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Hurricane Franklin Update Statement



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WTNT63 KNHC 281258
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Hurricane Franklin Tropical Cyclone Update
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL       AL082023
900 AM EDT Mon Aug 28 2023

...FRANKLIN RAPIDLY INTENSIFYING...

Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter aircraft data indicate that 
Hurricane Franklin is rapidly intensifying. The maximum winds are 
estimated to be 145 mph (230 km/h) with higher gusts. The minimum 
central pressure has decreased to 937 mb. The next full advisory on 
Franklin will be at 11AM EDT (1500 UTC), and the intensity forecast 
at that time will be increased from the previous advisory given the 
ongoing rapid intensification.

SUMMARY OF 0900 AM...1300 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...27.5N 70.9W
ABOUT 410 MI...660 KM N OF GRAND TURK ISLAND
ABOUT 485 MI...780 KM SW OF BERMUDA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...145 MPH...230 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NNW OR 335 DEGREES AT 8 MPH...13 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...937 MB...27.67 INCHES

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Forecaster Kelly/Brown




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