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NASA sees Himalayan snow from Cyclone Hudhud's remnants

NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

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IMAGE: NASA's Aqua satellite passed over the Himalayan Mountains, the MODIS instrument captured this image of snow on the ground on Oct. 16 at 0705 UTC (3:50 a.m. EDT).... view more

Credit: NASA Goddard MODIS Rapid Response Team

Question: When does a Tropical Cyclone drop snowfall?

Answer: When it makes landfall in India and the moisture moves over the Himalayas as Cyclone Hudhud has done. When NASA's Aqua satellite passed over the Himalayan Mountains, the MODIS instrument captured this image of snow on the ground on Oct. 16 at 0705 UTC (3:50 a.m. EDT). Cyclone Hudhud made landfall in eastern India and moved over the Himalayas dropping snowfall in Nepal and southwestern China.

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Rob Gutro

NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center

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