Storm Kenanga

Updated: 12/21/2018 3:19:04 AM
The Southern Indian Ocean is seeing double. Tropical Cyclone Kenanga was one of two storms at Category 2 hurricane strength in the Southern Indian Ocean on Dec. 20. Kenanga was sporting an eye on visible imagery from NASA-NOAA’s Suomi NPP satellite, and so was Tropical Cyclone Cilida, located west of Kenanga.
On Dec. 20, 2018 the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) instrument aboard NASA-NOAA’s Suomi NPP satellite showed a powerful thunderstorms circling Kenanga’s eye.
Source: DORRIS
Updated: 12/20/2018 2:24:09 AM
NASA found very cold cloud top temperatures within the Southern Indian Ocean's Tropical Cyclone Kenanga that indicate powerful thunderstorms reaching high into the troposphere. Those storms were generating very heavy rainfall as confirmed by the Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM core satellite.
Source: DORRIS

Published Sunday, December 16, 2018

Tropical cyclone Kenanga (06S) is located approximately 1097 NM east of Diego Garcia and tracked southwestward at 7 knots over the past six hours.
Source: DORRIS