Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
Caption: NASA's Aqua satellite passed over Sonamu on Jan. 7, 2013, and noticed that the eastern half of the storm was almost devoid of clouds and showers, which is an effect of the dry air intrusion. The bulk of the cloud cover was west of the center.
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