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This Is Why Those That Live In California Need To Brace Themselves For “The Big One”

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Scientists have been warning for decades that “the Big One” is coming.  Will those warnings soon be proven true?  Since late December, the state of California has been absolutely pummeled by an endless series of “atmospheric rivers” that have dumped an unprecedented amount of moisture on the state.  In fact, there is one mountain in California that has actually received more than 100 inches of rain over the past several months.  It has been a relentless barrage, and now it has been capped off by an extremely powerful storm that is being compared to a hurricane.

For example, Bloomberg is reporting that the “bomb cyclone” that just hit the state produced “hurricane-force gusts”…

A historic storm that rattled San Francisco with hurricane-force gusts is winding down, leaving behind the threat of flooded streets and highways across the Bay Area.

Unfortunately, that is no exaggeration at all.  It is being reported some areas recorded wind gusts that were close to 100 mph

Powerful winds continued to whip the San Francisco Bay Area as the rain subsided Tuesday afternoon. Multiple gusts over 90 mph were recorded.

PG&E said its gauge on Mount Umunhum recorded a 97 mph wind gust, and another at San Francisco International Airport measured 74 mph. Mines Road in the interior East Bay was knocked by a 93 mph wind.

One climate scientist that was interviewed about the storm also used the word “hurricane” to describe what we just witnessed…

“This was a violent, sudden windstorm,” said Daniel Swain, a climate scientist at the University of California at Los Angeles. “We’re seeing impacts probably that are similar to a strong tropical storm or a weak hurricane.”

But hurricanes are not supposed to be a problem that the west coast ever has to worry about.

So this storm was definitely very unusual.

A meteorologist that ventured out during the chaos actually “found himself in the eye of the storm”

Meteorologist Drew Tuma of ABC7 tweeted that he witnessed the winds drop ‘from 60mph to dead calm in an instant’ after he found himself in the eye of the storm.

A normal rainstorm does not have an “eye”.

But this one did.

And it is being reported that a tornado actually touched down “near downtown Los Angeles”

I can’t remember ever seeing something like that before in southern California.

This isn’t normal.

But California has been hammered by such extreme weather in recent months that it is truly difficult to define what “normal” is for the state anymore.

Overall, the state has been hit by a total of 12 “atmospheric rivers” since late December

But the storms kept coming. California is now facing its 12th significant atmospheric river since the parade of strong storms began in late December.

“This is an unusually high number of storms this winter in California,” said Daniel Swain, climate scientist at the University of California at Los Angeles. “No matter how you slice it, no matter how you make these formal definitions, this is unusually many.”

So what does all of this extreme weather have to do with “the Big One”?

Well, scientists have known for more than a decade that there can be a link between extreme weather events and major earthquakes.  The following comes from NBC News

Monsoons, hurricanes and other extreme weather events may trigger earthquakes when faults are ready to rumble.

The new research presented this week at the American Geophysical Union’s annual meeting in San Francisco does not suggest that all earthquakes are caused by storms or that all storms cause quakes. But by identifying some of the many conditions that put stress on faults, the new work may help scientists better forecast future tremors.

Experts hope to develop more accurate ways to warn the public before massive devastation ensues.

Over the next several months, so much snow is going to be melting all over the state.

All of that water has to go somewhere, and it is going to exert pressure wherever it ends up.

And as I reported back in January, John Paul Jackson warned that “a storm of incredible force” would hit California before “the Big One” finally arrives…

“There is a an earthquake that has been predicted to devastate California. Meaning skyscrapers are going to fall that the shape of the United States will change after that earthquake. That won’t happen until after there’s a storm – a major storm is going to come to California. It’s either a hurricane of incredible force, or it is a storm of incredible force. But a great, great hurricane or incredible force is going to come to California, and the earthquake that destroys it will not happen until after that takes place. So there’s a way of saying, okay, I have time, but that doesn’t mean it won’t be an earthquake tomorrow 7.5 you know, or next week or two weeks from now of some some magnitude. I’m talking about the one that changes the shape of California where you don’t want to live in California, anywhere in California, when that happens or perhaps even most of the west coast. Where an inland ocean is formed and Baja becomes an island and the mouth of the inland ocean forms between between San Diego and Los Angeles. That is not going happen before that that storm comes. That is a sign that God is giving to the people- don’t worry about that big one. Because this sign will happen first.”

For a long time, I wondered what such a storm would look like, because hurricanes are not a west coast problem.

But now we know.

The state of California has been hammered by 12 “atmospheric rivers” in less than 3 months, and this series of storms has just been capped off by a storm that was so powerful that scientists are using the word “hurricane” to describe it.

We don’t know exactly when it will happen, but I would highly recommend that those living on the west coast brace themselves for major seismic activity.

I hope that we still have more time, but the Bible tells us that earthquakes are one of the signs of the last days, and without a doubt we are living in those times.

I am not writing any of this to scare you.

I am writing this to warn you, because you are not likely to hear this anywhere else.

Article posted with permission from Michael Snyder

Michael Snyder

Michael T. Snyder is a graduate of the University of Florida law school and he worked as an attorney in the heart of Washington D.C. for a number of years. Today, Michael is best known for his work as the publisher of The Economic Collapse Blog. Michael and his wife, Meranda, believe that a great awakening is coming and are working hard to help bring renewal to America. Michael is also the author of the book The Beginning Of The End
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