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Tropical Storm Franklin Public Advisory



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Tropical Storm Franklin Advisory Number  10
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL       AL082023
1100 PM EDT Tue Aug 22 2023

...HEAVY RAINFALL AND POTENTIALLY LIFE-THREATENING FLASH FLOODING 
LIKELY ON HISPANIOLA THROUGH WEDNESDAY...


SUMMARY OF 1100 PM EDT...0300 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...16.4N 71.4W
ABOUT 175 MI...280 KM SW OF SANTO DOMINGO DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...40 MPH...65 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...N OR 360 DEGREES AT 9 MPH...15 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1002 MB...29.59 INCHES


WATCHES AND WARNINGS
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CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:

None.

SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for...
* Dominican Republic entire south coast from Haiti border eastward
to Cabo Engano
* Dominican Republic entire north coast from Haiti border eastward
to Cabo Engano
* Haiti entire south coast from Anse d'Hainault eastward to the
Dominican Republic border

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for...
* Turks and Caicos Islands

A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are
expected somewhere within the warning area within 36 hours.

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

Interests elsewhere in Haiti should monitor the progress of this
system.

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


DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK
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At 1100 PM EDT (0300 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Franklin was
located near latitude 16.4 North, longitude 71.4 West. Franklin is
moving toward the north near 9 mph (15 km/h), and this motion is
expected to continue the next day or so, followed by a turn toward 
the northeast by Thursday.  On the forecast track, the center of
Franklin is expected to approach the southern coast of Hispaniola
tonight, cross the island on Wednesday, and then emerge over the
southwestern Atlantic waters late Wednesday.

Maximum sustained winds remain near 40 mph (65 km/h) with higher 
gusts. Little change in strength is forecast during the next couple 
of days while Franklin moves near and across Hispaniola.  Some 
strengthening is possible Friday as Franklin moves farther 
northeast over the southwestern Atlantic waters.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 105 miles (165 km)
from the center.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 1002 mb (29.59 inches).


HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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Key messages for Franklin can be found in the Tropical Cyclone
Discussion under AWIPS header MIATCDAT3 and WMO header WTNT43 KNHC
and on the web at hurricanes.gov/text/MIATCDAT3.shtml.

RAINFALL:  Franklin is expected to produce rainfall totals of 5 to 
10 inches, with higher amounts around 15 inches mainly across 
central portions of Hispaniola through Wednesday. Rainfall totals of 
1 to 3 inches, with storm total maxima of 4 inches, are expected 
across Puerto Rico through Wednesday.

WIND:  Tropical storm conditions are expected to begin within the
warning area tonight and continue through Wednesday. Tropical storm
conditions are possible in the Turks and Caicos Islands Wednesday
night.

STORM SURGE: Minor coastal flooding is possible along the coast of
Hispaniola in areas of onshore winds.


NEXT ADVISORY
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Next intermediate advisory at 200 AM EDT.
Next complete advisory at 500 AM EDT.

$$
Forecaster Kelly/Blake



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