More prophetic weather as the world disrespects Israel?

Since some of the world’s top leader’s — primarily President Obama and Sec. of State John Kerry — have been disrespecting Israel’s Prime Minister and favoring Iran to procure a nuclear “deal,” here’s what’s been happening in and around our nation’s capital …

NYC braces for coldest day in two decades

The Big Apple will be more like the Big Icebox this weekend.

An arctic cold front packing dangerous winds of up to 60 mph could make it feel like it’s 20 below zero by Sunday — the coldest wind-chill factor since 1993’s “Storm of the Century,” forecasters warned.

“You better snuggle up,” AccuWeather meteorologist Tom Kines said, noting the arctic blast will blow through after another snowstorm slams the already hard-hit Northeast this weekend.

The blizzard to the north will skirt the city Saturday into early Sunday but could leave up to 3 inches of snow on the ground in the metro area.

Saturday’s high will be about 35 with a low of 17, but by Sunday morning conditions will be downright dangerous.

The thermometer will plummet to 6 degrees or lower.

“When the winds pick up Saturday night, that’s the signal” the front is crashing through, Kines said.

The wind will build as the thermometer drops, which means brave souls venturing outdoors Sunday morning should dress for the North Pole — with plenty of layers and no skin exposed.

“Sometimes we forget about our ears and our nose,” Kines said, urging people to bundle up outside.

But some New Yorkers said they would ride out the frigid temperatures indoors, and ward off the chill with some hot food or a bottle of booze….

The wind will continue into Monday, making temperatures again feel as low as minus-20 and blowing with enough force to bring down tree branches and power lines, AccuWeather warned.

Forecasters said the wind chills could be colder than in March 1993, when the so-called Storm of the Century, or ’93 Superstorm, swept across the East Coast from Alabama to Canada, killing more than 300 people before it headed out to sea.

READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE @: http://nypost.com/2015/02/14/city-braces-for-coldest-day-in-two-decades/

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Heat, Flood or Icy Cold, Extreme Weather Rages Worldwide

Menahem Kahana/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

Snow blanketed Jerusalem on Thursday, an example of weather extremes that are growing more frequent and intense. More Photos »

WORCESTER, England — Britons may remember 2012 as the year the weather spun off its rails in a chaotic concoction of drought, deluge and flooding, but the unpredictability of it all turns out to have been all too predictable: Around the world, extreme has become the new commonplace.

Especially lately. China is enduring its coldest winter in nearly 30 years. Brazil is in the grip of a dreadful heat spell. Eastern Russia is so freezing — minus 50 degrees Fahrenheit, and counting — that the traffic lights recently stopped working in the city of Yakutsk.

Bush fires are raging across Australia, fueled by a record-shattering heat wave. Pakistan was inundated by unexpected flooding in September. A vicious storm bringing rain, snow and floods just struck the Middle East. And in the United States, scientists confirmed this week what people could have figured out simply by going outside: last year was the hottest since records began.

“Each year we have extreme weather, but it’s unusual to have so many extreme events around the world at once,” said Omar Baddour, chief of the data management applications division at the World Meteorological Organization, in Geneva. “The heat wave in Australia; the flooding in the U.K., and most recently the flooding and extensive snowstorm in the Middle East — it’s already a big year in terms of extreme weather calamity.”

Such events are increasing in intensity as well as frequency, Mr. Baddour said, a sign that climate change is not just about rising temperatures, but also about intense, unpleasant, anomalous weather of all kinds.

Here in Britain, people are used to thinking of rain as the wallpaper on life’s computer screen — an omnipresent, almost comforting background presence. But even the hardiest citizen was rattled by the near-biblical fierceness of the rains that bucketed down, and the floods that followed, three different times in 2012.

Rescuers plucked people by boat from their swamped homes in St. Asaph, North Wales. Whole areas of the country were cut off when roads and train tracks were inundated at Christmas. In Mevagissey, Cornwall, a pub owner closed his business for good after it flooded 11 times in two months.

It was no anomaly: the floods of 2012 followed the floods of 2007 and also the floods of 2009, which all told have resulted in nearly $6.5 billion in insurance payouts. The Met Office, Britain’s weather service, declared 2012 the wettest year in England, and the second-wettest in Britain as a whole, since records began more than 100 years ago. Four of the five wettest years in the last century have come in the past decade (the fifth was in 1954)….

ENTIRE ARTICLE @ http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/11/science/earth/extreme-weather-grows-in-frequency-and-intensity-around-world.html?pagewanted=all/&_r=0

 

Excerpts from Eye To Eye: Facing the Consequences of Dividing Israel by William Koenig …

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 The Lord God foretold,

“I will gather all nations … I will put them on trial
for what they did to my inheritance, my people Israel,
because they scattered my people among the nations
    and divided up my land.”

(Joel 3:2, NIV)

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