Tropical Cyclone Monty (14S) over Western Australia
Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) onboard NASA’s Terra satellite captured this true-color image of Tropical Cyclone Monty located 140 miles east of Learmonth, Australia on March 2, 2004. Since moving inland the storm has diminished in strength and now has maximum sustained winds of 75 miles per hour. As of March 2, Monty has dumped over 8 inches of rain in Western Australia. According to the Joint Typhoon Warning Center, Monty is expected to continue moving poleward and quickly dissipate.