GPM Sees Ockhi's Rain Reaching India's Western Coast

NASA's GPM Core Observatory satellite passed over western India on December 5, 2017 at 0521 UTC. GPM's Microwave Imager (GMI) and Dual-Frequency Precipitation Radar (DPR) instruments showed precipitation from dissipating tropical cyclone OCKHI reaching India's western coast. GPM's radar (DPR Ku band) indicated that rain was falling at a rate of over 101.6 mm (4 inches) per hour in a few storms near India's coast. OCKHI's low level center of circulation, shown with a red tropical cyclone symbol, was located well to the southwest of the storms that were moving onto India's western coast. This 3