Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
Caption: NASA AIRS data of Cyclone Narelle on Jan. 9 at 1811 UTC showed that the largest area of powerful thunderstorms (purple) were around the center, north and northwest of the center of circulation, an indication of where the heaviest rain was falling.
Credit: NASA JPL, Ed Olsen
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