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Friday: Danny Strengthens but Likely to Weaken Soon; Kilo Slow to Organize but Could Threaten Hawaii next Week

   Posted by Levi at 9:16pm on August 21, 2015




  • Alex says:

    Did you get a new mic? Sounds a 1000 times better!

    • Levi says:

      That depends on when you last watched one of my videos. I’ve had this mic for a year and a half, but thanks for the compliment!

  • Rick Billings says:

    Thanks for the video update, Levi. What would the steering flow be for Danny if his remnants reached the southern Bahamas? Thanks.

    • Levi says:

      Hi Rick. Given Danny is 6-7 days away from that area, details are vague. Right now it appears a trough will be waiting to turn anything to the north, but nothing is certain a week out.

  • Brian Osburn says:

    Wonderful briefing today, Levi.

    I noticed the 8-9 day possibility! 🙂

    Everything you said about the storm I noticed a few hours ago looking at the same loop provided by

    The 1st thing I saw was those high clouds shooting up towards the NE in front of Danny. “Ooooo. There’s that rough road.” It was gratifying to see that you mentioned it right away.

    Danny RI’d today…and did travel more northward. The model tracks will have to take that into account and quite likely…we’ll see the track you suggested actually happen! That would be spectacular if it did.

    Rick asks a question that requires “more of your neck!” 🙂

    I have no idea how anyone can judge what a vast region’s diversified weather patterns will be 10 days out. If you don’t go for it tomorrow, I do not blame you.

  • GardenStateWeather says:

    Excellent as always Levi…Off Topic Question from earlier What Mic Are you actually using no.. Im using wireless sony …but would like a better sound….
    your input is appreciated and as always thanks so much for the finest tropical work seen or heard in years sir!

    Thanks Again
    The Garden

    • Levi says:

      Hi Garden,

      I haven’t put a lot of effort into audio. I have a Sennheiser PC 323D G4ME headset. Sennheiser headsets are excellent quality. I’ve been quiet happy with it.

  • Brian Osburn says:

    Back in 2010, I suggested that a sea-born group of hurricane hunters track these storms in real time. Using a vast array of nautical vessels, a lot of science can be conducted…as well as compelling 24-hour live broadcasts from the diverse crews undertaking the adventure.

    Here is my system design in a nutshell:

    Vessels: (1) WWII era diesel sub & (1) Large supply / support ship & (1) Equipment recovery ship

    Mission: Beginning in late July, the two vessels would station themselves off the coast of Africa, ready to chase any strong tropical wave that enters the Atlantic. Let’s use Danny as a theoretical storm to chase.

    The sub would position itself underneath the low pressure. The support vessel (SV) would position itself to the west, running ahead.
    As the (SV) moved westward, it would drop a number of buoys along the projected track. One set of buoys would record weather data. The other set of buoys would receive video and audio streams from the sub, which would then be packaged and beamed up to a satellite for worldwide broadcast.

    The sub would do incredible science and record video underneath the strengthening storm. Possibilities include shots of circulating eye walls, towing small craft inside the inner eye wall to provide scale to wave heights and wind conditions.

    The equipment recovery vessel brings up the rear, beaming up its own audio/video packages…and recovering all scientific / AV buoys, etc. used in the hunt. Technicians on board would maintenance the recovered equipment so it could be reused on another mission.

    If something like that were available to view and experience on my laptop, I would have been glued to it all day today, tomorrow…and through the weekend. Who wouldn’t want to see Danny’s eye-wall rotating, or giant waves lifting small craft up in the wind-swept atmosphere?

    I still maintain that a system design and mission as I have described several times since 2010 is easily doable. All it will take are some human bad asses (and there are plenty of those…) with a bankroll of about 50 million dollars.

  • Brian Osburn says:

    I have one suggestion for you, Levi.

    I see that you are uploading your videos to YouTube.

    YouTube has recently added an option to where you can provide your own thumbnail for your videos.

    To give your most excellent video briefings a more professional appearance in “pre-play” mode (where it shows the thumbnail,) create a jpg image that acts as a “billboard with visual impact.”

    I do this for my end-of-season GOES East Hurricane Sector Animations and other “special” projects that I am proud of producing.

    • Levi says:

      It’s a good idea. I usually just leave a screenshot from the video on there, but it does turn out ugly at times.

  • Lorna says:

    Waiting for todays tidbits, 8/22/15 Look forward to them everyday. Thanks

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