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Tropical Cyclone Monty
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Tropical Cyclone Monty

April 4, 2013
The MODIS instrument onboard NASA's Terra satellite captured this true-color image of Tropical Cyclone Monty located 165 kilometers north-west of Karratha. At the time of this image, Monty was travelling down the coast at 12 kilometers an hour. A category 4 storm, communities from Onslow to Barrow Island were on "blue alert" as they were in the path of predicted destructive winds with gusts of up to 240 kilometers an hour. Credit: Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC.


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