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Update: Michael (Gulf of Mexico) 2018

NASA-NOAA’s Suomi NPP satellite obtained an infrared view of Hurricane Michael in the Gulf of Mexico on Oct. 10 at 0732 UTC (2:32 a.m. CDT). At the time, Michael was a Category 4 hurricane.

An Outflow Boundary—Not a Jellyfish—Over Africa

The peculiar curved shape of this cloud over Mali is the product of a phenomenon associated with thunderstorms.

Dive Into a 360-View of Hurricane Maria

This 3-D visualization of Hurricane Maria reveals the processes inside the 2017 storm that would fuel its intensification from a category 1 to 5 storm within 24 hours.

Walaka (Central Pacific Ocean)

Walaka formed southwest of the Hawaiian Islands on Saturday, Sept. 29. At 5 p.m. HST on Sunday, Sept. 30, Walaka strengthened to a hurricane.

Trami (South Pacific Ocean) 2018

NASA’s Terra satellite provided an infrared look at Tropical Storm Trami, located just over 100 miles from Guam on Sept. 21.

Update 2: Florence (was Potential Tropical Cyclone 6) 2018

Hurricane Florence is expected to bring heavy wind and rain to large parts of the East Coast in the coming days. The federal government released recommendations for how to prepare and evacuate.

Miriam (Eastern Pacific)

As Tropical Storm Miriam was developing, the GPM or Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM core satellite observed the rainfall happening within the storm.

Updated: Lane - Formerly 14E (Eastern Pacific)

Hurricane Lane is one of the strongest tropical cyclones to move into the Hawaiian Islands.

NASA Captures Monsoon Rains Bringing Flooding to India

NASA provided estimates monsoon rainfall that affected India from Aug. 13 to 20. The above average monsoon rains resulted in severe flooding in parts of India.

NASA's IMERG Estimates Heavy Rainfall Over the Eastern U.S.

NASA added up that rainfall using satellite data and a program called IMERG to provide a look at the amount of rainfall along the eastern U.S.

Hector (Eastern Pacific)

Tropical Storm Hector was forming in the eastern Pacific Ocean southwest of Mexico when the GPM core observatory satellite passed over on July 31.

NASA Analyzes U.S. East Coast Persistent Rains

A stalled weather pattern led to persistent showers and thunderstorms moving up the eastern seaboard during the week of July 22, resulting in significant rainfall amounts and numerous flood warnings.

NASA Goddard’s Science Jamboree Connects Disciplines and Interns

The Goddard Science Jamboree provides an opportunity for interns and senior scientists alike to learn more about the science happening in other disciplines in one room.

India's Deadly Monsoon Rainfall Measured With NASA's IMERG

This year's monsoon has been assessed as average but India's Meteorological Department statistics show that daily mean rainfall for the country has recently been above normal.

Severe Rainfall and Flooding in Japan

After being soaked in just a few days with double the amount of rain that falls in a normal July, parts of Japan are facing their worst flooding disaster in 35 years.

Fabio (Eastern Pacific)

NASA's Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM core observatory satellite flew above Tropical Storm Fabio in the eastern Pacific Ocean as the storm was quickly strengthening into a hurricane.

Help NASA Track and Predict Mosquito-Borne Disease Outbreaks

Picnics, parades and fireworks are the attributes of a grand July Fourth celebration. So are the itch and scratch of mosquito bites.

Emilia (Eastern Pacific Ocean)

NASA infrared data reveals Tropical Storm Emilia is strengthening.

Prapiroon (was 09W -Northwestern Pacific Ocean)

When the Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM core satellite passed over the Northwestern Pacific Ocean, it saw very heavy rainfall occurring in one part of Tropical Storm Prapiroon.

NASA Examines a Powerful Thunderstorm Complex over Oklahoma

When a powerful complex of thunderstorms affected Oklahoma NASA’s Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM core satellite analyzed the power of those storms.

NASA’s IMERG Examines Flooding in Southern Texas From Tropical Disturbance

While Tropical Storm Bud was lashing parts of western Mexico and causing flooding, a tropical disturbance was spinning over the Gulf of Mexico and straddling southeastern Texas.

GPM Satellite Probes Soaking Storms in Southern Texas and the Gulf

Southern Texas and the western Gulf of Mexico is getting a soaking because of a low pressure system.

NASA Measures Heavy U.S. Rainfall From Space

For close to two weeks the combination of a nearly stationary front and tropical moisture caused almost continuous precipitation over much of the Mid-Atlantic.

NASA Scientist to Discuss 'Mapping the Blue Marble: Using Space-Based Observations for Improved Global Water Security and Sustainability' at Library of Congress Lecture

The public is invited to a free talk called 'Mapping the Blue Marble: Using Space-Based Observations for Improved Global Water Security and Sustainability,' with Dr. John Bolten.

NASA's IMERG Shows Devastating Rainfall Over East Africa

Heavy seasonal rainfall has recently caused flooding in Kenya and NASA analyzed and estimated the total rainfall using data from a suite of satellites and gauges.
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