Tropical Storm Lidia - October 5-8, 1981
A tropical depression formed northeast of Socorro Island on October 6
to the southeast of a frontal
boundary which extended across Mexico into the United States. The
system moved north-northeast
ahead of the front, becoming a tropical storm late that day.
Turning more to the north, the center passed
near the tip of Baja California during the morning of the 7th.
Turning back to the north-northeast, Lidia
struck Mexico south of Los Mochis late on the 7th. Its remnant
disturbance quickly moved across northern
Mexico across Texas and through the Deep South from the 8th through the
10th, spurring a new frontal wave.
The graphics below show the storm total rainfall for Lidia, which used
data from Mexico retrieved from
Comision Nacional del Agua, the parent agency of Mexico's national