Hurricane Sandy Raining Over Atlantic Coast

TRMM radar image of Sandy

Hurricane Sandy, located east of the Carolina's, has maintained minimal hurricane strength while following it's forecast track toward the northeast. The National Hurricane Center (NHC) predicts that Sandy will make a turn toward the Mid-Atlantic coast tomorrow. As a post-tropical low Sandy is then predicted to produce extremely heavy rainfall and dangerously high winds over a large area of the North-East after landfall.

TRMM image of Sandy

The TRMM satellite collected data when it flew over hurricane Sandy again today at 1456 UTC (10:56 AM EDT). An analysis of rainfall from TRMM's Microwave Imager (TMI) and Precipitation Radar (PR) is shown here. This TRMM orbit shows that rainfall from Sandy was hitting the coastlines of Maryland, Virginia and North Carolina.