Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
Caption: NASA's TRMM satellite flew over the developing tropical depression 18 on Oct. 21 at 8:40 p.m. EDT and noticed a hot towering thunderstorm over 9.3 miles (15 kilometers) high and an area of heavy rainfall (red).
Credit: Credit: NASA/SSAI, Hal Pierce
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