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Hurricane Franklin Public Advisory



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WTNT33 KNHC 282334
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BULLETIN
Hurricane Franklin Intermediate Advisory Number 33A
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL       AL082023
800 PM EDT Mon Aug 28 2023

...FRANKLIN A VERY POWERFUL CATEGORY 4 HURRICANE...
...LIFE-THREATENING SURF AND RIP CURRENTS ARE OCCURING ALONG THE
COAST OF THE SOUTHEAST UNITED STATES...


SUMMARY OF 800 PM EDT...0000 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...29.0N 71.1W
ABOUT 440 MI...710 KM WSW OF BERMUDA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...150 MPH...240 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...N OR 360 DEGREES AT 9 MPH...15 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...926 MB...27.34 INCHES


WATCHES AND WARNINGS
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CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:

None.

SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for...
* Bermuda

A Tropical Storm Watch means that tropical storm conditions are
possible within the watch area, generally within 48 hours.

For storm information specific to your area, please monitor
products issued by your national meteorological service.


DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK
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At 800 PM EDT (0000 UTC), the eye of Hurricane Franklin was
located near latitude 29.0 North, longitude 71.1 West. Franklin is
moving toward the north near 9 mph (15 km/h).  A northward to
north-northeastward motion with a slightly faster forward speed is
expected during the next few days.  On the forecast track, the
center of Franklin is expected to pass well to the west of Bermuda
on Wednesday.

Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 150 mph (230 km/h) 
with higher gusts.  Franklin is a category 4 hurricane on the 
Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale.  Some additional strengthening 
is possible tonight, but gradual weakening is expected to begin 
late Tuesday.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 35 miles (55 km) from
the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 150
miles (240 km).

The minimum central pressure based on data from the Air Force 
Hurricane Hunters is 926 mb (27.34 inches).


HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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SURF:  Life-threatening surf and rip currents generated by
Franklin are already affecting Bermuda and the coast of the
southeast United States. These conditions are expected to spread
northward along the east coast of the United States and Atlantic
Canada during the next couple of days.

WIND:  Tropical storm conditions are possible in Bermuda by 
Wednesday morning.


NEXT ADVISORY
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Next complete advisory at 1100 PM EDT.

$$
Forecaster Cangialosi




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