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Where did Hurricane Katrina originate?
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             Hurricane Katrina                 Hurricane Katrina Track

Where did Hurricane Katrina originate?
Hurricane Katrina originated in the southern Bahamas. Hurricane Katrina originated from a combination of a mid-level low from tropical depression 10 and a tropical wave. Tropical depression 10 weakened over 800 miles east of the Lesser Antillies as winds aloft were hostile for development. The low level circulation continued westward and continuted to weaken, as the mid-level circulation separted and moved farther north of the Leeward Islands. Another tropical wave lagging behind tropical depression ten, caught up to the mid-level circulation which caused an increase in unsettled weather north of Puerto Rico. Wind shear decreased and Katrina formed into a tropical depression in the southeastern Bahamas on the afternoon of August 23.








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