Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
Caption: NASA's TRMM satellite had a good look at Tropical Storm Ernesto on Aug. 7, 11:22 a.m. EDT, less than three hours before it was upgraded to a hurricane by the National Hurricane Center. Light to moderate rainfall is seen in the yellow, green and blue areas, where rain was falling between 20 and 40 millimeters (.78 to 1.57 inches) per hour. Heavy rainfall (falling at 2 inches/50 mm per hour) appears in red.
Credit: SSAI/NASA, Hal Pierce
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