Hurricane Andrew 30 years later: Timeline of the 1992 Category 5 strike on Florida
Take a look back at Hurricane Andrew with this timeline of events that eventually led to widespread destruction in South Florida when the Category 5 hurricane struck in 1992. FOX Weather hurricane specialist Bryan Norcross takes you through its path.
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On Friday, Aug. 14, 1992, a tropical disturbance emerges off the coast of Africa. That disturbance would eventually become powerful, Category 5 Hurricane Andrew.
Watch FOX Weather hurricane specialist Bryan Norcross take you through its path.
A tropical disturbance emerges off the coast of Africa that would eventually become Hurricane Andrew in 1992.
The National Hurricane Center first made note of a tropical disturbance that would eventually become Hurricane Andrew on Friday, Aug, 14 1992. National Hurricane Center forecaster Richard Pasch notes the system “shows no signs of development.”
Which was true at the time.
It began 30 years ago today, Friday, August 14, 1992. The disturbance that would become Hurricane Andrew moved off the coast of Africa. The system took 10 days to cross the Atlantic and coalesce into an unimaginable Category 5 storm.
The National Hurricane Center first made note of the system at 10:30 PM that Friday. It was a blob of clouds with no sign of a circulation. NHC forecaster Richard Pasch noted that the system “shows no signs of development.” Which at that moment was true.
It would take two days over the Atlantic before the disturbance had a defined circulation.
FOX Weather hurricane specialist Bryan Norcross has been covering storms for more than 50 years.
He got his start in 1969 during Hurricane Camille, and in 1992 he was the first meteorologist in Miami to sound the alarm about the severity of Category 5 Hurricane Andrew and spent 23 hours on television covering the monster storm.
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