Hurricane Lili, October 2, 2002

  • Released Saturday, October 5, 2002

Hurricane Lili strengthened as it passed over the Gulf of Mexico and headed towards the U.S. coast. It was reclassified as a Category 4 hurricane, with sustained winds of 135 mph. The storm is projected to make landfall tomorrow in the same part of Louisiana that Tropical Storm Isidore dumped over 20 inches of rain just one week ago. Evacuation orders have been issued to nearly a half-million people in Louisiana and Texas. A storm surge of 10-12 feet is expected along the immediate coast line.

Hurricane Lili strengthens as it moves across the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico. It is now classified as a Category 4 hurricane.

Hurricane Lili strengthens as it moves across the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico. It is now classified as a Category 4 hurricane.

Cut across the storms cloud to reveal the underlying rain structure.  Yellow denotes areas of rain with 0.5 inches of rain per hour, Green denotes areas of 1.0 inches of rain per hour and Red shows areas with more than 2.0 inches of rain per hour.

Cut across the storms cloud to reveal the underlying rain structure. Yellow denotes areas of rain with 0.5 inches of rain per hour, Green denotes areas of 1.0 inches of rain per hour and Red shows areas with more than 2.0 inches of rain per hour.

This is the rain structure of Hurricane Lili with all of the clouds removed on October 2, 2002.  Yellow denotes areas of rain with 0.5 inches of rain per hour, Green denotes areas of 1.0 inches of rain per hour and Red shows areas with more than 2.0 inches of rain per hour

This is the rain structure of Hurricane Lili with all of the clouds removed on October 2, 2002. Yellow denotes areas of rain with 0.5 inches of rain per hour, Green denotes areas of 1.0 inches of rain per hour and Red shows areas with more than 2.0 inches of rain per hour

Slate title from video tape reads, 'Hurricane Lili.  Lili packed 135 mpg sustained winds and intense rains as it approached the U.S. Coast on October 2, 2002.'

Slate title from video tape reads, 'Hurricane Lili. Lili packed 135 mpg sustained winds and intense rains as it approached the U.S. Coast on October 2, 2002.'



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This page was originally published on Saturday, October 5, 2002.
This page was last updated on Wednesday, May 3, 2023 at 1:57 PM EDT.


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