Signs of the Times

Fearful Events

Including Weather, Asteroids, UFOs, ...


When describing the conditions that usher in the End Times, Jesus gave several categories of startling events.

Then he said to them: "Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be great earthquakes, famines and pestilences in various places, and fearful events and great signs from heaven." (Luke 21:10-11)

Wars will increase. Seismic activity (earthquakes and volcanoes) will be worse. Famines and pestilences will be more prevalent. Fearful events and great signs from the heavens could include disastrous weather, modern threats, like asteroids, space junk, solar flares, and even UFO scares.

In the case of extreme weather, many observers agree that the scope and frequency of wind storms, floods and droughts appear to be increasing at this time.

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Weather in 2011 breaks records; Rain, white stuff and heat hit extremes around the country

Dec. 26, 2011 - New York experienced record snowfall in January and the warmest nights on record in July (84 degrees- July 22). They also suffered from windstorms and heavy rain.
New York’s wild weather — part of an extraordinary year of Mother Nature extremes around the country — made 2011 a year for the history books.
What's more, the chief of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said that this year's disasters are "a harbinger of things to come.”
Source: N.Y. Daily News
Photos of the Natural disasters of 2011: From the earthquake & tsunami in Japan to the largest recorded tornado outbreak in history - N.Y. Daily News
Help still needed after record-breaking year for disasters - CNN
Natural Disasters 2011--A Recap of the 12 months of 2011! - Jesus Blog Spot
End of the Year: End of an Era - Yahoo
Billion-dollar weather disasters smash US record - Fox
Obama declared a record-breaking 90 disasters in 2011 - Daily Mail- UK

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Philippines floods: More than 1,000 remain missing

Dec. 23, 2011 - Intense flooding in the Philippines Island of Mindano has claimed at least 1,079 people and more than 1000 others are still missing. Typhoon Washi struck the Philippines six days ago.
Source: BBC

$2 trillion sunstorm coming, NASA warns

Dec. 4, 2011 - There are two ways that extreme damage could be caused to the electrical grid and to electronics themselves. One of these is an Electro-Magnetic Pulse (EMP) attack by an enemy using a nuclear device at high altitude.
Republican presidential candidate and former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Newt Gingrich... recently declared that the potential for an EMP attack is perhaps the most serious national security threat facing the United States today.
The other way this kind of damage can occur would be an extreme solar storm caused by the so-called Solar-Max, or peak cycle of the sun's activities. This phenomenon is due sometime between 2012 and 2014.

NASA says such a storm could come like a bolt of lightning, destroying hundreds of transformers, plunging some 130 million people into darkness, and could take up to 10 years to repair.

Source: WorldNetDaily

140-mph gusts cause damage, outages, delays in California

Dec. 2, 2011 -
Wind gusts stronger than 140 mph -- which would be equivalent to a Category 4 hurricane -- have been measured on the Sierra Crest mountain ridge, according to the National Weather Service.
Source: CNN

Thailand Flooding 2011: Death Toll Above 600

Nov. 20, 2011 - More than 600 people have died from the extensive flooding in Thailand. Their monsoon season was the worst they have experienced in over 50 years.
The floodwaters swamped entire towns as they moved south through the country's central heartland to Bangkok and the Gulf of Thailand. More than two-thirds of the country's 77 provinces have been flooded during the four-month-long crisis.
Source: AOL

Aid effort a huge undertaking amid massive flooding in Thailand

Oct. 15, 2011 - Thailand's worst flooding in half a century has already caused the death of 283, and has affected some 8 million others. Aid is coming from various countries, such as China and the U.S., but the Thai people are doing the most to help their countrymen, donating food, water and clothing.
Source: CNN

Space junk at tipping point, says report
Sept. 1, 2011 - The National Research council says that there are 22,000 pieces of debris in earth orbit large enough to track from the ground, and a much larger number of smaller objects.
The International Space Station must occasionally dodge some of the junk, which flies around the Earth at speeds of up to 17,500 mph (28,164 km/h).
Source: BBC

A New York Hurricane Could Be a Multibillion-Dollar Catastrophe
Aug. 26, ,2011 - Nate Silver analyzes 30 of the worst storms that have struck New York, and compares the current Hurricane Irene to them. The economic damage could run into the tens of billions of dollars.
Unlikely but theoretically plausible scenarios could have the damage entering the realm of the costliest natural disasters of all time, and perhaps being large enough to have a materially negative effect on the nation’s gross domestic product.
Source: NY Times

Signs of the Times: Natural Disasters Prevalent in 2011
Aug. 24, 2011 - So far the year 2011 has been full of natural disasters. The massive Australian flood (twice the size of Texas), several big earthquakes, including the one in Australia that killed 181 people and the monster quakes in Japan that killed more than 150,000, moved the island of Honshu eight feet, and caused the melt-down of nuclear reactors. Then the southern and eastern parts of the United States experienced the worst rash of tornadoes in recorded weather history.
The 2011 "Super Outbreak" included four EF-5 tornadoes, and led to almost 350 deaths and more than $6 billion in insured losses.
Following the tornadoes, A mile-wide multiple vortex EF-5 tornado devastated Joplin, Mo. and killed 159 people. People are wondering if these events are just a coincidence or if God may be trying to get our attention.
Source: Dale Hurd - CBN
Two Nuclear Reactors Taken Offline Following 5.8 Magnitude Earthquake in Virginia - Prophecy Central

NOAA Makes It Official: 2011 Among Most Extreme Weather Years in History

June 17, 2011 - Half-way through the year, the U.S. has already suffered damages of $32 billion according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
The devastating string of tornadoes, droughts, wildfires and floods that hit the United States this spring marks 2011 as one of the most extreme years on record, according to a new federal analysis.
Source: Scientific American

Southern US Cities Brace for Historic Flooding

May 14, 2011 -
The Mississippi River is flooding at near record levels. Both large cities and small towns along its banks are struggling to control a torrent of water from spring rain and runoff. In the small town of Vicksburg, Mississippi, some residents are preparing to evacuate.
Source: Voice of America

Twister outbreak is second deadliest in US history - 337 dead so far

April 30, 2011 - The highest death toll ever was on March 18, 1925, when 747 people were killed in storms that raged through Missouri, Illinois and Indiana. The current rash of tornados in Alabama and neighboring states reached a one-day total of 337, making it the second-deadliest day for a twister outbreak in U.S. history.
Source: MSNBC
Update: May 2, 2011 - US tornado outbreak was 'biggest ever' - 312 tornadoes in 24 hr./ 350 dead - BBC

Storm Death Toll Rises to 194 in the South

April 28, 2011 -
Dozens of tornadoes spawned by a powerful storm system wiped out entire towns across a wide swath of the South, killing at least 194 people, and officials said Thursday they expect the death toll to rise.
137 tornado reports were registered by the National Weather Service's Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Okla. Tuscaloosa, a city of more than 83,000 and home to the University of Alabama, was one of the hardest-hit cities. At least 15 people were killed.
Source: Fox
April 2011 Likely to Set Record for Most Tornadoes - Heather Buchman, Meteorologist -
Tornado Season Intensifies, Without Clear Scientific Consensus on Why - NY Times
Does God Control the Weather? Does He Send Deadly Storms?
Accidents and Disasters: Does God Care? - Lambert Dolphin

Solar storms could create $2tn 'global Katrina', warns chief scientist

Feb. 22, 2011 - A UK scientist has warned that the threat of a severe solar storm should be taken more seriously. As the cycle of solar activity builds, toward the year 2013, plans should be made to deal with the results of these coronal mass ejections that could wreak havoc on the world's electronic systems.

Speaking at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in Washington DC, John Beddington, the UK government's chief scientific adviser, said that a massive solar storm could cause a "global Katrina" costing the world's economies as much as 2 trillion dollars.

Source: Guardian - UK

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