New Precipitation Satellite Sees 2014′s 1st Atlantic Hurricane

July 9, 2014

[ Read the Article: First Atlantic Hurricane Seen By NASA-JAXA’s New Precipitation Satellite ]

The Global Precipitation Measurement mission’s Core Observatory flew over Hurricane Arthur five times between July 1 and July 6, 2014. Arthur is the first tropical cyclone of the 2014 Atlantic Hurricane season. It formed as a tropical storm on Tuesday, July 1 and reached maximum intensity as a Category 2 hurricane on July 4, disrupting some coastal U.S. Independence Day celebrations.

Credit: NASA

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