UPDATE 4/8/2014: Here's an example of a Dropcam (earlier non-Pro model) timelapse of Asperatus clouds out my home window yesterday. Cool stuff.
ORIGINAL BLOG 4/1/2014:
Oh no they didn't. You may remember my excitement upon reviewing the DropCam (a cloud-recording webcam) earlier this winter. Well, no April Fools, they continue to amaze me, now adding (beta) time-lapse capability to their cloud recording! Via their new automatic YouTube upload (handy!), this is what it looks like:
You can pick 30, 60, 90 or 120 seconds for the time-lapse. Having done a lot of these before with various software tricks, I assumed they meant that the frames would be 30/60/90/120 seconds apart, but what they mean is that the resultant movie will be that long. So for a day's long movie (the one above is 14 hours) things go by fairly quickly, even at 120 seconds (hopefully they'll add some more options for that).
Amazon.com is running a promotion where you get $25 back after purchasing the original DropCam (not the Pro). You could use that to pay for 2.5 months of their 7-day Cloud Recording service.
This track is rarely taken by tropical cyclones in the Atlantic. Actually, never. So what does that mean for forecasts?
I'm bringing the Katrina-related "38below" blog entries back, because I think Carl had some important commentary on the storm.
On August 24, 2005, AccuWeather.com decided to do something unprecedented for a website -- send a news team into the path of the storm. Here are their videos and notes.
There was no Social Media in 2005, but this anniversary I'm live-tweeting Hurricane Katrina events as they went down.
I'm proud to bring to you a set of freshly-drawn, HD television quality maps from Hurricane Katrina, showing wind speeds, storm surge, rainfall and tornadoes.
Hurricane Katrina moved over the Dry Tortugas Weather station, but it left instrumental destruction in its wake.