Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
Caption: On June 11, NASA's TRMM satellite found rain falling at a rate of over 74.4 mm/2.9 inches per hour in a strong feeder band east of Cristina's eye. Another area of thunderstorms west of Puerto Vallarta had heavy rain and thunderstorm tops reaching heights of about 16.5km (about 10.2 miles).
Credit: Image Credit: NASA/SSAI, Hal Pierce
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