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TRMM Image of 1E

Caption: TRMM's Precipitation Radar (PR) data were used to show a 3-D view of System 92E's rainfall structure on May 21. A few strong thunderstorms were found to reach altitudes of 16.5 km (about 10.2 miles). These tall thunderstorms are often a sign that a tropical cyclone is forming or strengthening.

Credit: Image Credit: SSAI/NASA/Harold Pierce

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