Images: Hurricane Ophelia swamps Carolinas

Images: Hurricane Ophelia swamps Carolinas

Summary: The eye of Hurricane Ophelia is meandering off the coast of North Carolina dumping inches of rain.

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  • TRMM

    The Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) shows the rainfall from Ophelia on Sept. 11, when it was rated as a tropical storm. The blue columns indicate areas that were hit by more than a quarter-inch of rain per hour, green indicates more than a half-inch per hour, yellow more than an inch per hour and red more than two inches per hour.

  • The rain gets more intense as the storm approaches land. As in the image on the preceding page, the blue columns indicate areas that were hit by more than a quarter-inch of rain per hour, green indicates more than a half-inch per hour, yellow more than an inch per hour and red more than two inches per hour.

  • Two storms

    Ophelia (left) has been brewing off the coast of Florida since Sept. 7, 3:30 p.m. EST. Florida has already been hit by six hurricanes in the past 13 months. To the right is Hurricane Nate, which is winding down.

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