animations small (1.4 MB QuickTime)
medium (5.5 MB QuickTime)
large (47.8 MB QuickTime)
With sustained winds around 145 miles per hour, Hurricane Lili reached Category 4
status on the afternoon of October 2, 2002.
This visible light image from NOAA’s GOES 8 satellite was acquired at 11:55 a.m. Central Daylight Time.