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Satellite image shows massive rain system

Satellite image shows massive rain system

Satellite images of the storm that caused historic flooding in Baltimore and other parts of the Northeast show a system massive enough to rival some tropical storms that have hit the region.

The image above was taken Tuesday from several orbits of the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership, or Suomi NPP, a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration satellite. See the original here, along with other NOAA satellite images.

The system stretched from the Great Lakes to the mid-Atlantic coast to New England.

As much as 6 inches of rain caused widespread flooding in...