Extreme Weather News
The GPM core observatory satellite provided information about rainfall associated with the remnants of tropical storm Haikui on November 2017 at 0929 UTC. Earlier this month, typhoon Damrey caused widespread destruction when it hit Vienam on November 4, 2017. Fortunately tropical storm Haikui dissipated over the South China Sea before it reached Vietnam. Rainfall data collected by GPM's Microwave Imager (GMI) and Dual Frequency Precipitation Radar (DPR) instruments revealed that some storms with tropical storm Haikui's remnants contained light to moderate precipitation. A small cluster of storms associated with Haikui's remnants were found by GPM to be dropping rain at a rate of over 23 mm (.9 inches) per hour from the central Vietnam coast into eastern Laos. GPM's DPR found heavier precipitation with showers over southern Vietnam that were not associated with Haikui's remnants. DPR revealed that downpours over southern Vietnam were dropping rain at a rate of greater than 79 mm (3.1 inches) per hour.
- Images and caption by Hal Pierce (SSAI/NASA GSFC)