After some scary moments, downed trees, power lines and a lot of destruction especially on the island of Hawaii (my home -I grew up in Hilo)… here is something “light” to help lift your spirits. Our thoughts are with all of those that are still without power, those that need to rebuild and those that are still working hard to clear the roads of trees and debris… #ISELLE
HURRICANE ISELLE SONG
Michael McCartney, host of Maui’s “The Time Machine” radio show interviewed Big Island musician Chris Kua who composed the “Hurricane Iselle Song” yesterday before the storm hit Hawaii. Chris put together a music video for Facebook with his daughters that ended up getting a number of shares in a short period of time. Meanwhile, Michael featured the song every hour during the severe weather coverage to brighten up the spirits of Hawaii’s residents and visitors stranded in the islands due to Iselle. Chris discussed to the radio audience why he composed the song and shared it online. The song is below and you can find the podcast by clicking HERE.
SATELLITE IMAGERY & MODELS
NASA’s TRMM Satellite found storms in Iselle’s eye wall reaching from 13km (8 miles) high and very heavy rain falling at a rate of almost 182 mm (about 7.2 inches) per hour in Iselle’s eye wall. Credit: SSAI/NASA, Hal Pierce
NASA’s satellite loop of ISELLE & JULIO approaching from the East Pacific and crossing all the way over into the Central Pacific.
This image was posted by both Hawaii News Now and the Huffpost Hawaii in their coverage of Iselle WITHOUT noticing that something pretty cool could be seen in the clouds…
About an hour later, Keanu Kama was the first to post it on Facebook – his grandmother noticed the clouds looked like a woman wearing a lei po’o – credit where credit is due! Wow, good eyes! People have been sharing it like crazy ever since.
Click HERE for proof that it isn’t photoshopped. I screen shot the image above at the 20:30 mark on the satellite loop.
One of my favorite models of surface winds. Here’s a screenshot but the model is really awesome to watch in motion.
Click HERE for the model loop.
Marc Seibert captioned this one on Facebook “Isle of Hawaii – 1, Iselle – 0″
Click HERE to see the video.
Smithsonian Magazine wrote an interesting article discussing what happens when a hurricane meets a volcano.
Click HERE for the article.
If you’ve seen or read any interesting ISELLE related images or articles – post in the comments below and I’ll add it to my blog.