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Every Indicator Says: Expect Harsh Winter! So Get Ready NOW!

posted by Wendy Weathersbee @ 21:33 PM
December 7, 2011

 Like Ally, I too am working on a review of this year and forecasts for next year, but it is urgent that all of our readers know that we do not face an ordinary winter this year!  Weather personnel across the country, in government, private agencies, and universities, all join in the chorus that this coming winter will be an absolute record breaker.  And these same types of forecasts face Europe as well.

 UPI reported that scientists at State College in Pennsylvania issued this statement:  “Forecasters say the worst of what shapes up as a brutal U.S. winter will target the Midwest and its major cities with snow and cold.”  A site, adds, “Large Midwestern cities such as Chicago and Minneapolis will bear the brunt of the extreme conditions.”  These forecasters insist that snowfall will be well above normal for cities such as Detroit, Cincinnati, Cleveland and Pittsburgh.

 James Madden, long range specialist forecaster for, reported several weeks ago that there is “a potentially record breaking US winter for 2011-2012 with extremely cold temperatures and exceptional levels of snow.”

 In determining this future, Madden considered unusual solar activity, La Nina fluctuations, atmospheric cycles, North Atlantic Oscillation (NOA) and Arctic Oscillation (AO), and the fact that last winter’s record of -50F in the Northeast saw many records broken in major cities, including New York, Chicago, New Orleans, Minneapolis, etc.  He also considers that last January was the snowiest on record.

 Forecasters also predict these harsher winters for all parts of the United States.  Workers at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) say that, like the Midwest and Northeast, the Pacific Northwest should also brace for a colder and wetter than average winter.  Although such weather may replenish water sources, it could also lead to greater flooding and avalanche concerns.

 They point out that although El Nino brought record-breaking rain, snow, drought and flooding to some parts of the country last year, its opposite La Nina will also bring extreme weather in the coming winter months.  Mike Halpert, Deputy Director of the Climate Prediction Center in the National Weather Service says:  “This is a good time for people to review the outlook and begin preparing for what winter may have in store.”

 I urge John and his crew to post their ‘prepare for winter blogs,’ soon.  It is urgent that our readers prepare for the next three months of extreme weather.  I read Earth-End last winter, and I know that this site quoted many Scriptures from wholesale Christian Bibles to warn believers that winter is intended as a time for rest.  In Mark 13: 18, The LORD Jesus urges those who will have to flee from the antiChrist to pray that they will not have to run during winter.  For those who are not ready, winter can be a depressing, even evil time.  Best to get ready for it NOW!

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