NASA IMERG Data Measures Hurricane Sandra's Rainfall
Data from NASA's Integrated Multi-satellitE Retrievals for GPM (IMERG) were used to estimate the amount of rainfall that hurricane Sandra produced during the period from November 23-29, 2015. Sandra remained well off the Mexican coast during the most dangerous period from November 25-27, 2015 when Sandra was a powerful hurricane with sustained winds of up to 130 kts (150 mph). This analysis shows that much of Sandra's rainfall occurred over the open waters of the Eastern Pacific. This analysis indicates that moisture flowing from hurricane Sandra also caused heavy rainfall totals of over 700 mm (28 inches) in an area northeast of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
Sandra's approximate path and locations at 0000Z and 1200Z are shown (white) overlaid on this IMERG rainfall analysis.