Tropical Storm Fay Inundates Florida
NASA's TRMM spacecraft observed this view of Tropical Storm Fay on August 20, 2008 at 0345Z as it crossed Florida. At this time the storm sustained winds of 45 knots (52 mph) and a pressure reading of 990 millibars. The storm stalled in this location for 24 hours and brought over 24 inches of rain to Eastern Florida. The cloud cover is taken by TRMM's Visible and Infrared Scanner(VIRS) and the GOES spacecraft. The rain structure is taken by TRMM's Tropical Microwave Imager (TMI) and TRMM's Precitation Radar(PR) instruments. TRMM looks underneath of the storm's clouds to reveal the underlying rain structure. Blue represents areas with at least 0.25 inches of rain per hour. Green shows at least 0.5 inches of rain per hour. Yellow is at least 1.0 inches of rain and red is at least 2.0 inches of rain per hour.
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Datasets used in this visualization
TRMMID: 109Collected with PR 2005/10/20
TRMMID: 110Collected with TMI 2005/10/20
TRMMID: 111Collected with VIRS 2005/10/20
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