Deadly Typhoon Nesat Hits The Philippines

Powerful typhoon Nesat (known locally as Pedring) came ashore in the Philippines on Tuesday September 27, 2011 causing the deaths of at least 33 people. Nesat was classified as a category three typhoon on the Saffir-Simpson scale with winds of 105 knots (~121 mph) before hitting the island of Luzon. The rainfall analysis above is the result of a TRMM-calibrated merged global Multi-satellite Precipitation Analysis (MPA) performed at Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC). These MPA rainfall total estimates were for the period from 24-29 September 2011. This analysis indicates that the highest

Typhoon Nesat Threatens The Philippines

The Philippines have already felt the effects of two typhoons and two tropical storms this year. The TRMM satellite had an excellent early evening view of another typhoon called Nesat on 26 September 2011 at 0856 UTC that is moving toward the Philippines. Typhoon Nesat formed in the Pacific Ocean east of the Philippines 23 September 2011 Nesat is predicted to hit the Philippines within 24 hours as a powerful category two typhoon with wind speeds of about 90 kts (~103.5 mph). The image above shows a rainfall analysis derived from TRMM'S Microwave Imager (TMI) and Precipitation Radar (PR). Those