NASA's IMERG Shows Cindy's Extreme Rainfall

Tropical storm Cindy was downgraded to a tropical depression after moving onshore near the Texas and Louisiana Border on Thursday June 22, 2017. Flooding was reported along the the Gulf Coast even before Cindy made landfall. The rainfall around tropical storm Cindy was asymmetrical. The majority of heavy rainfall with the tropical cyclone was located east of Cindy's center in the states along the Gulf Coast from Louisiana through the Florida Panhandle. The tropical depression continued to spread heavy rain and occasionally severe thunderstorms after it came ashore. Severe thunderstorms spawned

GPM Satellite Sees Cindy Drenching Gulf Coast

The GPM core observatory satellite passed above as tropical storm Cindy was approaching the western Louisiana coast on June 22, 2017 at 1:21 AM CDT (0621 UTC). Cindy had maximum sustained winds of about 40 kts (46 mph) at that time. A red tropical storm symbol shows Cindy's approximate location. Rainfall derived from Microwave Imager (GMI) and Dual-Frequency Precipitation Radar (DPR) measurements showed that there was very little rainfall near Cindy's center of circulation but bands of moderate to heavy showers are shown moving into the states along the Gulf Coast. GPM's Radar (DPR Ku Band)