VIDEO SERIES: Tropical Tidbits Educates, Informs People About Hurricanes
By Alan Zlotorzynski, Space Coast Daily // August 25, 2016
meteorology graduate at FSU
ABOVE VIDEO: Levi Cowan gives the lowdown on the three tropical systems currently occupying the Atlantic. Levi creates videos and blogs pertaining to tropical cyclones, primarily hurricanes in the Atlantic Ocean. Posts occasionally concern other, non-tropical weather events around the world. Levi is currently working on his masters degree in tropical meteorology at Florida State University
BREVARD COUNTY , FLORIDA –Welcome to part two of my coverage about the top hurricanes sites on the web.
If you read part one about HurricaneTrack.com then you know why this series is being written but if you look in the Atlantic as we speak, then you see it is almost a necessity.
The next site that will tickle the feathers of the hurricane enthusiasts is Levi Cownan’s TropicalTidbits.com.
Levi and his site are unique in that he is an educator of hurricanes. Levi is rarely wrong and he loves to hear himself talk. While that may be annoying to most people, (it is to me) the funny thing is, I love hearing Levi talk and you will too.
He keeps you glued to his videos with his monotone but clear and precise voice. Levi uses the terminology and explains it, all of it. He’s like Ferris Bueller’s teacher (Ben Stein) except you want to hear him tell you more.
Cowan’s forecast are as accurate as any the National Hurricane Center produces. Levi makes sure you understand all of the where, what’s and why’s of tropical systems.
Levi is an educated man when it comes to meteorology, very educated. He has been tracking tropical cyclones closely since 2002, and is currently a graduate meteorology student at Florida State University. Levi lists his curriculum vitae for the world to see and it is an impressive one.
I highly recommend you slip away and check out his credentials.
Levi isn’t as active on social media as some of the hurricane sites but he has over 6,800 followers on Twitter. You can also find Tropical Tidbits on Facebook but the meat and potatoes of Levi’s work come from his videos he produces and posts on his site and You Tube.
Cowan’s videos almost never receive a negative comment. This comment comes from a fisherman that only follows Tropical Tidbits. “So far, spot on. You really have an eye for the details affecting TS development. Thanks.”
“This storm (Invest 99) won’t have enough time to become more than a flood risk but the extreme build up of heat in the Atlantic this year means that every wave coming off of Africa from now on bears close watching. More heat is stored up now that the same date in 2005.”
To steal a line from the start of every Tropical Tidbit video, the views expressed in these articles are mine and mine alone but I assure you the information in them will be helpful.
Look out into the Atlantic, it’s hard to imagine but there are three storms out there at the moment.
Florida hasn’t had a land-falling hurricane since 2005 when Hurricane Wilma struck. That is the longest recorded stretch of no land-falling system in the sunshine state.
It’s only a matter of time until our luck runs out and it only takes one hurricane to have a bad season.
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