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NASA’s GPM Catches Line of Strong Storms Responsible for Tornadoes in Eastern U.S.

April 17, 2018 3:20 pm Categorised in:

The GPM core satellite captured an image of the advancing line of storms on April 16 at 00:17 UTC (8:17 pm EDT, April 15). GPM showed a narrow leading line of thunderstorms producing heavy rain rates (orange and red areas), followed by a much broader area of light to moderate rain (blue and lighter green areas). A 3-D perspective of the storms from GPM data revealed areas of higher cloud tops over central (up to 10.8 km) and southern Virginia where thunderstorms were active. Credit: NASA/JAXA, Hal Pierce