Tropical Storm Neoguri Soaks Southern Japan

Once powerful typhoon Neoguri is dropping copious rainfall as it passes over southern Japan as a tropical storm. Heavy rainfall from Neoguri fell on land that was already soaked earlier this month by a slow moving seasonal frontal system. Flooding and mudslides from Neoguri have caused the deaths of three people in Japan this week. The TRMM Multi-Satellite Precipitation Analysis (TMPA), produced at Goddard Space Flight Center, combines the rainfall estimates generated by TRMM and other satellites (3B42). The analysis above shows a near-real time Multi-satellite Precipitation Analysis (TMPA)

Neoguri A Little Weaker

TRMM satellite had another good view of typhoon NEOGURI on July 8, 2014 at 0545 UTC. With wind speeds of 110 kts (about 127 mph) NEOGURI had weakened to a strong category three typhoon. A rainfall analysis from TRMM's Microwave Imager (TMI) and Precipitation Radar (PR) is shown overlaid on a MTSAT Visible/Infrared image from 0600 UTC. Rainfall was measured by TRMM PR falling at a rate of over 117 mm (about 4.6 inches) per hour in a rain band affecting Okinawa. A simulated 3-D view (from the east) shows NEOGURI's rainfall structure at the time of this TRMM satellite pass. Powerful thunderstorms