Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
Caption: The TRMM satellite captured heavy rainfall (red) around Julia's center on Sept. 12 at 1822 UTC (2:22 p.m. EDT) about 9 hours before she reached tropical storm status. Rain in the red areas was falling at more than 2 inches per hour.
Credit: NASA/SSAI, Hal Pierce
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