The weather outside is ‘frightful’ and promises to become even more extreme

December 2015 CLIMATE It’s been anything but a Merry Christmas for the world, as far as Mother Nature is concerned. Nature is on a rampage and nearly everyone is feeling some degree of her wrath: flooding across the UK, torrential rains and flooding across a large swathe of South America, a searing heat-wave in Australia, raging wildfires in Southern California, the worst El Niño pattern seen in 15 years, unseasonably high temperatures throughout much of the US, storms in the US Southeast, a historic blizzard threatening the Texas panhandle, and 11 people dead from an outbreak of tornadoes that ripped through the Dallas area. All of this is indicative of a planet painfully reeling from the frightening fact that geologic and atmospheric change is pushing its climate to new extremes. Climate extremes are just one harbinger or omen of greater cataclysms to come, like one of the ill-fated riders of the apocalypse heralding a message of impending doom. Today, as the year 2015 draws to a dramatic close, we stand on the eve of a crisis marshaling across the horizon that will have profound implications for all life on planet Earth. –TEP
Tornadoes TexasStorms in Texas turn deadly – killing eleven: Severe storms and tornadoes tore through north Texas, killing at least 11 people in the latest incident of deadly weather in the nation. The storms hit Dallas suburbs Saturday evening, with Garland suffering the most casualties, authorities said. Storms battered the metropolis for hours on end. Lt. Pedro Barineau with the Garland Police Department confirmed Sunday morning that eight people died in the storm that ripped through Garland. Barineau said 15 people were hurt and 600 structures were damaged. –CNN
HailstormSevere hailstorm in Arkansas: JONESBORO (KFSM)– Extreme weather battered the Jonesboro, Arkansas area Wednesday (Dec. 23), and that weather is likely to blame for the untimely deaths of dozens of waterfowl. Nash Thomas said he and his friends gathered up 78 feathered victims after a storm producing large hail came through the area. Thomas said in all, they found 68 geese and 10 ducks. The birds were all found within a 25-mile area Jonesboro. Thomas said he and his friends plan to prepare the geese and ducks and give them to the needy. –5 News
Record high temperatures: It was the warmest Christmas Eve on record. Christmas Eve felt more like Memorial Day across much of the eastern United States as temperatures rose between 20 and 35 degrees above average and 5-15 degrees above previous record highs. Records were broken from the Southeast to New England with some areas breaking their previous record high by more than 10 degrees F. Some records were broken from the 1800s. The highs that occurred on Thursday are more typical of late spring and early summer. –Accuweather
Ice StormFoul weather claims more lives in U.S. Midwest: At least 14 people are dead after a weekend of bad weather hammered states like Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas. A blizzard warning is in effect for northwest Oklahoma, with much of the rest of western Oklahoma under an ice storm warning and parts of central Oklahoma under a winter storm warning. In eastern Oklahoma, many counties remain under a flood or flash flood warning. Video and pictures show all the ice in Oklahoma, it’s about an inch thick and caused around a hundred crashes. Texas is being hit with a double whammy of ice and flooding. Rainfall totals for the year are now more than four and a half feet, which tops a 24-year record set at the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. –Fox News 25
Bushfires AustraliaHeat-Wave and bushfires in Australia: Melbourne (AFP) – Residents returned on Sunday to charred homes after a Christmas Day bushfire in southern Australia destroyed more than 100 properties, with firefighters bracing for a new heat-wave forecast in the lead-up to the new year. Temperatures were also set to soar again in the lead-up to the New Year, rising to as high as 38 degree Celsius (100.4 Fahrenheit) in some parts of the state, according to the Bureau of Meteorology. One resident, Tony Maly, recalled his horror as he watched his home and those around it go up in flames on Christmas Day. “It was like the apocalypse,” he told Melbourne’s The Age newspaper late Saturday. “It was something I can’t describe. It was like the world had come to an end. The color of the sun itself was a bright orange.” –Yahoo News
Flooding UKUnprecedented Flooding in UK: Hundreds more people were told to leave their homes in northern England Sunday as Prime Minister David Cameron said more troops would be deployed to protect peoples’ lives and property after weeks of heavy rainfall caused widespread flooding. Cameron said after an emergency Cobra ministerial meeting Sunday that the government would “do whatever is needed” to deal with the crisis. He called the rising waters “unprecedented” and promised a full review of contingency plans in the coming weeks. Police in the York area 200 miles (320 kilometers) north of London advised more than 300 people to leave their homes because of rising river waters. Several hundred had been evacuated the day before in the West Yorkshire and Lancashire regions and officials said thousands had lost power. The number of people affected continues to grow as flooding spreads and impacts cities as well as villages and towns. –ABC News
UK warns of “unknown extremes’ of weather: The UK’s Environment Agency (EA) has put 27 severe flood warnings in place, along with 90 warnings and 84 alerts, as the country continues to experience unprecedented flooding across northern England. The “severe” warning means there is a danger to life. The EA’s deputy chief executive David Rooke said Monday that there needs to be a “complete rethink” of the UK’s flood defenses, with improved warning systems and more resilient homes a necessity among “unknown extremes” of weather. –Mashable
Flooding South AmericaWorst flooding in South America in 50 years: Vast areas in Paraguay, Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil are being hit by the worst flooding in 50 years, forcing the evacuation of more than 150,000 people. Days of heavy rains brought on by the El Nino weather phenomenon have caused three major rivers to swell, and officials report at least six deaths. A state of emergency is in force in Paraguay, the worst hit nation, where 130,000 people have fled their homes. In northern Argentina, some 20,000 people have left their homes. Dry weather is forecast for the Brazil-Uruguay border region in the next few days, but in Paraguay and Argentina water levels are still expected to rise. At least two people have died in the floods, which are mostly affecting the north-eastern provinces of Entre Rios, Corrientes and Chaco. Some 20,000 people have been evacuated in the border city of Concordia, where the Uruguay River is now 14 meters (46 feet) above its normal levels. Local officials said the flooding was the worst in the last five decades. Newly-elected President Mauricio Macri is expected to visit the region later on Sunday. –BBC
CropsLack of snow puts crops in danger worldwide: The extent of snow across the Northern Hemisphere is alarmingly low, especially considering the increased risk of much colder weather come January. North America, Europe and Western Asia have all been consistently 5 to 10 degrees Fahrenheit warmer than average over the past month. Record warmth across the Eastern United States last weekend had residents enjoying weather more typical of late summer. Seasonably mild conditions thus far have led to the lack of vital snow cover across grain and oilseed production regions of the Northern Hemisphere, and widespread snowfall is unlikely through the end of the year.
This leaves winter crops exposed and vulnerable to the elements, and atmospheric indexes are already indicating greater chances for frigid conditions during January and February. At this time last year, snow cover extended into the majority of the winter crop regions of Russia and Ukraine. By Dec. 31, 2014, the Eurasian continent was blanketed in snow from Germany eastward. But right now, almost every winter crop field is without snow in Europe, including Russia and Ukraine, and given the forecast, this is unlikely to change much through the end of the year. The last time Eurasian snow cover was this sparse was 2011, which led to disastrous wheat harvests for Russia and Ukraine in 2012 following a punishing winter and a drought-like spring. –AG Week

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13 Responses to The weather outside is ‘frightful’ and promises to become even more extreme

  1. DJ says:

    Could it be said that judgment upon the earth has been proclaimed.

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  2. Makere says:

    Reblogged this on The Turning Spiral and commented:
    The most extreme El Nino coupled with rapidly increasing extremes of global warming is creating devastation in many parts pf the planet. The juxtaposition of record amounts spent here in New Zealand on Boxing Day sales somehow signals a deeply disturbing lack of awareness or mindfulness.

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  3. Yellow Bird says:

    This is no ‘Act of GOD’… HE is not the author of these global weather disasters…
    Greedy and Powerful Men are responsible, our man-made Age of Industry has in only 250 years utterly ruined Terra’s GOD-Given ability to restore herself.
    And innocent people suffer all around the world…

    oh my heart goes out to the poor people who have lost everything in these floods… all of what little they had… the photo of the Paraguayan Woman speaks volumes-
    i want to wrap my arms around her and cry too… at least i can pray CREATORS Spirit to rest upon her with HIS Comfort & Hope

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    • DJ says:

      Your right, God does not cause the chaos, it is mankind who refuses to believe in their Creator. Everyone was created with free will, to do as they choose, and if that means choosing not to believe in the One and only true God of the universe, than mankind is on his own to fend for himself with no protection from God, and this is when chaos steps in. God will not intervene to keep everything in balance, he will allow chaos to gradually take over as men continue to rebel against the Almighty. But for those of us that believe in Him must pray for each other and the rest of the world that they may come to know the Father and His Son.

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    • Sam says:

      This is being permitted by God to befall us, so that we will become humble, give ourselves over to prayer, and be sorry for our sins, and begin to realize where we are with our Creator, and what we still need to do to get ourselves right! These are warnings to us, and there is nobody who is going to escape the wrath of God! These punishments are only the very beginning of sorrow that is coming, but God must purge this world of the wickedness and hate that pervades it, and we have all had a share in making this world what it is!

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  4. We must all get right with the Lord, we’re in the End of the Age. Pray for all people. Pray for Nations! Pray for leaders and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. We know not what tomorrow brings! James 4:14. Pray Psalms 51. “Whereas you do not know what will happen tomorrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away.” – James 4:14. Pray Psalms 51.

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    • Tom says:

      “Cryin’ won’t help ya, prayin’ won’t do you no good.
      When the levee breaks, momma you got to move. ”
      Led Zeppelin

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      • Katnea says:

        Being a major Led Zeppelin fan myself, I instantly smiled to myself since the lyrics are from one of my favorite Zeppelin songs. But what I really appreciated, (and which left me totally amused) is the ambiguous meaning attached to the lyrics as well. (You do indeed possess an astute mind Tommy boy!) Again I truly ‘Thank-You’ for adding the Zeppelin comment here. (Grin)

        Btw- I also wanted to share a tidbit of historical origin that’s attached to the “When the levee breaks” song as well. I’ve read that this song was actually written about the Great Mississippi Flood of 1927. That flood was the most destructive river flood in the history of the United States! Flooding covered 27,000 square miles and also inundated up to a depth of 30 feet as well. When the river broke the levees in 145 places, more than double the water volume of the Niagara Falls gushed out! The river ultimately ended up 60 miles wide before it was over. The States affected by this massive flood included: Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Tennessee, Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas. = /

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    • DJ says:

      Amen to that, we do definitely need to pray for those who lost much and for those who are lost that they might find the truth in the Lord.

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  5. Jimbob says:

    From, Wiki.

    “The Neolithic Subpluvial, or the Holocene Wet Phase, was an extended period (from about 7500–7000 BCE to about 3500–3000 BCE) of wet and rainy conditions in the climate history of northern Africa. It was both preceded and followed by much drier periods.”

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neolithic_Subpluvial

    Nothing going on today has not happened before. It’s just that climatologists cannot get past themselves, and the processing power of their computers.

    {We are all to blame for climate change. Reduce our pollution and the planet will behave as we see it should. }

    Maybe,……….. or maybe the planet Earth will simply carry on doing what it has always done.

    Climate change is not new. It’s just new to humans.

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  6. The weatherman says:

    The predicted heatwave in Australia failed to make a record. Up for grabs was the most 40C or over in a row for December but the Friday let us down with the official max 39C. This was using terrestrial sites established just a decade or so ago at airports and therefore invalid historically speaking. Only the original sites can be used for records. The satellite measurements showed the 4 days in question well below 40C and the Friday 35C……not 39C.
    The real question is what significance such a record would have had, after all it was just another invented mark, a media stunt more than anything because real records are the highest max ever for instance not various versions of it over certain days or months. There are records invented for everything these days, highest temp for a certain day of the year is a classic example as if the Climate has a calendar. When will the first record for an hour of a day be announced or a minute?

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