Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
Caption: Infrared satellite imagery from NASA's Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) instrument on May 23 at 0405 UTC (12:05 a.m. EDT) shows that Sanvu's feeder bands are mostly on the eastern side of the center of circulation and have become more tightly wrapped around the center. Those thunderstorms within the feeder bands have also strengthened. The strongest storms appear in purple and have a cloud top temperature colder than -63F (-52C).
Credit: NASA/JPL, Ed Olsen
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