TRMM TMI Quick Look Images, subsetted at Dartmouth from global mosaics prepared by Chris Kidd, NASA-Goddard Space Flight Center
Flooding was due in part to a stalled southern Gulf of Mexico tropical disturbance (#11) along the Atlantic coastline which caused weeks of torrential rains up to approximately October 4. TRMM TMI data show heavy precipitation along the southern Mexican Atlantic coast and that of Central America on the following dates: 9/10-9/11; 9/14; 9/17-9/20; 9/27-9/29; and 10/2-10/6.
In these images:
Rainfall and snowfall: yellow and white areas (yellowish white is highest intensity precipitation)
Oceans: light blue (low water vapour) to dark blue (high water vapour)
More information: http://trmm.gsfc.nasa.gov/data/quicklook/