GPM Finds Heavy Rain In Short Lived Tropical Cyclone Hilda

Tropical cyclone HILDA formed very close to Australia's northwestern coast on December 27, 2017 at 1800 UTC and dissipated quickly as it crossed over land. The GPM core observatory satellite had a good view of the short lived tropical cyclone on December 27, 2017 at 2031 UTC. A red tropical storm symbol shows HILDA's approximate location when GPM passed above. The center of GPM's coverage was mainly east of HILDA's center of circulation. The intensity of rainfall in a large intense band of storms wrapping around the northeastern side of the tropical cyclone was measured by the satellite's

Hurricane Hilda Weakening, Heads Toward Hawaii

Three days ago Hilda was a category four hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale with winds of 120 kts (138 mph). Hilda has been weakening and had winds of about 80 kts (92 mph) when the GPM core observatory satellite passed above on August 11, 2015 at 0411 UTC (August 10, 2015 at 6:11 PM HST). Rainfall data from GPM's Microwave Imager (GMI) instrument is shown overlaid on a 0400 UTC August 11, 2015 GOES-WEST Infrared image. GPM's GMI revealed that storms north of hurricane Hilda's eye were dropping rain at a rate of over 53.6 mm (2.2 inches) per hour. Hilda's future positions