Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
Caption: NASA's TRMM satellite passed over System 98S on Jan. 7 at 4:01 a.m. EST/US hours before it intensified into Tropical Storm Narelle. TRMM saw two bands of strong thunderstorms west and northwest of the center where heavy rainfall (red) was occurring.
Credit: NASA/SSAI, Hal Pierce
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