Friday, December 13, 2013

Snow in Cairo for 1st time in 100 years, Huge storm in Jerusalem, snow in summer Down Under (updated)

The Lord is sending some strange weather to us these days. There's snow in the desert, and snow in summer. While supposed weather experts are still clinging to the global warming myth, for the first time in over 100 years, it snowed in Egypt.

"A powerful winter storm left Jerusalem covered in snow on Friday, forcing police to block access to and from the city as a cold snap drove some Israelis to seek treatment from emergency medics. Rare snow also fell in Cairo's suburbs and the port city of Alexandria while a blanket of white covered St. Catherine's Monastery on Mount Sinai. Some media reports say it was Cairo's first recorded snow in 112 years." (source)

This article from the Washington Post explains,

"A powerful, slow-moving storm is producing historic snows in the Middle East – from Jerusalem to parts of Cairo. From all accounts, snow in Cairo is exceptionally rare – although historical records are difficult to attain. ... The Weather Channel notes even rain isn’t all that common in Cairo, which averages less than an inch a year. The storm has generated crippling amounts of snow in Jerusalem, stranding commuters, cutting power in areas, and closing schools and businesses. A foot to a foot and half of snow has fallen across the city. Jerusalem mayor Nir Barkat said the city was facing “a battle against a rare storm, the likes of which we have never seen.

Two Palestinian women play with snow outside Al-Aqsa Mosque. source
in Jerusalem, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)
Vehicles are seen stranded in the snow in Jerusalem
on December 13, 2013. AFP PHOTO/AHMAD GHARABLI Source
On the other side of the earth, another unusual snow occurred as well. Unlike the Cairo snow, where the location of it was unusual, in Australia, it was the timing that was the issue. It is summer Down Under, but it snowed anyway! Australia News reports,

"Snow falling. In Australia. In summer. That is all"
Thredbo resort in new South Wales is now in the very unusual position of desperately needing its snow to melt. Thredbo has a huge mountain bike event this weekend but the course is currently snow-covered. Hopefully, forecast warmer temperatures will take care of things. ... This is just the beginning. The really cold air and the really heavy snow is due later in the day, but snow is already falling today across the high country of New South Wales and Victoria. And yes, it's December 5. The fifth day of summer. Your calendar is not wrong. Today's system is a little stronger than your typical out-of-season wintry blast, and snow accumulations could reach as much as 20 cm by tonight.

Praise the Lord from the earth,
you great sea creatures and all deeps,
fire and hail, snow and mist,
stormy wind fulfilling his word!
Psalm 148:7-8

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Updated: Egypt closes Mediterranean and Red Sea ports
Updated: Four fatalities and Jerusalem still sealed off, but Israel’s worst storm in decades over

Worst storm in decades batters Jerusalem

Huge storm hits Jerusalem: 'likes of which never seen'

11 comments:

  1. WOW!

    Job 37
    5 "God thunders with His voice wondrously, Doing great things which we cannot comprehend. 6 "For to the snow He says, 'Fall on the earth,' ...

    But even better:

    "Come now, and let us reason together," Says the LORD, "Though your sins are as scarlet, They will be as white as snow..." - Isa 1:18

    Purify me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; Wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. - Ps 51:7

    -Carolyn

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    1. Thanks Carolyn, I love it! Thanks so much for the great perspective!

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    2. YW, Elizabeth, I also thought of Ps 147:17b, but in the NIV because of the way it is phrased in that version:

      "Who can withstand his icy blast?"

      -Carolyn

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  2. I wonder if this might be a sign that the "peace plan" might be just another "snow job"?

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  3. Gosh, Elizabeth, I went to watch.org for the headlines and all I could think was, I think God is telling us something. Funny how the visit of Kerry coincided with the snow storm....ya' think?
    I just listened to JMac's sermon on 1Peter titled Hope, Holiness and Honor. It was so awesome. And yesterday the one in Luke titled The True Christmas Spirit.
    Just amazing.
    Maranatha!
    pam

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  4. Hi Jeff and Pam,

    I was thinking of some headlines, like this one, (2 days ago)

    "Jerusalem snow postpones Kerry-Netanyahu meeting"
    http://www.jta.org/2013/12/12/news-opinion/israel-middle-east/jerusalem-of-white-as-snow-postpones-kerry-netanyahu-meeting

    and then this one (1 day ago)

    Kerry meets Netanyahu in snow-covered Jerusalem; follows talks with Abbas
    http://www.timesofisrael.com/kerry-to-meet-netanyahu-follows-meeting-with-abbas/

    Eventually the Land WILL be divided (Joel 3:2). The Lord can't be happy with what is happening in Jerusalem right now. Maybe the snow is a sign of displeasure...

    In any case, the LORD is holy and when they all get there and stand before Him, they will have no excuse, because He has offered them sign after sign, offered his Son, offered the Spirit-inspired bible, all of which points to the fact that He has chosen to put His name on Jerusalem. (1 Kings 14:21) Forget about 'Don't mess with Texas'! Don't mess with JERUSALEM!!

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  5. Just so you know, it's "Global Climate Change," not "Global Warming." Like, this kind of weather is exactly what scientists were worried about. I'm not saying you're wrong or anything, but if you're going to judge on someone at least know what you're judging them for.

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    1. When Global Warming was a #fail, they *had* to change the name. New name, same hoax.

      Did you know that five years ago yesterday… Al Gore Predicted the North Pole Will Be Ice Free in 5 Years?

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  6. Hmm, so last year God blasted the earth with hotter-than-normal summer temperatures and this year He turned on the snow machine early. I wonder what He'll do next year...?

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    1. LOL, hard tellin', not knowin'. :) I'm sure it will be interesting, and I'm sure that though Christians will see them as the signs they are, many will miss them, sadly

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