The lowest barometric pressure ever recorded in the United States was in the last 24 hours. The storm which now stretches up into Canada and in an arc that reaches to Atlanta, Georgia and points south, resembles more a stretched out Hurricane more than any other single thing. The weatherman on CNN says that "If this thing were over water it would be a Category 3 hurricane."
I would say some kind of tipping point has been reached.
As an intuitive when I look forward through time it is not rain nor drought nor snow that is the single most severe problem, it is wind above 100 mph on a regular basis most places that are flat without mountains. We're not there just yet, but it is slowly coming in fits and spurts worldwide. This is just the beginning. And there is no end in sight to these progressively increasing changes worldwide at this point.