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Torrential Rains Deluge Central and S. America

Posted by feww on December 8, 2010

Heavy Rains in Central and South America

Heavy rains, flooding and landslides across Central and South America have killed hundreds of people in Venezuela, Colombia, and Costa Rica and injured thousands more.

Map showing total rainfall amounts between November 25 and  December 1, 2010. The heaviest rainfall (dark blue) is more than 400 mm (~ 16 inches); the lightest rainfall (light green) is less  than 50 millimeters (~ 2 inches). Floods in Colombia have killed about 250 people, destroyed nearly 2,000 homes, damaged another 260,000 homes, and affected up to 2 million people by December 4, 2010.”Source: NASA E-O.

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TS MATTHEW: The Rain Machine

Posted by feww on September 26, 2010

Matthew to dump about 10 inches of rain

Matthew had inundated vasts parts of Central America by midday Sunday

MATTHEW – Visible/IR Satellite Image


Tropical Storm MATTHEW – Visible/IR Satellite Image. Source: CIMSS. Click image to enlarge.


A woman washes clothes as she stands in flood waters near the Ulua River in the El Progreso neighborhood of Cortes, Honduras, Saturday Sept. 25, 2010. Tropical Storm Matthew caused flooding and thousands to evacuate. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix). Image may be subject to copyright.

Infrared Image of Tropical Storm MATTHEW Taken by NASA AIRS


Aqua satellite’s AIRS instrument generated infrared imagery of Matthew on Sept. 24 at 07:05 UTC (3:05 a.m. EDT). The coldest cloud top temperatures (colder than -63 Fahrenheit) appeared around the center of Matthew’s circulation already giving the appearance of an eye. Source: NASA


TRMM data from Sept. 24 at 0159 UTC showed moderate to heavy rainfall (red) southwest of Matthew’s center of circulation. The approximate center of circulation is shown by a red tropical storm symbol. Source: NASA

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