Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
Caption: Infrared satellite imagery on Oct. 23 at 2:17 a.m. EDT, from the AIRS instrument aboard NASA's Aqua satellite showed bands of strong thunderstorms are east of the center of Sandy's circulation. Those bands of thunderstorms are reaching high into the troposphere where cloud top temperatures are as cold (purple) as -63F.
Credit: NASA JPL, Ed Olsen
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