Have U.S. Weather Patterns Changed Permanently? This Week Record High Temps Scorch The Southwest

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120 Degrees - Public DomainThis week we are going to see “life threatening” heat all across the southwest United States.  In southern California, temperatures will top triple digits in many areas on Monday, and the forecast is for the mercury to reach an astounding 121 degrees in Palm Springs.  Further inland, it is being projected that Phoenix and Las Vegas could both experience their highest temperatures ever early this week.  Summer is just beginning and we are literally seeing things take place that we have never seen happen before.  Just a few weeks ago, I wrote an article about how the weather seems to be going crazy all over America.  Is this just a temporary phenomenon or have weather patterns in the United States changed permanently?


Most people know that the hottest place in America is Death Valley, California.  The record high for Death Valley during the month of June is 129 degrees, and it is being reported that even that record could fall this week

The highest temperature on record in the United States during the month of June is 129 F in Death Valley, California, on June 30, 2013.

“That record could be in jeopardy this weekend or early this week,” AccuWeather Meteorologist Ryan Adamson said.

On Sunday there were already news reports of people dying from this life-threatening heat, and so if you live in the southwest you are going to need to take some very important precautions during this heatwave.  The following are some tips that come from the L.A. County Public Health Department

— Learn the warning signs of heat-related illnesses

— Stay out of direct sunlight

— Stay hydrated

— Reduce physical activity

— Identify a cool location, such as a mall, library, theater or designated cooling center

— Use cool compresses, misting and baths to lower body temperatures

— Wear lightweight, loose-fitting clothing

— Use sunscreen

— Check on pets, friends, family and neighbors who may be especially, sensitive to excessive heat.

Yes, things always get hot in the summer, especially in places like Phoenix.  But what we are witnessing right now is truly unusual, and this heatwave in June follows the hottest May ever recorded

This past May was the warmest May month in a 137-year period, breaking global temperature records, according to a report published Thursday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

The new data shows that May was the thirtieth consecutive month to have soaring global temperatures across land and sea surfaces. This is the longest and hottest streak since temperature record-keeping began in 1880, according to NOAA.

Right now, 2016 is on pace to be the hottest year on record.

So are these changes permanent?

It is hard to say, and there are people on both sides of the debate that will angrily argue these issues for hours.

But what we do know is that weather patterns have been changing all throughout human history, and they always will be changing.

And all it would take would be one major event to radically change weather patterns once again.  For example, a major volcanic eruption on the west coast that pumps massive amounts of dust and ash into the air could dramatically cool global temperatures.  If that happens, we could very rapidly be finding ourselves talking about record cold temperatures all across the United States.

But for now we are dealing with record heat, and with record heat comes very dangerous wildfires

And along with the heat are coming some damaging wildfires in southern California, New Mexico, and Arizona covering tens of thousands of acres of land and displacing hundreds of families. Firefighters are working to contain the blazes, though the continued heat wave through the weekend could complicate things.

In particular, there is a very dangerous wildfire not too far from Santa Barbara, California that tripled in size from Thursday into Friday…

A blistering heat wave in Southern California this weekend along with strong winds could further fan a wildfire that has sent swirling flames close to ranches and triggered mandatory evacuations, officials said on Friday.

The so-called Sherpa Fire feeding on chaparral and grass about 20 miles (32 km) northwest of the affluent city of Santa Barbara tripled in size from 1,200 acres (486 hectares) on Thursday night to more than 4,000 acres (1,619 hectares) early on Friday, fire officials said.

If you follow my writing closely, you already know that last year was the worst year for wildfires in all of U.S. history.

And according to the National Interagency Fire Center, so far we are more than a million acres ahead of the pace that was set last year.

Someone that warned about all of this in advance was author John Paul Jackson.  He warned that record high temperatures would accompany crippling drought all across the southern portion of the country.  You can see a video clip in which he issues this warning right here.

So are we seeing record high temperatures hit the southwest right now?

Yes, that certainly is the case.

And drought is starting to spread all across the southern portion of the nation as well.  The following is the latest map from the U.S. Drought Monitor…

U.S. Drought Monitor - June 2016

In my controversial new book, I also warn that a “perfect storm” is coming.  Weather patterns are going to continue to change, unprecedented natural disasters are going to hit this nation, and our planet is going to shake in frightening and unpredictable ways.

The Bible tells us that the period of time just before the return of Jesus Christ will be the most tumultuous time in all of human history.  Unfortunately, most people really don’t understand what that is going to mean for them and their families.

We are entering a period of time when life is going to seem like it is one big Hollywood disaster movie after another.  There will be great earthquakes, tremendous volcanic eruptions, nightmarish terror attacks, devastating pandemics and crippling economic disruptions.

The days of “normal life” in America are coming to an end.  The years ahead are going to be incredibly challenging, and things are going to be radically different from what we have grown accustomed to.

Hopefully, you have already been preparing for what is coming.

If not, you have a lot of work to do, and not a lot of time to do it.

*About the author: Michael Snyder is the founder and publisher of End Of The American Dream. Michael’s controversial new book about Bible prophecy entitled “The Rapture Verdict” is available in paperback and for the Kindle on Amazon.com.*

  • Tim

    Here in South Carolina it has been unusually hot with temperatures near 100 several days last week. But it’s beautiful today. It’s in the low 80s with low humidity.

    • tkr

      In AZ 100 would be a big relief for normal people. It’s so hot right now. I’m trying to follow a Christian dress code since earlier this yr but my muscles turned to fat and it’s like whale blubber. horrible

      • tkr

        A Christian dress code is pants for men but shirt optional (at least depending on who’s there/situation). However gonad hormones for a man are the equivalent of refrigerant in an air conditioner and so sometimes it’s impossible or near impossible to wear pants all the time. If I tried to it would probably shorten my lifespan because the heat is so harsh. It’s also hard to sleep if I wore anything/much.
        Maybe eunuchs are like under a different set of expectations because we’re usually like called out in the Bible. Even my own family looks and acts like a different sub-species to me.

  • Brian

    I just don’t know how much more evidence needs 2 be presented before people get the the hint that we’re on the verge of Biblical destruction and chaos!

  • James Dohnalek

    I think with wild fires and increased lava flow and highly reduced ozone (which filters out UVA, UVB, and short waves we will see temperatures in 135 to 145.
    Michael I wanted to post here on your site a major concern for skin conditions for dog and cats. They do not have sweat glands, so their skin is subject to drying out, cracking, flaking, causing itching, can develope sores which can become infected. Here is what I recommend:
    Bathe with a moisturing soap – maybe no allergenic
    After using soap, use a moisturing conditioner.
    Internal approach to keeping skin healthy, supplement dog food
    with a 3-6-9 fish oil ( using a gel capsule, cut and squeeze oil
    over the dogs food. If using dry dog food, add water and let set
    If pet itches in areas, apply NatureWell, extra virgin, coconut oil
    Moisturing cream to the area and rub it in, doing both sides.
    Bathe your pet more often, do not use hot water, or a blow dryer.
    Total cost for items cost around $60.00. Well worth to spare your
    Pet all day and all night itching plus save on a $300.00 vet bill
    With antibiotics and steroid creams included, which in the long
    run may cause more harm and more problems sand more vet
    Visits and medications.
    Keep water bowls full add ice for cooling pet down. Keep pets in
    doors. Walk pets early in the morning, not when heat is

    • ethan

      Dogs and cats not having sweat glands is similar to what it’s like for eunuchs. Without hormone replacement a man will get menopause sweats like underarms but normal sweating from the heat is a lot more ineffective for certain parts of the body.
      Also their lips, hands and other areas do not make oil.

  • carson

    during the birth pangs yes many changes to the bad for the world but the birth pangs are before the abomination of desolation, when the abomination of desolation takes place THEN comes GREAT tribulation (matthew 24:15-21) such as the world has never seen.

    Anyway can study what’s contained within it and see why it’s termed-‘desolation’.

  • MaxRockatansky33

    California is a cinder-dry toast. El Nino is now turning into La Nina- that means drought not only for West but also for South and Great Plains. Only north and east of US will avoid droughts.

    • Jim Davis

      How much of that is due to overpopulation and the illegal mestizo invasion of the southwest? That many people were never meant to live in a desert!

      • MaxRockatansky33

        It is about exploitation of deep-water. Used to produce many veg and fruit and to make cities like Las Vegas shining. Sorry but 2 million city in the middle of the desert is a mad max scenario to happen.

  • horse777res

    This country has abandoned GOD, and now GOD has abandoned America. We haven’t seen anything yet! There will be HELL on earth.

  • watchmannonthewall

    I think the questions each must answer are the following: “Is the heat occurring as the result of man’s impact on the environment or is God actually beginning to prepare the earth for the fire He said will purge it from its defilement at the return of His Son? Are they mutually exclusive possibilities?”

    My opinion is that we are entering, as mentioned below by another, the “Time of Sorrows”. Mankind, and specifically the West where people used to believe in and honor God, has chosen to defy Him, again! Thankfully He will initially respond with restraint so some have opportunity to consider the temperal aspect of our lives on earth in a body of flesh. Others will simply become more and more defiant. The heat will continue to increase, as well as other disasters, the altar judgments, seals 2, 3, and 4 in Revelation 6.

    God uses nature, the nature many worship, against them! We do understand many worship nature and God is using the object they worship against them. Is there past precedence for this biblical position?

    He used the gods of Egypt against them as He destroyed belief in each one, showing none had any authority, one after the other. Have you noticed He is destroying everything our society has worshipped, all our gods? Religion, politics, economics, business, education, leadership, nature, children, security, money, etc.

    Everything that can be shaken, will be shaken! Whatever has been, will be. There is nothing new under the sun!
    Welcome to God’s preparations for the greater exodus! If you are His, you were made for such a time as this!

    • William Lutz

      In my opinion, all this excessive heat is caused by both man & God.

      I do believe climate change is real and part of it is caused by human activity. It’s not our breathing or basic human actions that are causing this; it’s the massively industrial amounts of emissions released by mass vehicles, factories, and energy companies. Not only are we creating carbon dioxide, we are recklessly generating pollution that is not necessary.

      Now I suspect that this is God’s way of punishing us for not being good to the environment. God commands us to be great stewards to the planet.

      • watchmannonthewall

        I agree with you that both are likely, but would like to propose tht the “human activity” aspect of climate change might be different that what one may think. Please consider the following:
        1. Scripture records that the heart of man was only evil continually when the foundations of the deep were broken up and the Deluge occurred. Did the wickedness of man actually have a causal role in the convulsions of the earth?

        2. The actions of those in Sodom and Gomorrah were wicked also and fire and brimstone was rained on the city. This appears to be a reference to some type of natural disaster from asteroids hitting the area. (Gen. 19:24)

        3. Isaiah (24:4-6 ) records, “The earth mourns and withers [from heat?], the world fades and wihers, the exalted of the people of the earth fade away. The earth is also polluted by its inhabitants, for they transgressed Laws [Stong’s #8451- Torah], violated statutes , broke the everlasting covenant. Therefore a curse devours the earth, and those who live in it are held guilty. Therefore the inhabitants of the earth are BURNED, and few men are left.”

        It appears once again the earth actually responds to the wickedness of the men on it. Maybe the Indians had a portion of the truth in that the earth does have a spirit, but at Creation God tied it to the either the righteousness or wickedness of mankind living on it!

        4. Paul wrote, “For the anxious longing of the creation waits eagerly for the revealing of the sons of God. For the creation was subjected to futility, not of its own will, but because of Him who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will also be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the sones of God. (Romans 8:19-21)

        The earth, as part of the creation, is anxiously awaiting the revealing of the sons of God to escape its slavery to corruption. Is this slavery due to the wickedness of mankind upon it? It escapes this when the sons of God, those who walk in His righteousness, are revealed.

        5. “And the seventh angel sounded [seventh trumpet]; And there arose loud voices in heaven saying…”We give thee thanks, Oh Lord God, the Almighty, who art and wast, because thou hast taken Thy great power and hast begun to reign. And the nations were enraged, and Thy wrath has come, and the time came for the dead [in Christ] to be judged, and the time to give their reward to Thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and to those who fear Thy name, and the small and great, AND TO DESTROY THOSE WHO WHO DESTROY THE EARTH. (Rev. 11:15-18)

        The obvious question, after all we have looked at, is, “Is God’s wrath being poured out on those who strip mined the earth and ruined the environment, or is it being poured out on those with the same quality of character people had at the time of Noah and Lot, which led to vast destruction of portions of the earth as it convulsed beneath them in response to their wickedness? I think we should obey God to stave off the destruction!

        • William Lutz

          Well obeying God includes being a friend to the Earth.

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  • Bob Kozinski

    Couldn’t agree more, rhese are signs. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see that ever increasing difficult weather situations, are becoming common. What’s sad, so many are such wimps, and won’t “go there”.

  • White Knight

    The earth’s climate fluctuates over time, in a generally cyclical pattern. So has it changed permanently? I guess I’d say no.
    Note that I do not intend to downplay the significance that the changing weather holds when the times we live in are taken into consideration.

  • jamesgwolfe

    I have seen 120 degrees in Phoenix and palm Springs decades ago. The weather is totally controlled by the sun and it cycles constantly. It always has millions of years before man and it always will millions of years after man.

    • Mondobeyondo

      Yes, but those were occasional and very rare events. Within the last 20 years, Phoenix has hit 120 degrees or higher at least 4 times. It’s scary to think about, but 30 years from now, 120 degrees may be more or less normal.

    • northk

      122 in Phoenix.

  • SafetyViking

    90’s on the Gulf Coast. And I have a pool. Bring it.

  • Taking care of business!

    With chemtrails and HAARP, why shouldn’t the weather pattern have changed? Yet another human-addition to the end times.

  • Jim Davis

    Nonsense. Climate is cyclical. in 2005 I had three hurricanes cross my house outside of Orlando. They said this was the start of a more active, more deadly tropics due to “global warming” since re-named climate change. But since then, we’ve had no tropical storms of note. They were wrong. That didn’t stop the crooked insurance companies from jacking up all of our homeowner’s insurance premiums EVERY YEAR though. Another wonderful legacy of El Jeb Bush’s reign as governor of Florida. Thank God Trump trounced him!

  • Mondobeyondo

    It was 118 degrees in Phoenix yesterday. The heat came very early and very hot this year. These are temperatures much more typical for us in late June and July. Instead, it was 115 degrees on June 4.

    Something weird is going on, for sure…

    • GoldenGirl

      The next two weeks are going to be brutal. Hopefully, the monsoon hits with its usual arrival around the Fourth. Ugh. Time to move to the Rim.

    • emc

      It hurt going out in the sun in phx! Actually I might not need to dress like other Christians to get to heaven because eunuchs seem to be mentioned separately in the Bible so maybe we have a separate dress code. It would be very hard to anyway. I know its just not me because I found a historical thing where 4 of them fainted from the heat.

  • DJohn1

    I think it all can be resolved by simply having the correct numbers.
    What is the current mix for carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and how does it compare to say 1950?
    What does the ionosphere compare with 1950?
    What is the current output of the Sun compared with 1950.
    Any year over 75 years ago would do equally well.
    Where were the glaciers on the land in the northern hemisphere in 1950 compared with today? Say on the Greenland or Russian front?
    That might give you an over all picture of what is going on.
    An important consideration is the tilt of the Earth in its orbit around the Sun. Historically it has been 23 degrees. It is currently 23?
    Or has it changed.
    There is an enormous amount of water stored as ice and snow at the poles. Enough so that the current sea level might change drastically up or down depending on whether or not it is melting or freezing.
    The number 60 feet comes to mind. So any land at sea level might be flooded drastically. All of Florida is basically at sea level. So is New Orleans.
    I understand that the opposition to everything I say here is big money interests. Republicans are all about representing big money.
    They have some very good points.
    There was a TV show on HBO about a news network. They let it slip deliberately that something big was occurring with our atmosphere.
    In the fiction of the show, that was okay. In reality, not so much.
    But if the fiction was reality, this guy with all kinds of masters degrees behind him, a brilliant man, was saying the atmosphere will not be breathable in 5 years time. Nothing we might do might change that.
    Scientists for a long time communicate drastic and strange ideas in fiction. So to me that was a heads up that something may be drastically changing the atmosphere making it less oxygen and more carbon dioxide.
    I can think of a number of circumstances that may make that happen.
    Take the change elements out and we just may stop breathing somewhere soon.
    Things like rain forests. Things like the plant mix in the ocean that keeps oxygen levels high.
    We need to drastically increase the number of oxygen converting plants on our world. We need to make disturbing the balance an international crime.
    Make corporations obey that law.
    Places like India and China have to bring their pollution of the atmosphere under control and fast.
    We are no different. We have to burn something other than coal to generate electricity and we need to make it something clean not nuclear.
    Our cars are a major problem burning gasoline.
    When 40,000 cars go to and from work every day in a suburban community, yes, there is a problem.
    Multiply that world wide and it becomes a major problem.
    We live on a planetary spaceship. The balance has enormous leeway in it or we would not still be breathing here. IF and WHEN it goes beyond a critical point, the entire planet dies.

  • Evan Wise

    This is scary, I’ve lived in SoCal my whole life (35 years) and I have never seen a heatwave like this in the month of June. Usually we don’t get heat like this until late August and into September.. this is going to be a brutal summer

  • rmc9

    “…the heat is occurring” because we are “going to hell on God”…He just wants to give of a little taste of our future “eternity”…see how we like it!

  • JayCee087

    The intense heat could be the result of that huge methane leak in SoCal a few months back, as methane is, IIRC, 50x more insulatory than carbon dioxide, so maybe SoCal is having a deadly greenhouse effect.

  • winrob

    It is unfortunate that much of these discussions is based on actually believing the Fedgov weather data. Do some research and you will see that NOAA has been “correcting” data from the past to make current data back up Obozo’s wacky climate change hoax. Archived scientific data show that the Dust Bowl years are still the hottest ever for the US. First rule for our times: Never believe ANYTHING the Fedgov says without real proof!

  • jack

    I live in Missouri and all June we have had 95 plus temps.

    Usually we are in the low to mid 80’s this time of year and only get the really hot temps and high heat indexes for a couple of weeks in August.

    Yet the local weather people are NOT even mentioning this fact when they report the weather. I just feel like something is not right with it. Especially since they are ignoring this fact.

  • Rhialto the Marvellous

    This site has really gone downhill lately – updating only once a week or so.

  • Obama’s USSA

    Pathetic reading material, and boring stupidy.

  • Undecider

    Weather, absent of technological tinkering, is the result of solar and cosmic activity. So no, the weather has not changed permanently. But it does permanently change.

    • darkhorse

      but there is so very much tinkering…