GPM Flyby of Owen

December 3, 2018 8:15 pm Categorised in:

On December 2, 2018 at 9:50 a.m. EST (1450 UTC) the GPM core satellite showed that tropical cyclone Owen was producing heavy downpours. GPM’s GMI indicated that heaviest rainfall was occurring near the low level center of circulation and in feeder bands that were wrapping around Owen’s eastern side. A few powerful storms there were reaching heights above 15 km (9.3km). GMI showed that storms in that area were dropping rain at a rate of over 53 mm (2.1 inches) per hour. Credit: NASA/JAXA, Hal Pierce