TRMM Views Deadly Storm

TRMM image of Keila

Tropical storm Kelia caused the reported deaths of at least 11 people when it came ashore in Oman on Thursday 3 November 2011. TRMM's Microwave Imager (TMI) had a good early morning view of Keila on 3 November 2011 at 0254 UTC. The TMI rainfall analysis from these data was overlaid on a sunlit visible and infrared image from TRMM's Visible and InfraRed Scanner (VIRS). This rainfall analysis shows a large band of moderate to heavy rainfall wrapping around the eastern side of the storm and drenching coastal Oman.