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22 years ago today (Aug. 17th)

#1 Postby jinftl » Sun Aug 17, 2014 4:46 pm

Went all the way to August 17th in a below normal hurricane season to get the first named storm in 1992....who could have imagined what happened a week later...

TROPICAL STORM ANDREW ADVISORY NUMBER 3
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIAMI FL
11 AM AST MON AUG 17 1992

....FIRST TROPICAL STORM OF THE SEASON FORMS IN TROPICAL ATLANTIC...

SATELLITE PICTURES INDICATE THAT THE DEPRESSION IN THE TROPICAL
ATLANTIC HAS STRENGTHENED DURING THE MORNING AND IS NOW TROPICAL
STORM ANDREW.

AT 11 AM AST...1500Z...THE CENTER OF ANDREW WAS LOCATED NEAR
LATITUDE 13.0 NORTH...LONGITUDE 43.3 WEST OR ABOUT 1175 MILES
...1890 KM...EAST OF THE LESSER ANTILLES.

ANDREW IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST NORTHWEST NEAR 25 MPH
...41 KM/HR...AND THIS GENERAL MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE FOR
THE NEXT 24 HOURS.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 40 MPH... 65 KM/HR...AND
SOME GRADUAL STRENGTHENING IS POSSIBLE THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT.

TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 60 MILES
... 95 KM FROM THE CENTER.

ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 1005 MB...29.68 INCHES.

REPEATING THE 11 AM AST POSITION...13.0 N... 43.3 W. MOVEMENT TOWARD
...WEST NORTHWEST NEAR 25 MPH. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS... 40 MPH.
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1005 MB.

THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER
AT 5 PM AST.

GERRISH


Even Andrew contended with shear in his trek across the atlantic...almost didn't make it 2 days after he formed


TROPICAL STORM ANDREW DISCUSSION NUMBER 12
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIAMI FL
5 PM EDT WED AUG 19 1992

POST RECONNAISSANCE SATELLITE PICTURES THIS AFTERNOON HAVE SHOWN ARC
CLOUDS WHICH MAY INDICATE 12 HOURS OR SO OF LITTLE CHANGE IN
STRENGTH. ACTUALLY... THE PULSATING SYSTEM STILL HAS TO GO THROUGH
ONE MORE NIGHT OF SOMEWHAT HOSTILE WINDS ALOFT. IF ANDREW IS NOT
TOO DAMAGED AFTER THAT... THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR STRENGTHENING FOR
THE REMAINDER OF THE FORECAST PERIOD.
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