Atlantic Basin Tropical Cyclones

Hurricane Franklin Public Advisory



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WTNT33 KNHC 270856
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BULLETIN
Hurricane Franklin Advisory Number  27
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL       AL082023
500 AM AST Sun Aug 27 2023

...FRANKLIN FORECAST TO RAPIDLY INTENSIFY INTO A MAJOR HURRICANE...
...INTERESTS IN BERMUDA SHOULD MONITOR THE PROGRESS OF FRANKLIN...


SUMMARY OF 500 AM AST...0900 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...24.7N 68.7W
ABOUT 270 MI...430 KM NE OF GRAND TURK ISLAND
ABOUT 575 MI...925 KM SSW OF BERMUDA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...90 MPH...150 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NW OR 320 DEGREES AT 8 MPH...13 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...973 MB...28.74 INCHES


WATCHES AND WARNINGS
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There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.

Interests in Bermuda should monitor the progress of this system.


DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK
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At 500 AM AST (0900 UTC), the center of Hurricane Franklin was
located near latitude 24.7 North, longitude 68.7 West. Franklin is
moving toward the northwest near 8 mph (13 km/h). A turn toward the
north-northwest is expected later today, followed by a northward
and north-northeastward motion into the early part of the week.

Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 90 mph (150 km/h) 
with higher gusts. Rapid strengthening is forecast over the next 24 
hours, and Franklin could become a major hurricane by tonight.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 25 miles (35 km) from the
center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 140 miles
(220 km).

The estimated minimum central pressure is 973 mb (28.74 inches).


HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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SURF:  Swells generated by Franklin are expected to begin affecting
Bermuda by tonight. These swells are also likely to cause
life-threatening surf and rip current conditions beginning late
today through the beginning of this week along portions of the east
coast of the United States. Please consult products from your local
weather office.


NEXT ADVISORY
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Next complete advisory at 1100 AM AST.

$$
Forecaster Papin




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