NASA satellites mapped powerful Storm Desmond which caused wide spread floods and damage over North West England.
In addition to destructive winds measured at 81 mph (70 knots) “Desmond” dropped record rainfall in northwest England over the weekend of December 5 and 6.
The rainfall was calculated and mapped at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland using data from satellites.
Desmond’s unusually heavy rainfall resulted in wide spread damaging floods.
Data from NASA’s satellites estimated rainfall from November 30 to December 7.
This analysis found that some rainfall near the Irish Sea measured over 392 mm (15.4 inches) during this period. As much as 304 mm (12 inches) of rain were reported to have fallen in only 24 hours.