Video: NASA’s GPM Sees Hurricane Lane Threatening Hawaiian Islands With Heavy Rainfall

by NASA/JAXA, Hal Pierce

On Aug. 22 at 1:48 a.m. EDT (0548 UTC) the Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM core satellite passed over Hurricane Lane when it was a Category 5 hurricane in the Central Pacific Ocean. GPM found very heavy rain occurring in powerful storms located in Lane’s well defined eye wall. Moderate to heavy rainfall was also covering a large area extending outward from the eye.