Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
Caption: A TRMM satellite 3-D view of rainfall on Aug. 28 showed a few very powerful thunderstorms near Isaac's eye were reaching heights of almost 10.6 miles. Intense bands of rain around Isaac were occasionally dropping rain at a rate of over 70 mm/hour (~2.75 inches).
Credit: SSAI/NASA, Hal Pierce
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