2020 Just Keeps Rolling Along, it is getting worse and worse, Disaster after Disaster; Migrating tornadoes found to be more dangerous and deadlier in the Southeast, U.S. ‘Increasing Like Labor Pains.’

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.

2020 Just Keeps Rolling Along, it is getting worse and worse, Disaster after Disaster; Migrating tornadoes found to be more dangerous and deadlier in the Southeast, U.S. ‘Increasing Like Labor Pains.’

Posted by Julie Celestial on September 29, 2020

Migrating tornadoes that are increasingly occurring in the southeastern United States have been found to be more dangerous and twice as deadly as twisters elsewhere in the country, according to an analysis by the Environment & Energy Publishing (E&E News). A shift of tornado activity from the Great Plains to the Southeast exposed heightened danger by concentrating such storms in a far more perilous landscape covered by forest that conceals tornadoes and occupied by mobile homes that are easily destroyed.

During the March 2019 Alabama tornado in eastern Alabama, 19 of 23 victims died in mobile homes. A year later, March 2020, a tornado packing 273 km/h (170 mph) ripped through central Tennessee, killing 19. The tornadoes swirled along the ground for only a few minutes, but the two are considered the deadliest natural disasters in the U.S. since 2019.

These storms show an alarming trend that is disregarded amid concern about wildfires and floods– tornadoes are increasingly occurring in the Southeast, where they are twice as fatal as twisters elsewhere in the U.S.

According to NOAA records dating back to 1950, tornado activity has increased in the Southeast since the late 1990s, and the trend and death toll has risen in the previous years.

“The number of killer tornadoes in the Southeastern U.S. is disproportionately large when compared to the overall number of tornadoes throughout the country,” said NOAA.

Since January 2019, NOAA records show that 99 of the country’s 120 tornado-related fatalities, or 83 percent, occurred in the Southeast.

In the 2010s, 54 percent of tornado deaths happened in the Southeast, while 25 percent occurred in the 1980s. The Southeast includes SIX (6) Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee– an area called “Dixie Alley” by some tornado analysts. Meanwhile, west of the Mississippi River, the Great Plains region called “Tornado Alley” has become safe.

Kansas, which was once the epicenter of tornado activity, has not had a tornado-related fatality since February 2012. Nebraska hasn’t had a tornado-related death since June 2014, and only recorded five deaths in the last 32 years. Iowa had three tornado casualties since June 2008.

Throughout Tornado Alley, there have been 24 tornado fatalities since the beginning of 2016, according to NOAA data. This region includes Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, South Dakota, and Texas.

“There’s definitely been a spatial redistribution of tornadoes,” said Purdue University climate scientist Ernest Agee.

Agee’s study published in the Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology concluded that Alabama and Tennessee had replaced Oklahoma as the epicenter for annual tornado activity.

The migration of tornadoes has raised scientific questions, mainly about the impact of climate change and whether tornadoes in the Southeast have certain unique traits that make them more dangerous, such as a tendency to occur in the middle of the night.

“Whether tornadoes are driven by trends in a climate still needs more research,” said Christopher Nowotarski, a tornado researcher at Texas A&M University.

“The shift is interesting from a scientific perspective. But the cause does not matter,” said Northern Illinois University professor Victor Gensini, a leading tornado researcher.

“The reality is, we have people in these [Southeastern] regions who are way more vulnerable. The shift is real, and it’s putting a lot more people at risk.”

E&E News studied NOAA data for 38 000 twisters that happened in the 70 (7) years, from 1950 to 2019, and found clear migrations from the first half of the 70-year period to the second half. The analysis covers every tornado rated EF-1 to EF-5 and excludes 29 000 twisters rated EF-0.

The analysis found that tornado activity nationwide was almost identical in the two 35-year periods. There were 18 992 tornadoes from 1950 to 1984, and 19 418 tornadoes from 1985 to 2019. In the Southeast, the number of twisters increased by 42 percent, while the number decreased by 20 percent in the Great Plains.

The analysis also noted that the number of tornado-related fatalities nationwide dropped by 37 percent, from 3 629 deaths between 1950 and 1984 to 2 281 deaths from 1985 to 2019. The decline was due to better warnings and safety measures.

However, the drop was sharper in the Great Plains than in the Southeast. 46 percent of tornado-related fatalities occurred in the Southeast from 1985 to 2019, while the Great Plains only accounted for 28 percent. Furthermore, there was no difference in the intensity of the tornadoes in the two regions.

“You have a pretty similar tornado risk for each region, but the Southeast has greater population density mixed with all those vulnerabilities,” said Stephen Strader, an atmospheric scientist at Villanova University.

E&E mentioned as well that the tornado damage from 1950 through 2019 is 176 billion dollars, which adjusts for inflation and does not include crop damage.

“That’s roughly the same as the $170 billion cost of Hurricane Katrina, the most damaging disaster in U.S. history, according to NOAA’s estimate. The relatively minor property damage is one reason tornadoes have received less attention than other disasters from researchers and insurance companies.”

Strader added, “Mobile homes are not a huge loss for insurers, so there’s not much incentive for insurance companies to get involved unless they want to save lives. Most people in mobile homes aren’t really in a financial position to make big changes to their homes.”


Migrating Tornadoes Bring Heightened Danger to the Southeast – Thomas Frank, E&E News, September 24, 2020

Featured image credit: NWS Birmingham Alabama

John 13:19 Now I tell you before it come, that, when it is come to pass, ye may believe that I am he.

John 14:29 And now I have told you before it come to pass, that, when it is come to pass, ye might believe.

Luke 21:31 So likewise ye, when ye see these things come to pass, know ye that the kingdom of God is nigh at hand.

Mark 13:29 So ye in like manner, when ye shall see these things come to pass, know that it is nigh, even at the doors.

Luke 21:28 And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.

Revelation 1:1 The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John:

‘Increasing Like Labor Pains.’ ‘Fearful Sights.’ ‘Perilous Times.’ ‘Men’s hearts failing with fear.’ Great Convergence of Signs.’ REDEMPTION IMMINENT.

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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