Myanmar has seen more than 3 feet of rain in past week, with deadly floods


Myanmar and Bangladesh continue to see staggering amounts of rainfall as a tropical low pressure system that formed in the Bay of Bengal spins overhead, seemingly intent on taking up permanent residence in the area. A specialized NASA satellite detected rainfall rates of nearly 6 inches per hour when it passed overhead on July 30

The Global Precipitation Measurement Mission scanned the storm to produce a 3D view, finding that some of the storm tops were nearly 10 miles up, or about 50,000 feet high. At that time, the storm was known as Tropical Storm Komen, but that storm has since dissipated into a tropical low Read more…

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