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Hurricane Lidia (1993)
Category 4 major hurricane (SSHWS/NWS)
Lidia 93 peak.jpg
Hurricane Lidia at its peak intensity while off the coast of Mexico.
Formed September 8, 1993
Dissipated September 14, 1993
Highest winds 1-minute sustained: 150 mph (240 km/h)
Lowest pressure 930 mbar (hPa); 27.46 inHg
Fatalities 2 direct, 1 indirect
Damage > $11 million (1993 USD)
Areas affected Windward Islands (as tropical wave), Mexico, United States
Part of the 1993 Pacific hurricane season

Hurricane Lidia was the strongest hurricane to form in the 1993 Pacific hurricane season. Developing from a tropical wave, Lidia reached Category 4 status on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale while off the coast of Mexico. The hurricane eventually made landfall on the state of Sinaloa, near the city of Culiacán, as a greatly weakened Category 1 hurricane. The hurricane eventually moved to the northeast while weakening, merging with a cold front on September 14, having caused two deaths in Mexico prior to merging.

During and after merging with the cold front, the storm was responsible for a tornado outbreak and various reports of small creek flooding, hail, and thunderstorms from September 13 to September 15 over a large area of land reaching as far north as Minnesota, Michigan, and South Dakota and as far southeast as Georgia. Overall, Lidia caused three deaths: two as a tropical cyclone and one while merged with the cold front, and over $11 million (1993 USD, $16 million 2007 USD) in damages, most of which occured in Cleburne, Texas, making it the second costliest hurricane of the season behind Hurricane Calvin.

Storm history[edit]

Map plotting the track and intensity of the storm, according to the Saffir–Simpson scale

Preparations[edit]

Aftermath[edit]

Confirmed tornadoes by Fujita rating
FU F0 F1 F2 F3 F4 F5 Total
0 11 10 3 0 0 0 24