User:Hurricane Angel Saki/Sandbox/Hurricane Lidia (1993)
|Category 4 major hurricane (SSHWS/NWS)|
|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.