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First 2015 Tropical Storm Forms In Eastern Pacific

Tropical storm Andres became the first tropical storm of the the 2015 Eastern Pacific hurricane season today at 1500 UTC (9 AM MDT). The GPM core observatory satellite flew over the intensifying tropical cyclone (TD1E) at 1225 UTC ( 6:25 AM MDT). Rainfall data from GPM's Microwave Imager (GMI) and Dual-Frequency Precipitation Radar (Ku Band) instruments are shown overlaid on an enhanced GOES-EAST satellite infrared image received at 1230 UTC (6:30 AM MDT). Rain was found by GMI to be falling at a rate of over 60 mm (2.4 inches) per hour in powerful convective storms near Andres' center. Data

Severe Flooding Hits Central Texas, Oklahoma

A stagnant upper-air pattern that spread numerous storms and heavy rains from central Texas up into Oklahoma has resulted in record flooding for parts of the Lone Star State. One of the hardest hit areas was in Hays County Texas south of Austin where the Blanco River rose rapidly and set a new record crest at over 40 feet, 13 feet above flood stage, following a night of very heavy rain in the area, with over 12 inches reported locally in a short period of time, in an area already wet from previous storms. The combination of high pressure over the southeastern United States and a persistent

Typhoon Dolphin Weakening after Drenching Guam

Typhoon Dolphin battered and drenched the islands of Guam and Rota as it passed over the channel between them last Saturday. Luckily for Guam, Dolphin's most powerful winds occurred after passing to the northwest of Guam. By May 16, 2015 Dolphin had winds estimated at 140 kts (161 mph) making it a category five super typhoon on the Saffir-Simpson hurricane wind scale. The GPM core observatory satellite flew above the weakening typhoon early this morning when winds had dropped to less than 100 kts (115 mph). GPM's Microwave Imager (GMI) found that Dolphin was dropping rain over the open waters

Typhoon Dolphin Brushes Guam

Typhoon Dolphin passed through the Northern Marianas today just to the north of Guam with sustained winds estimated at 95 knots (~109 mph) by the Joint Typhoon Warning Center. The center passed through the Rota Channel less than about 25 iles from the northern tip of Guam, close enough for the southern half of the eye wall to rake the northern part of the island with powerful winds. A wind gust of 106 mph was reported at Andersen Air Force Base located on the northeast corner of Guam. NASA's GPM Core observatory satellite captured this image of Dolphin just as the center was exiting the Rota
3D Views of February Snow Storms from GPM
Download this video in HD formats from NASA Goddard's Scientific Visualization Studio The Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Core Observatory captured a 3-D image of a winter storm on Feb. 17, 2015, that left 6 to 12 inches of snow over much of Kentucky, southwestern West Virginia and northwestern North Carolina. The shades of blue indicate rates of snowfall, with more intense snowfall shown in darker blue. Intense rainfall is shown in red. The imagery shows great variation in precipitation types over the southeastern United States. Download this video in HD formats from NASA Goddard's...