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Encyclopedia > 2002 Atlantic hurricane season
2002 Atlantic hurricane season
Season summary map
Season summary map
First storm formed: July 15, 2002
Last storm dissipated: October 4, 2002
Strongest storm: Lili - 940 mbar (27.75 inHg), 140 mph
Total storms: 12
Major storms (Cat. 3+): 2
Total damages: $1.21 billion
(2002 USD)
Total fatalities: 23
Atlantic hurricane seasons
2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004

The 2002 Atlantic hurricane season officially began on June 1, 2002, and lasted until November 30, 2002. These dates conventionally delimit the period of each year when most tropical cyclones form in the Atlantic basin. In spite of notorious hurricanes such as Isidore and Lili, the season was relatively quiet, due largely to unfavorable conditions fostered by an El Niño period. As is normally the case in El Niño years, tropical cyclogenesis was suppressed below 25 N, with only three of the season's 12 named storms forming south of that parallel. It also ended early, with no tropical storms forming after September 21 — a rare occurrence. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1300x954, 1181 KB) Season summary provided by NOAA of the 2002 Atlantic hurricane season. ... July 15 is the 196th day (197th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 169 days remaining. ... 2002 (MMII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... October 4 is the 277th day of the year (278th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2002 (MMII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Hurricane Lili was a powerful 2002 hurricane that caused damage across the Caribbean and into Louisiana. ... A millibar (mbar, also mb) is 1/1000th of a bar, a unit for measurement of pressure. ... Inches of mercury or inHg is a non SI unit for pressure. ... The Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale is a scale classifying most Western Hemisphere tropical cyclones that exceed the levels of tropical depression and tropical storm and thereby become hurricanes. ... The United States dollar is the official currency of the United States. ... ... The 2000 Atlantic hurricane season was an ongoing event in the annual cycle of tropical cyclone formation. ... The 2001 Atlantic hurricane season was an ongoing event in the annual cycle of tropical cyclone formation in the northern hemisphere. ... First storm formed: April 20, 2003 Last storm dissipated: Dec. ... First storm formed: August 1, 2004 Last storm dissipated: December 2, 2004 Strongest storm: Ivan - 910 mbar (26. ... June 1 is the 152nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (153rd in leap years), with 213 days remaining. ... 2002 (MMII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... November 30 is the 334th day (335th on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 31 days remaining, as the final day of November. ... 2002 (MMII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Cyclone Catarina, a rare South Atlantic tropical cyclone viewed from the International Space Station on March 26, 2004. ... The Atlantic Basin includes the main body of the Atlantic Ocean, the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea, but ommits other bodies of water considered to be a part of the Atlantic Ocean in the broad sense, such as the Mediteranean Sea. ... Chart of ocean surface temperature anomaly [°C] during the last strong El Niño in December 1997 El Niño and La Niña (also written in English as El Nino and La Nina) are major temperature fluctuations in surface waters of the tropical Eastern Pacific Ocean. ... September 21 is the 264th day of the year (265th in leap years). ...


Notable 2002 storms include Hurricane Isidore, Hurricane Kyle, and Hurricane Lili. Isidore made landfall three times, once each in western Cuba near Cabo Frances, the Yucatan Peninsula near Mérida, Yucatán, and finally at Grand Isle, Louisiana. Hurricane Kyle was not particularly intense (reaching only Category 1 strength), but became the fourth longest-lived Atlantic tropical cyclone when it meandered over the Atlantic for three weeks. Lili was the deadliest storm of the season, with 13 deaths attributed to it. The Yucatán Peninsula separates the Caribbean Sea from the Gulf of Mexico. ... Cathedral on the Plaza Mayor, the oldest in North America [1]. Mérida is the capital city of the Mexican state of Yucatán. ... Grand Isle is a town located in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, on a barrier island of the same name. ... The Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale is a scale classifying hurricanes by the intensity of their sustained winds, developed in 1969 by civil engineer Herbert Saffir and National Hurricane Center director Bob Simpson. ...

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Storms

Tropical Storm Arthur

Arthur satellite image and storm track.

Arthur formed out of a tropical depression off the coast of North Carolina on July 14 from a decaying frontal zone. It then moved out to sea, strengthening slightly into a tropical storm on the 15th. On the 16th, Arthur reached a peak of 60 mph winds, but cooler waters and upper level shear caused it to weaken. By July 17, Arthur had become extratropical, and moved north over Newfoundland. It proceeded to weaken below gale strength. No damages or fatalities are associated with Arthur. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1280x1008, 443 KB) Summary From http://www. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1024x633, 429 KB) Summary Hurricane Arthur (2002) track. ... Official language(s) English Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 28th 139,509 km² 805 km 240 km 9. ... July 14 is the 195th day (196th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 170 days remaining. ... July 17 is the 198th day (199th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 167 days remaining. ... Map of Newfoundland Newfoundland (French: Terre-Neuve; Irish: Talamh an Éisc; Latin: Terra Nova) is a large island off the northeast coast of North America, and the most populous part of the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. ...


Tropical Storm Bertha

Bertha satellite image and storm track.

A surface trough of low pressure that would later spawn Tropical Storm Cristobal developed a tropical depression in the northern Gulf of mexico on August 4. It quickly strengthened into a minimal tropical storm early on the 5th, and made landfall near Boothville, Louisiana just 2 hours later. Bertha weakened to a tropical depression, but retained its circulation over Louisiana. A high pressure system built southward, unexpectedly forcing the depression to the southwest. It emerged back over the Gulf of Mexico on August 7, where proximity to land and dry air prevented further strengthening. Bertha moved westward, and made a second landfall near Kingsville, Texas on August 9, having made no significant gain in strength. One death is reported due to Bertha, a drowning due to heavy surf in Florida. Bertha also caused moderate rains and street flooding, but damage figures are unavailable.



Image File history File links Tropical_Storm_Bertha_(2002). ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1024x633, 799 KB) Summary Hurricane Bertha (2002) track. ... August 4 is the 216th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (217th in leap years), with 149 days remaining. ... Boothville-Venice is a census-designated place and collection of neighboring communities located in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana. ... Gulf of Mexico in 3D perspective. ... August 7 is the 219th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (220th in leap years), with 146 days remaining. ... Kingsville is a city located in Kleberg County, Texas, United States. ... August 9 is the 221st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (222nd in leap years), with 144 days remaining. ... Official language(s) English Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 22nd 170 451 km² 260 km 800 km 17. ...


Tropical Storm Cristobal

Cristobal satellite image and storm track.

On August 5, Tropical Depression Three formed off the coast of South Carolina from a surface trough of low pressure - the same trough that spawned Tropical Storm Bertha in the Gulf of Mexico. Under a southerly flow, the depression drifted southward, where dry air and wind shear inhibited significant development. On August 7, it became Tropical Storm Cristobal, and reached a peak of 50 mph on the 8th. The storm meandered eastward and was absorbed by a front on the 9th. Image File history File links Tropical_Storm_Cristobal_(2002). ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1024x633, 421 KB) Summary Hurricane Cristobal (2002) track. ... August 5 is the 217th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (218th in leap years), with 148 days remaining. ... Official language(s) English Capital Columbia Largest city Columbia Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 40th 82,965 km² 320 km 420 km 6 32°430N to 35°12N 78°030W to 83°20W Population  - Total (2000)  - Density Ranked 26th 4,012... August 7 is the 219th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (220th in leap years), with 146 days remaining. ...


Tropical Storm Dolly

Dolly satellite image and storm track.

A tropical wave that moved off the coast of Africa developed into Tropical Storm Dolly on August 29. The first storm to develop in the deep tropics and one of only two all year to form east of the Lesser Antilles, Dolly tracked to the northwest and quickly strengthened to a peak of 60 ph on the 30th. Initially forecasted to become a hurricane, the storm weakened, possibly due to its rapid forward speed, to a minimal tropical storm. Dolly turned to the north in response to a mid-level trough, and restrengthened to a 50 mph storm before upper level shear weakened the storm. Dolly dissipated on September 4 from the shear, was absorbed by the mid-level trough shortly thereafter. Dolly caused no reported deaths or damage. Dolly was the only storm of the 2002 season to form from a tropical wave moving off the coast of Africa. Image File history File links Tropical_Storm_Dolly_(2002). ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1024x633, 105 KB) Summary Hurricane Dolly (2002) track. ... A satellite composite image of Africa Africa is the worlds second-largest and second most populous continent, after Asia. ... August 29 is the 241st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (242nd in leap years), with 124 days remaining. ... September 4 is the 247th day of the year (248th in leap years). ... A satellite composite image of Africa Africa is the worlds second-largest and second most populous continent, after Asia. ...


Tropical Storm Edouard

Edouard satellite image and storm track.

Edouard formed out of an area of disturbed weather north of the Bahamas on September 2. It drifted northward, then executed a clockwise loop off the coast of Florida. Despite dry air and moderate upper level shear, Edouard strengthened to a peak of 65 mph winds, but the unfavorable conditions caught up with it. The storm weakened as it turned west-southwestward, and made landfall near Ormond Beach, Florida on September 5 as a minimal tropical storm. Eduard crossed Florida, and emerged over the Gulf of Mexico as a minimal depression. Outflow from the stronger Tropical Storm Fay caused Tropical Depression Edouard to weaken further, and Edouard was eventually absorbed by Fay. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1280x1038, 512 KB) Summary From http://www. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1024x633, 564 KB) Summary Hurricane Edouard (2002) track. ... September 2 is the 245th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (246th in leap years). ... Official language(s) English Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 22nd 170 451 km² 260 km 800 km 17. ... Ormond Beach is a city located in Volusia County, Florida. ... September 5 is the 248th day of the year (249th in leap years). ...


Tropical Storm Fay

Fay satellite image and storm track.

A broad mid-level trough developed a tropical depression on September 5 in the northwest Gulf of Mexico. It drifted westward towards the Texas coast, and became a tropical storm on September 6 about 110 nm southeast of Galveston, Texas. Fay turned to the northwest, and peaked at 60 mph later on the 6th. Fay maintained its intensity until it made landfall on September 7 near Port O'Connor, where it caused heavy rainfall. The remnants of Fay continued to produce large amounts of rain as they drifted into Mexico until they dissipated several days later. About $5 million in damages were reported in the US, but no estimates are available from Mexico. The storm caused 6 tornadoes, up to 20 inches of rain, and extended periods of tropical storm force winds. Fay is not believed to be responsible for any fatalities. Image File history File links Tropical_Storm_Fay_(2002). ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1024x633, 768 KB) Summary Hurricane Fay (2002) track. ... September 5 is the 248th day of the year (249th in leap years). ... Official language(s) None. ... September 6 is the 249th day of the year (250th in leap years). ... The Strand The City of Galveston is the county seat of Galveston County located along the Gulf Coast region in the U.S. state of Texas within the Greater Houston area. ... September 7 is the 250th day of the year (251st in leap years). ... Official Port OConnor Chamber of Commerce Seal Port OConnor, Texas is the Best Kept Secret on the Texas Gulf Coast. ...


Hurricane Gustav

Gustav satellite image and storm track.

Gustav formed as a subtropical storm on September 8 while about 440 nm southeast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina. The next day, Gustav had taken on more tropical characteristics and was reclassified as a tropical storm. It moved generally northwest over the next day, bringing it within a few miles of Cape Hatteras. Before making landfall, Gustav turned to the northeast and away from North Carolina. As it headed out to sea, Gustav strengthened over the warm Gulf Stream waters. It became a hurricane on September 11, the latest day a season's first hurricane formed since detailed records began in 1944. Gustav continued strengthening and peaked as a Category 2 hurricane. On September 12, it grazed eastern Nova Scotia, then made landfall at Newfoundland. Gustav lost all its tropical characteristics over Newfoundland, and dissipated three days later. In North Carolina, one person died from high surf and 40 people had to be rescued from the storm surge in Hatteras, with $100,000 dollars in damage occurring. Tropical Storm force winds were felt in New York, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island, downing trees and docks damage. Gustav was the first time in NHC history where a subtropical storm had officially been given a name. Prior to 2002, no subtropical storms were given names. It was just considered an "unnamed subtropical storm". Image File history File links Hurricane_Gustav. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1024x633, 441 KB) Summary Hurricane Gustav (2002) track. ... September 8 is the 251st day of the year (252nd in leap years). ... An aerial view of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Cape Hatteras is a cape on the coast of North Carolina. ... For the album by Ocean Colour Scene, see North Atlantic Drift (album) The Gulf Stream is orange and yellow in this representation of water temperatures of the Atlantic. ... September 11 is the 254th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (255th in leap years). ... September 12 is the 255th day of the year (256th in leap years). ... Motto: Munit Haec et Altera Vincit (Latin: One defends and the other conquers) Official languages English Capital Halifax Largest city Halifax Lieutenant-Governor Myra Freeman Premier John Hamm Premier-designate Rodney MacDonald (PC) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 11 10 Area Total  â€¢ Land  â€¢ Water    (% of total)  Ranked 12th 55... Map of Newfoundland Newfoundland (French: Terre-Neuve; Irish: Talamh an Éisc; Latin: Terra Nova) is a large island off the northeast coast of North America, and the most populous part of the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. ... Official language(s) None, English de facto Capital Albany Largest city New York City Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 27th 141,205 km² 455 km 530 km 13. ... Motto: Munit Haec et Altera Vincit (Latin: One defends and the other conquers) Official languages English Capital Halifax Largest city Halifax Lieutenant-Governor Myra Freeman Premier John Hamm Premier-designate Rodney MacDonald (PC) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 11 10 Area Total  â€¢ Land  â€¢ Water    (% of total)  Ranked 12th 55... Motto: Parva Sub Ingenti (Latin: The small under the protection of the great) Official languages English Capital Charlottetown Largest city Charlottetown Lieutenant-Governor J. Léonce Bernard Premier Pat Binns (PC) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 4 4 Area Total  â€¢ Land  â€¢ Water    (% of total)  Ranked 13th 5,660 km...


Tropical Storm Hanna

Hanna satellite image and storm track.

A tropical depression in the northeastern Gulf of Mexico formed into Tropical Storm Hanna on September 12. Hanna remained poorly organized, but held together long enough to make landfall near the border between Mississippi and Alabama on September 14. Although weak and disorganized, Hanna caused three drowning deaths due to rip currents, and $20 million in damage, primarily to agriculture in Georgia. Image File history File links Tropical_Storm_Hanna_(2002). ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1024x633, 730 KB) Summary Hurricane Hanna (2002) track. ... September 12 is the 255th day of the year (256th in leap years). ... Official language(s) English Capital Jackson Largest city Jackson Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 32nd 125,546 km² 275 km 545 km 3 30°13N to 35°N 88°7W to 91°41W Population  - Total (2000)  - Density Ranked 31st 2,697,243 23. ... Official language(s) English Capital Montgomery Largest city Birmingham Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 30th 52,423 mi²/135,775 km² 190 mi/306 km 330 mi/531 km 3. ... September 14 is the 257th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (258th in leap years). ...


Hurricane Isidore

Main article: Hurricane Isidore
Isidore satellite image and storm track.

On September 9, a tropical wave moved off the coast of Africa. By September 14, it had developed to the point of being classified a tropical depression. It quickly degenerated, but on September 17 regained tropical depression status. The next day the storm was located just south of Jamaica, and it developed into Tropical Storm Isidore. 36 hours later, it had achieved hurricane status. On September 20, Isidore made landfall in western Cuba as a Category 1 storm, the first three landfalls it would make. Hurricane Isidore was the ninth named storm out of twelve to hit during the 2002 Atlantic hurricane season. ... Summary Hurricane Isidore with winds of 120 mph on the Yucatan coast. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1024x890, 643 KB) Summary Hurricane Isidore (2002) track. ... September 9 is the 252nd day of the year (253rd in leap years). ... September 14 is the 257th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (258th in leap years). ... September 17 is the 260th day of the year (261st in leap years). ... September 20 is the 263rd day of the year (264th in leap years). ...


Isidore slowly left Cuba and restrengthened while approaching the Yucatan Peninsula. Just before landfall near Puerto Telchac on September 22, Isidore reached its peak intensity, with wind speeds of 110 kt, making it a strong Category 3 storm. Isidore meandered over the peninsula for more than a day, then returned to the Gulf of Mexico as a tropical storm. It headed north, but did not significantly redevelop. Isidore's final landfall was near Grand Isle, Louisiana on September 26. Isidore weakened to a depression and was absorbed by a front the next day. September 22 is the 265th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (266th in leap years). ... Grand Isle is a town located in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, on a barrier island of the same name. ... September 26 is the 269th day of the year (270th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 96 days remaining. ...


In Mexico, there was one fatality, and 140 people reported missing at sea. Damage estimates for Mexico are not available, however tens of thousands of homes were damaged or destroyed and agriculture was devastated by inland flooding. In the US, Isidore was blamed for four direct deaths, and $330 million in damage. Exact Cuban damages are unknown, but were reported to be severe.


Tropical Storm Josephine

Josephine satellite image and storm track.

Josephine was a short-lived tropical storm that formed on September 17 from a non-tropical low pressure system. Though convection was intermittent due to unfavorable conditions over the north Atlantic Ocean, it strengthened into Tropical Storm Josephine on the 18th, based on a nearby ship report. The storm moved to the northeast in the open ocean until September 19, when it lost its tropical characteristics and was absorbed by a larger low. As it became extratropical, it strengthened, and reached 60 mph winds in its short extratropical stage. Image File history File links Tropical_Storm_Josephine_(2002). ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1024x633, 96 KB) Summary Hurricane Josephine (2002) track. ... September 17 is the 260th day of the year (261st in leap years). ... September 19 is the 262nd day of the year (263rd in leap years). ...


Hurricane Kyle

Kyle satellite image and storm track.

A non-tropical low formed into Subtropical Depression Twelve about 715 nm east-southeast of Bermuda on September 20. It became Subtropical Storm Kyle the next day, and on the 22nd, Tropical Storm Kyle. Kyle drifted slowly westward, slowly strengthening. Kyle reached hurricane strength on September 25, but weakened to a tropical storm on the 28th. Kyle's strength continued to fluctuate, with it alternating between tropical depression and tropical storm several times. Its movement was also extremely irregular, as it shifted sharply north and south along its generally westward path. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1280x1014, 513 KB) Summary From http://www. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1024x633, 305 KB) Summary Hurricane Kyle (2002) track. ... September 20 is the 263rd day of the year (264th in leap years). ... September 25 is the 268th day of the year (269th in leap years). ...


Finally, on October 11, Kyle reached land and made its first landfall near McClellanville, South Carolina. While skirting the coastline of the Carolinas, it moved back over water, and made a second landfall near Long Beach, North Carolina later the same day. Kyle continued out to sea where it merged with a cold front on October 12. October 11 is the 284th day of the year (285th in leap years). ... McClellanville is a town located in Charleston County, South Carolina. ... Long Beach, North Carolina was a coastal resort incorporated as a town in 1955 in Brunswick County, North Carolina. ... October 12 is the 285th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (286th in leap years). ...


Kyle was the fourth longest-lived Atlantic tropical cyclone, after Ginger of 1971, Faith of 1966, and Inga of 1969. Kyle caused relatively little damage, about $5 million, much of it from tornadoes. No deaths are reported from Kyle.


Hurricane Lili

Main article: Hurricane Lili
Lili satellite image and storm track.

Hurricane Lili was an intense hurricane that caused deaths and destruction across the Windward Islands, Jamaica, Haiti, Cuba, and Louisiana in late September and early October. Thirteen fatalities were attributed to Lili, and it caused almost a billion dollars in damages to the United States. Lili broke a two year haitus of U.S. landfalling hurricanes. Hurricane Lili was a powerful 2002 hurricane that caused damage across the Caribbean and into Louisiana. ... Summary Hurricane Lili nearing landfall in Louisiana on October 3, 2002. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1024x633, 360 KB) Summary Hurricane Lili (2002) track. ...

Accumulated Cyclone Energy (ACE) Ranking

ACE (104 kt2) – Storm
1 17.81 Isidore 7 1.77 Edouard
2 16.46 Lili 8 1.57 Cristobal
3 14.44   Kyle 9 1.53 Arthur
4 3.94 Dolly 10 1.33 Fay
5 3.63 Gustav   11 0.61 Josephine
6 1.81 Hanna 12 0.25 Bertha

The table on the right shows the ACE for each storm in the season. The ACE is, broadly speaking, a measure of the power of the hurricane multiplied by the length of time it existed for, so hurricanes that lasted a long time (i.e. Isidore and Lili) have higher ACEs. The 2002 season was not very active in terms of ACE, with no storms reaching a value of more than 20 104 kt2. This was due to the fact that many of the storms in the season such as Bertha, Cristobal, Edouard, Fay, Hanna, and Josephine were very short lived, and never reached hurricane status. Hurricane Isidore was the ninth named storm out of twelve to hit during the 2002 Atlantic hurricane season. ... Hurricane Lili was a powerful 2002 hurricane that caused damage across the Caribbean and into Louisiana. ... ... Hurricane Isidore was the ninth named storm out of twelve to hit during the 2002 Atlantic hurricane season. ... Hurricane Lili was a powerful 2002 hurricane that caused damage across the Caribbean and into Louisiana. ...


Source of data; Atlantic Hurricane Database with wind speed information in knots.[citation needed]

2002 storm names

The following names were used for named storms that formed in the north Atlantic in 2002. The names not retired from this list will be used again in the 2008 season. This is the same list used for the 1996 season except for Cristobal, Fay, and Hanna, which replaced Cesar, Fran, and Hortense. Storms were named Cristobal, Fay, and Hanna for the first time in 2002. Names that were not assigned are marked in gray. B C D E F G H I J K L M Categories: | ... Duration: July 24 - 29, 1996 Highest winds: 85 mph (140 km/h) Total damages (in USD): Not available Total fatalites: 51 direct Areas affected: Curacao, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica Hurricane Cesar was the 3rd named storm of the 1996 Atlantic hurricane season. ... Hurricane Fran was a powerful Cape Verde-type hurricane of the 1996 Atlantic hurricane season that made landfall near Cape Fear in North Carolina at Category 3 strength. ... Duration: Sept. ...

  • Arthur
  • Bertha
  • Cristobal
  • Dolly
  • Edouard
  • Fay
  • Gustav
  • Hanna
  • Isidore
  • Josephine
  • Kyle
  • Lili
  • Marco (unused)
  • Nana (unused)
  • Omar (unused)
  • Paloma (unused)
  • Rene (unused)
  • Sally (unused)
  • Teddy (unused)
  • Vicky (unused)
  • Wilfred (unused)

Hurricane Isidore was the ninth named storm out of twelve to hit during the 2002 Atlantic hurricane season. ... Hurricane Lili was a powerful 2002 hurricane that caused damage across the Caribbean and into Louisiana. ...

Retirement

The World Meteorological Organization retired two names in the spring of 2003: Isidore and Lili. They will be replaced in the 2008 season by Ike and Laura. These are the names of Atlantic hurricanes that have been retired (removed from the rotation of naming lists) since human names were first used for naming of tropical cyclones in 1953. ... The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) is an intergovernmental organization with a membership of 187 Member States and Territories. ... The 2008 Atlantic hurricane season will be an ongoing event in the annual cycle of tropical cyclone formation. ...


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