Earth  ID: 2563

Hurricane Lili, October 2, 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.

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TRMM 3D Hurricanes

DLESE >> Atmospheric science
SVS >> Hurricane Lili
DLESE >> Natural hazards
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Atmosphere >> Atmospheric Phenomena >> Hurricanes
GCMD >> Location >> Cuba
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GCMD keywords can be found on the Internet with the following citation: Olsen, L.M., G. Major, K. Shein, J. Scialdone, S. Ritz, T. Stevens, M. Morahan, A. Aleman, R. Vogel, S. Leicester, H. Weir, M. Meaux, S. Grebas, C.Solomon, M. Holland, T. Northcutt, R. A. Restrepo, R. Bilodeau, 2013. NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version