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TRMM Sees Rainfall Rates in Cristina

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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 Hurricane Cristina's eye.Another area of thunderstorms west of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico had heavy rain and cloud tops reaching heights of about 16.5km (about 10.2 miles).

Credit: Image Credit: NASA/SSAI, Hal Pierce

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