NASA Looks at Rainfall in Developing Tropical Depression Kai-tak

Published on January 10, 2018

The GPM satellite traveled over the Philippine Sea on December 12, 2017 at 7:38 a.m. EST (1238 UTC) and showed that a few of the most intense storms in developing Kai-tak were dropping rain at a rate of greater than 143 mm (5.6 inches) per hour where cloud tops were greater than 16 km (9.92 miles). Credit: NASA/JAXA, Hal Pierce

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