Fallen Miami Radar

Miami Radome Down after Hurricane Andrew

This was the rooftop of the building housing the National Hurricane Center at the time, in Coral Gables.  Here, a 142-kt (164-mph) gust was measured just north of Andrew’s eyewall, before the anemometer busted.  The Miami WSR-57 radome blew away, and the dish inside toppled onto the roof with a deep, reverberating thud heard and felt seven floors below in NHC.  Note the bent radio antennae also; they lean toward the W.

Coral Gables, FL (25 Aug 92) Looking NNE
25.7133, -80.2774

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