A three-dimensional view of Hurricane Willa
Today’s Video of the Day from EurekAlert features a simulated 3-D view of Hurricane Willa that was produced at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center.
When the core satellite of the Global Precipitation Measurement mission (GPM) passed over the powerful storm, the forecasters could see a well-defined eye containing intense rain, falling at a rate of over 6.3 inches per hour in some areas.
On October 22, the National Hurricane Center reported that the storm “will become a potentially catastrophic category 5 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson hurricane wind scale and is expected to produce life-threatening storm surge, wind, and rainfall over portions of west-central and southwestern Mexico.”
Video Credit: EurekAlert