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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
Caption: The TRMM satellite captured rainfall rates from Tropical Storm Hector on Aug. 14, 2012 1:28 a.m. EDT. TRMM data showed that Hector had a small area of moderate to heavy rainfall around the center of circulation. Heavy rainfall appears in red, falling at 2 inches/50 mm per hour. Light to moderate rainfall is depicted in blue and green (falling at a rate between .78 to 1.57 inches (20 to 40 mm) per hour.
Credit: Credit: SSAI/NASA, Hal Pierce
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