NASA analyzes heavy rainfall in Dominican Republic
Rainfall this hurricane season has been 250% higher than average, according to weather statistics. Francisco Holguin of the national weather service, Onamet, says that on average the north coast usually receives 10-12 inches of rain in October and November, while this year the area was affected by 18-25 inches of rain during just 15 days. The continuing rains have made repairs difficult in the area.
The United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is concerned about the heavy rainfall that has fallen over the Dominican Republic recently, especially in mid-November.
As reported on 18 November 2016, NASA has been analyzing the heavy rainfall using satellite data. The slow-moving frontal systems and a tropical wave have caused heavy rainfall, leading to widespread flooding over the northern Dominican Republic.
NASA reported it has used its Integrated Multi-satellite Retrievals for GPM (IMERG) to estimate totals for rainfall that fell over the Dominican Republic from 8-15 November 2016. IMERG data indicates that rainfall totals of more than 230 mm (9 inches) fell over the northeastern Dominican Republic during this period.
Source: DR1, Metrord
Nov 21, 2016
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