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Tropical Storm Franklin Public Advisory



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WTNT33 KNHC 252036
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BULLETIN
Tropical Storm Franklin Advisory Number  21
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL       AL082023
500 PM AST Fri Aug 25 2023

...FRANKLIN TO STRENGTHEN EARLY NEXT WEEK...


SUMMARY OF 500 PM AST...2100 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...21.9N 67.0W
ABOUT 250 MI...405 KM E OF GRAND TURK ISLAND
ABOUT 735 MI...1180 KM SSW OF BERMUDA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...50 MPH...85 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...ENE OR 60 DEGREES AT 6 MPH...10 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1003 MB...29.62 INCHES


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


DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK
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At 500 PM AST (2100 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Franklin was 
located near latitude 21.9 North, longitude 67.0 West. Franklin is 
moving toward the east-northeast near 6 mph (10 km/h), and this 
motion will continue through tonight.  A sharp turn toward the 
north, with an increase in forward speed is expected on Saturday, 
with a northward or north-northwestward motion over the western 
Atlantic continuing through early next week.

Maximum sustained winds are near 50 mph (85 km/h) with higher gusts.
Gradual strengthening is forecast, and Franklin will likely become 
a hurricane early next week.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 115 miles (185 km)
from the center.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 1003 mb (29.62 inches).


HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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None.


NEXT ADVISORY
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Next complete advisory at 1100 PM AST.

$$
Forecaster Kelly/Blake



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