Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
Caption: Powerful thunderstorms around Sanba's eye wall on Sept. 16, 2012, 0349 UTC were revealed to be about 12km (~7.5 miles) high. However, the tallest thunderstorm towers, reaching to 14km (~8.7 miles), were found by TRMM PR in an intense rain band shown circulating south of Sanba's center as it passed over Okinawa.
Credit: NASA/SSAI, Hal Pierce
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