NASA time-lapse shows progression of record rainfall over South Carolina

GPM is the Global Precipitation Measurement mission core satellite, managed by both NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency

(Courtesy of NASA)

(NASA) – NASA created a time-lapse satellite image of record rainfall over the Carolinas from September 26 through October 5.

The data was recorded by NASA/JAXA’s GPM satellite. The highest rainfall totals captured by the satellite rose to 39.3 inches over a small area of South Carolina, and were measured between 27.5 and 37.4 inches over a larger area of South Carolina.

The analysis, created at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, indicated that Hurricane Joaquin also dropped more than 27.5 inches on a large part of the south and central Bahamas. Hurricane Joaquin weakened Monday from a category four hurricane and moved northeast toward Bermuda.

The South Carolina Department of Transportation noted hundreds of roads remained closed Monday across South Carolina and the National Weather Service posted continued flash flood warnings for portions of Charleston, Berkeley and Dorchester counties.

GPM is the Global Precipitation Measurement mission core satellite, managed by both NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency.

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