OK! Ready for More Whacky Weather This Winter?

posted by Sarah N Worthy IATTWJ Member @ 23:47 PM
September 11, 2012

        Well!!! Fall and Winter weather is off and running:  Tornadoes in New York and killer winds in Oklahoma.  Now forecasters say the East Coast of the U.S. will have a whopping cold winter full of snow, the South will be wet and chilly, and the Northeast will be dry and cold.  The rest of the country will be rather ‘normal.’

This weekend two tornadoes hit New York City, tearing down power lines, hurling debris, damaging homes and trees––at speeds as high as 110 miles an hour.  Associated Press says the first tornado “. . . first hit a beachfront neighborhood and the second, stronger tornado followed moments later about 10 miles away.”

While New Yorkers were saying that this is the kind of thing that usually comes to mid-Western states, they must not have known that the day before four people––including an infant child––were killed by severely strong wind and thunder storms blowing through northeast Oklahoma.

Three of the victims were in a mobile home in Nowata County which sits on Oklahoma’s border with Kansas.  The fourth was in a semi-trailer truck that straight-line winds flipped over and smashed into a cement wall.  The 70-year-old driver died from injuries after Highway Patrolmen freed him from the wreckage.

Again, the winds knocked out power and damaged properties and trees.  the winds were like tornadoes.  They started uncontrollable ground fires which demanded evacuation of four families, and caused some 18,000 power outages.

Weather scientists and Farmer’s Almanac agree that the New York region will get more strange weather.  United Press International quotes meteorologists at State College, Pennsylvania:  “After a 2011-2012 winter that saw little snow, the mid-Atlantic and southern New England states will get a snow dump this winter.”

Moreover, AccuWeather.com reports:  “Above-normal snowfall during winter 2012-2013 is forecast for the major I-95 cities including New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington.”

AccuWeather spokesman, Paul Pastelok, adds:  “The I-95 cities could get hit pretty good.  It’s a matter of getting the cold to phase in with the huge systems that we are going to see coming out of the southern branch of the jet stream this year.”

Caleb Weatherbee of Farmer’s Almanac agrees:  “The eastern half of the country will see plenty of cold and snow. The western half will experience relatively warm and dry condition.”  Also he gives the mid-west some good news:  “For much of the drought-stricken prairie region, an average amount of winter precipitation will bring long awaited relief.”

However, in Bible prophecies, The LORD Jesus Christ doesn’t think much of forecasting weather.  He says we should instead understand the times we live in:  “. . . It will be foul weather to day: for the sky is red and lowring. . . ye can discern the face of the sky; but can ye not discern the signs of the times (Matthew 16: 3)?”

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