As the official start of the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season approaches, we take a look back at the first named storm of the 1992 season: Hurricane Andrew. Up to that point, 1992 was a dull hurricane season. It wasn't until August 17th that Andrew became a named storm, and on August 22nd it became a major threat, rapidly forming a compact eye and reaching hurricane status. On August 24th it made landfall nine miles north of Homestead. A post-event analysis by the National Hurricane Center and the NOAA Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory estimated the maximum sustained winds to be 165 mph at landfall.