DISCUSSION: As we turn the clocks back to August 16th, 1992, we arrive at the date of formation for one of the more famous hurricanes in United States history. As far as the evolution of Hurricane Andrew is concerned, there is no question whatsoever that Hurricane Andrew was by far one of the most destructive United States hurricanes on record. It is also worth noting that it started modestly as a tropical wave which emerged from the west coast of Africa on August 14, 1992. From there, the same tropical wave spawned a tropical depression on August 16, which then proceeded to become Tropical Storm Andrew the following day. Being as though Hurricane Andrew later its first of two landfalls in southeast Florida as a Category 5 hurricane which left it in a very unique class of storms that made a U.S. landfall as a Category 5 hurricane. Attached above is a great shot of Hurricane Andrew on August 23, 1992 at approximately 1231 UTC.
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