This Day in Weather History: August 24th

Hurricane Andrew roars ashore in South Florida as a category 5 hurricane

Hurricane Andrew roared ashore in South Florida on this day in 1992

It was on this day in 1992, that Hurricane Andrew made landfall in South Florida. It remains the most destructive storm in Florida’s history and is one of only four category 5 hurricanes to strike the United States. Winds would reach as high as 165 mph.

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Justin Horne is a meteorologist and reporter for KSAT 12 News. When severe weather rolls through, Justin will hop in the KSAT 12 Storm Chaser to safely bring you the latest weather conditions from across South Texas. On top of delivering an accurate forecast, Justin often reports on one of his favorite topics: Texas history.