Tropical Storm Erika
March 29, 2013
The MODIS instrument onboard NASA's Aqua spacecraft captured this birds-eye view of Tropical Storm Erika as the storm struck northern Mexico with gusty winds and heavy rains. Erika was moving towards the west at 18 mph with sustained winds of 70 mph. At the time this image was taken, rainfall amounts of up to six inches were being reported across northern Mexico and southern Texas. Credit: Image courtesy Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC.
Topics: Weather, Environment, Disaster Accident, Tropical Storm Erika, Atlantic hurricane season, Atlantic ocean, Hurricane Erika, Meteorology, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Mexico