Deadly Hurricane Otto Strikes Nicaragua and Costa rica

Hurricane Otto hit the southern coast of Nicaragua on November 24, 2016 at about 1800 UTC (1 PM EST). Otto had winds of about 95 kts (109 mph). The hurricane crossed into Nicaragua just north of the town of San Juan de Nicaragua that is located at 10.9 degrees North latitude. This makes Otto the southernmost land falling hurricane in Central America on record. Otto dropped flooding rainfall as is weakened and moved through northwestern Coast Rica. Otto was still a well organized tropical storm when it moved into the Eastern Pacific early on November 25, 2016. Otto's maximum sustained winds had

TRMM Sees Tropical Depression Two

Tropical depression two that formed on Monday June 17, 2013 was observed by the TRMM satellite on June 18, 2013 at 0034 UTC (8:34 PM EDT). TRMM's Microwave Imager (TMI) and Precipitation Radar (PR) data showed that rainfall around TD02 was mainly light to moderate with TRMM PR finding that the heaviest rainfall of slightly over 69 mm/hr (2.7 inches) was located in Nicaragua.