Two NASA satellites,  Terra and the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) , gathered data as
a Super Typhoon
passed over Bopha on Dec. 2nd, gathering valuable data for forecasters. Since then, Bopha’s maximum sustained winds fluctuated up and down from its previous high of 155 mph and today, Dec. 3rd, the storm reached its strongest point – a Category 5 typhoon on the Saffir-Simpson scale, with sustained winds of 161 mph. Warnings are up for the Philippines as Bopha approaches.

Terra captured a visible image of Bopha showing the extent of the storm and revealing the eye of the storm while TRMM captured rainfall rates, identified areas of heavy rainfall, and measured cloud heights.

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