat waves of the hottest period for much of the U.S., the Dust Bowl era of the 1930s. The image below shows the highest daily maximum temperatures across the Plains in red and the highest daily minimums in orange. The heat in the 1930s is far and away the warmest period. 

Nearly 50% of the all-time heat records in the contiguous U.S. were set in the 1930s and still have not been beaten today. That’s because of intense irrigation across the central states; the moisture has a substantial cooling influence. As a result, the region is one of the few places on Earth not exhibiting an increasing trend in heat waves. It is a testament to how influential humans have become in shaping the climate system.

But that influence goes both ways. Despite the cooling effect of irrigation, 2012 did manage to narrowly surpass 1936 for the warmest July on record. And with the heating influence of greenhouse gases building up in our atmosphere, Masters says it’s just a matter of time before 1930s heat records tumble. 

“Another decade of global warming, combined with natural variability, should produce a July heat wave in the U.S. capable of beating most of the Dust Bowl extreme temperature records,” he said.

Meteorologist Bob Henson, a longtime colleague of Masters at Weather Underground, says he doesn’t expect “a raft of all-time or even monthly records, given the high bar of the 1930s and some recent years, like 2012. But I would expect at least a few, as well as some records for consecutive 90/95/100F temps.” Henson feels this month could end up being “one of the hottest U.S. Julys on record given the breadth and duration of the expected heat.”

That’s because the heat wave forecast for the Southwest and Plains will not stay anchored in place. Due to a west-to-east steering flow across the country, a piece of this sweltering heat will break off and stream east roughly along I-70 from St. Louis to Indianapolis and Pittsburgh to Washington, D.C. All of these cities may reach or surpass 100 degrees mid to late next week.

And the extreme heat is likely not going away anytime soon. Long-term computer model projections point to a continuation of heat into the end of July.

A rarely-seen 80-90% probability of significantly warmer than normal (upper-tercile) temps across the U.S. eastern Corn Belt in yesterday’s ECMWF extended forecast for week 3. Calibration ensures this is a “reliable” probability https://t.co/RFNPuh3VpT @CropProphet #agwx #oatt pic.twitter.com/gzpZ30oOtM

— World Climate Service (@WorldClimateSvc) July 7, 2020

In His Service,

Night Watchman

Paul Rolland

Night Watchman Ministries

Make Your Decision for Christ NOW!!!!!!! Time is Up!!!!!!!

Jesus Christ’s Offer of Salvation:

The ABCs of Salvation through Jesus Christ (the Lamb)

A. Admit/Acknowledge/Accept that you are sinner. Ask God’s forgiveness and repent of your sins.

. . . “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23).

. . . “As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one.” (Romans 3:10).

. . . “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.” (1 John 1:8).

B. Believe Jesus is Lord. Believe that Jesus Christ is who He claimed to be; that He was both fully God and fully man and that we are saved through His death, burial, and resurrection. Put your trust in Him as your only hope of salvation. Become a son or daughter of God by receiving Christ.

. . . “That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. (John 3:15-17). For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” (Romans 10:13).

C. Call upon His name, Confess with your heart and with your lips that Jesus is your Lord and Savior.

. . . “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” (Romans 10:9-10).

. . . “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.” (John 1:8-10).

. . . “And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world. (John 2:2).

. . . “In this was manifested the love of god toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world. Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God.” (1 John 4:9, 14-15).

. . . “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.” (Romans 5:8-10).

. . . “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” (Romans 6:23).

. . . “Jesus saith unto them, I am the way, the truth, and the life, no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” (John 14:6).

. . . “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth.” (Romans 1:16).

. . . “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” (Acts: 4:12).

. . . “Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth for there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.” (1 Timothy 2:4-6).

. . . “For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ.” (1 Thessalonians 5:9).

. . . “But as many as received him, to them gave the power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name.” (John 1:12).

True Church / Bride of Christ Spared from God’s Wrath:

 Romans 5:8-10. “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.”

Romans 12:19Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.

1 Thessalonians 1:10. And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.

1 Thessalonians 5:9. For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,

Romans 8:35. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?

Jeremiah 30:7. Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob’s trouble, but he shall be saved out of it.

Revelation 3:10 Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.

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