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Where did Hurricane Andrew start?

Where did Hurricane Andrew start?

Hurricane Andrew began as a tropical depression off the west coast of Africa near the Cape Verde islands on August 16; the next day it was classified as a tropical storm by the National Hurricane Center of the U.S. National Weather Service.

What ocean did Hurricane Andrew start?

eastern Atlantic Ocean
Andrew began as a tropical depression over the eastern Atlantic Ocean on August 16. After spending a week without significantly strengthening itself in the central Atlantic, it rapidly intensified into a powerful Category 5 hurricane while moving westward towards the Bahamas on August 23.

Where did the eye of Hurricane Andrew make landfall?

Point Chevreuil
Andrew finally made landfall near Point Chevreuil (about 20 miles west-southwest of Morgan City) at 3:30 AM CDT as a category 3 hurricane with winds of 100 knots (115 mph) and a central pressure of 956 mb.

When did Hurricane Andrew start and how did it start?

Hurricane Andrew began as a tropical wave that crossed the west coast of Africa into the tropical North Atlantic on August 14, 1992. Two days later, after it passed just south of the Cape Verde islands, the wave became a tropical depression. Tropical Storm Andrew formed August 17 and became a hurricane three days later due to vertical wind shear.

Where did Hurricane Andrew hit in August 1992?

Written By: Hurricane Andrew, tropical cyclone that ravaged The Bahamas, southern Florida, and south-central Louisiana in late August 1992.

Where did Hurricane Andrew hit in the Bahamas?

The cyclone weakened further while crossing the Bahama Banks, and at 0100 UTC on August 24, Andrew made landfall on the southern Berry Islands of the Bahamas as a Category 4 hurricane, with winds of 150 miles per hour (240 km/h).

When did Hurricane Andrew hit Dade County Florida?

On August 21, 1992, winds causing the vertical shear suddenly moved north, and Andrew quickly grew from a tropical storm to a Category three hurricane in the span of three days. The powerful hurricane hit Dade County, Florida on August 24 as a Category four storm.