The last publication on Hurricane Sagar was provided at 11 a.m. EDT (1500 UTC) on May19 By that time, Sagar had actually made landfall in Somalia. NASA’s Terra satellite recorded an infrared picture of the storm as it was making landfall.
Sagar’s center lay over land, near 10.3 degrees north latitude and 43.7 degrees east longitude, about 88 miles south-southeast of Djibouti City, Djibouti. Sagar was relocating to the southwest at 8 miles per hour (7 knots/129 kph) and kept optimal continual winds near 57.5 miles per hour (50 knots/926 kph).
At 2: 45 p.m. EDT (1945 UTC) on Might 19, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer or MODIS instrument that flies aboard NASA’s Terra satellite collected infrared information on the land falling storm. Infrared information offers temperature level details. MODIS exposed a couple of extremely effective thunderstorms northwest of the center where cloud leading temperature levels were as cold as minus 80 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 62.2 Celsius). NASA research study has actually revealed that cloud tops with temperature levels that cold were high in the troposphere and have the capability to produce heavy rain.
By May 21, Sagar had actually dissipated over land.
By Rob Gutro
NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center .
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