Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
Caption: The AIRS instrument onboard NASA's Aqua satellite captured an infrared image that showed cloud top temperatures in the severe frontal system over Texas and western Oklahoma on March 19 at 0853 UTC (4:53 a.m. EST). The strongest thunderstorms, heaviest rainfall and coldest cloud top temperatures (colder than -63F/-52.7C) appear in purple. The system continued to move east today.
Credit: Credit: NASA/JPL, Ed Olsen
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