Friday, January 22, 2010

The TRMM Precipitation analysis showed Magda was dropping about 2 inches of rainfall per hour west of the eye, and some of the intense thunderstorms near the eye were as high as 16 kilometers (~52,493 feet).

Tropical Storm Madga making landfall at 01:35 UTC on January 22.

Cyclone Magda made landfall from Collier Bay at around 5 a.m. local time on January 22 in northern Australia, NASA’s Terra satellite captured an image of the storm. Magda is now dissipating rapidly over land in northern West Australia.

The forecast path shown above is the Australian Bureau of Meteorology’s best estimate of the cyclone’s future movement and intensity over the weekend.