Topical Cyclone Kerry formed on January 6, 2005, near Fiji, and then began drifting westward toward Australia’s northeast coast. This image from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer <a HREF="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink">(MODIS)</a> on NASA’s <a HREF="http://terra.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Terra</a> satellite shows Cyclone Kerry on January 9, 2005. Although the storm reached Category-3 strength at one point in its life cycle, by Wednesday, January 12, forecasters were reporting the storm had dropped to Category 1 status, and its westward progress had slowed. Although it was creating rough seas offshore, there was no immediate threat to the Queensland coast. Sensor: Terra/MODIS.