Tropical Storm Rick Examined By GPM

Tropical storm Rick is the latest tropical cyclone to form in the 2015 Eastern Pacific Ocean hurricane season which has spawned a record number of dangerous hurricanes. Tropical storm Rick was moving over the eastern Pacific Ocean well off the Mexican coast when the GPM core Observatory satellite flew over on November 19, 2015 at 1956 UTC. Data captured by GPM's Microwave Imager (GMI) and Dual-Frequency Precipitation Radar (DPR) show that tropical storm Rick had a couple areas near the center of circulation that were dropping rain at a rate of over 41.6 mm (1.6 inches) per hour. GPM's radar