Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
Caption: NASA's TRMM satellite saw tropical storm Ernesto on Aug. 9, 2012, at 0656 UTC (2:36 a.m. EDT) after it moved from the Yucatan Peninsula into the Gulf of Mexico. Powerful convective thunderstorms were dropping rain at a rate greater than 50mm per hour (~2 inches) north of the storm's center.
Credit: NASA/SSAI, Hal Pierce
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