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News: Texas Thunderstorms

Texas Thunderstorms

CloudSat (CS) overpassed a band of thunderstorms containing heavy rain moving through east Texas on January 9, 2012 at 1945 UTC (1445 CST). Areas in west Texas received heavy snowfall from the same storm system bringing much needed precipitation to Texas. CS profiles reveal the heavier convective regions (taller cloud heights) of the thunderstorms in southern Texas with lighter rain regimes over central Texas (lower cloud top heights). CS also captures the smaller cumulus cells over the Gulf of Mexico.

Radar imagery courtesy of NCAR.
Last updated January 23, 2012 by Natalie D. Tourville