TRMM Sees Two Pacific Tropical Cyclones

Tropical Storm Lekima Tropical Storm Francisco The TRMM satellite flew above the centers of two tropical cyclones in the western Pacific Ocean early this morning. The first orbit saw super typhoon LEKIMA at 0745 UTC and with the next orbit tropical storm FRANCISCO came into view at 0919 UTC. Lekima was located southeast of tropical storm Francisco over the open waters of the Pacific. Precipitation data from TRMM's Microwave Imager (TMI) and Precipitation Radar (PR) instuments are shown overlaid on infrared images from TRMM's Visible and InfraRed Scanner (VIRS). These rainfall analyses show the