GPM Flyby of Willa

October 22, 2018 6:07 pm Categorised in:

GPM passed above Willa on October 21, 2018 at 3:51 p.m. EDT (1951 UTC). The location of precipitation in Willa’s well defined eye wall was made evident by GPM’s radar (DPR Ku Band). DPR indicated that a few powerful convective storms within Willa were dropping rain at a rate of over 6.3 inches (160 mm) per hour. GPM’s radar shows that a few powerful storms in the eye of the hurricane were reaching heights above 8.7 miles (14.0 km). Click to see 3-D flyby animation. Credit: NASA/JAXA, Hal Pierce