Tropical Storm Raymond Fading Fast

There has been some recent convective activity within tropical storm Raymond but southwesterly wind shear and cooler ocean temperatures are predicted by the National Hurricane Center (NHC) to weaken the tropical storm to a remnant low on Wednesday October 30, 2013. Raymond contained rainfall only in an area northwest of it's center of circulation when the TRMM satellite passed above on October 28, 2013 at 2337 UTC (4:37 PM PDT). Rainfall data from TRMM's Microwave Imager (TMI) and Precipitation Radar (PR) are shown overlaid on a combination visible and infrared image from TRMM's Visible and

Hurricane Raymond's Copious Rainfall Analyzed

Powerful hurricane Raymond, located off Mexico's south-central Pacific coast, has weakened to a tropical storm. It has now started to move slowly away from the location where it has been parked since Monday October 21, 2013. Raymond dropped abundant rainfall in much of the same area already hit by deadly flooding and landslides with Hurricane Manuel last month. The rainfall analysis above was made at Goddard Space Flight Center using TRMM-based, near-real time Multi-satellite Precipitation data (TMPA) collected during the period from October 15 to 23, 2013. Rainfall totals greater than 125mm (

Hurricane Raymond Soaking Mexican Coast

A month ago hurricane Manuel caused caused landslides and extensive flooding along Mexico's Pacific Ocean coast. Recently formed hurricane Raymond is expected to cause heavy rainfall in nearly the same area. The TRMM satellite flew directly above hurricane Raymond on October 21, 2013 at 0111 UTC (October 20 at 6:11 PM PDT). TRMM Precipitation Radar (PR) data from that orbit shows that hurricane Raymond contained towering thunderstorms on the western side of the eye wall that were reaching to heights above 15km (~9.3 miles). TRMM PR also recorded precipitation in Raymonds eye wall that was