22 Jul '11, 9pm

Rainfall from Typhoon Ma-on [image] #NASA

Rainfall from Typhoon Ma-on [image] #NASA

Ma-on formed over the western Pacific Ocean in early July, traveled west then north, and made a U-turn along the shore of Japan. En route to Japan, the storm strengthened into a Category 4 typhoon, and dropped heavy precipitation. This color-coded image shows rainfall amounts from July 14 to 21, 2011. The lightest rainfall amounts (less than 50 millimeters or about 2 inches) appear in pale green. The heaviest amounts (more than 300 millimeters or about 12 inches) appear in dark blue. The heaviest rainfall occurs over the Pacific Ocean south of Japan, including an area immediately off the coast. Superimposed on the rainfall amounts is a storm track for Ma-on. Darker shades of orange indicate greater storm strength. Dates on the storm track indicate Ma-on’s location as of midnight UTC on each date. Ma-on peaked late in the day on July 15, and weakened considerably on July 21...

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Typhoon Ma-on [image] #NASA

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Hurricane Dora [image] #NASA

Hurricane Dora [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 22 Jul '11, 3pm

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earthobservatory.nasa.gov 23 Jul '11, 10pm

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earthobservatory.nasa.gov 22 Jul '11, 9pm

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Dust Plumes over the Red Sea [image] #NASA

Dust Plumes over the Red Sea [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 21 Jul '11, 7pm

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Hurricane Dora [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 20 Jul '11, 9pm

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