NASA Observed the Once-Hurricane Aletta Intensify, Now Weakening Quickly

June 11, 2018 2:31 pm Categorised in:

On June 7, 2018 at 8:38 p.m. EDT (June 8, 2018 at 0038 UTC). GPM’s Microwave Imager (GMI) and Dual Frequency Precipitation Radar (DPR) instruments showed that hurricane Aletta contained powerful storms that were producing heavy precipitation. Very strong convective storms were producing heavy rainfall in Aletta’s eye wall while the most extreme downpours were shown in a large feeder band wrapping around the eastern side of the hurricane. GPM’s radar (DPR Ku Band) data indicated that precipitation in that area was coming down at a rate of over 142 mm (5.6 inches) per hour. Credit: NASA/JAXA, Hal Pierce