Tropical Cyclone Nora's Flooding Rains Measured With IMERG

Tropical Cyclone NORA produced heavy rainfall when it came ashore in northwestern Queensland on March 24, 2018 (GMT). NORA's peak intensity of 95 kts (109 mph) was reached when the tropical cyclone was located in the central northern Gulf Of Carpentaria. Winds had decreased slightly to 90 kts (104 mph) by landfall. The Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) reported that NORA produced over 110 mm (4.3 inches) of rain in 24 hours. Flooding, landslides, lost electrical power, and structural damage were also a companion of the tropical cyclone's arrival. After landfall NORA weakened but the

GPM Flies Over Intensifying Tropical Cyclone Nora

Intensifying tropical cyclone NORA has been moving southeastward into the Gulf of Carpentaria since it formed in the Arafura Sea north-northeast of Darwin,Australia. The Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) issued it's first warning for Tropical cyclone NORA on March 22, 2018 at 0900Z. After that NORA's winds increased to over 65 kts (75 mph). That means that today NORA became the equivalent of a category one hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson hurricane wind scale. The GPM core observatory satellite scanned tropical cyclone NORAas it passed above on March 22, 2018 at 1847 UTC. GPM's Microwave