GPM Video of Jose (video) NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Share Print E-Mail Loading video... Caption On Sept. 13 at 10:35 a.m. EDT the GPM core observatory satellite found that even though Jose was affected by strong northwesterly shear, it contained very powerful convective storms. Intense downpours within these storms were falling at a rate of over 8.9 inches (227 mm) per hour. Those cloud tops were reaching altitudes greater than 10.85 miles (175 km). Credit Credits: NASA/JAXA, Hal Pierce Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.