Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
Caption: On April 9, NASA's TRMM saw powerful storms in Ita's eye wall reached heights of over 14 km/8.7 miles. The tallest thunderstorm towers reached heights of over 16 km/9.9 miles high in a feeder band well to the northeast of Ita's eye.
Credit: NASA/SSAI, Hal Pierce
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