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Tropical Storm Franklin Public Advisory



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Tropical Storm Franklin Advisory Number  22
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL       AL082023
1100 PM AST Fri Aug 25 2023

...FRANKLIN STRENGTHENS...


SUMMARY OF 1100 PM AST...0300 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...22.4N 66.2W
ABOUT 320 MI...515 KM ENE OF GRAND TURK ISLAND
ABOUT 690 MI...1110 KM S OF BERMUDA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...60 MPH...95 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...ENE OR 60 DEGREES AT 8 MPH...13 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...996 MB...29.42 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 1100 PM AST (0300 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Franklin was 
located near latitude 22.4 North, longitude 66.2 West. Franklin is 
moving toward the east-northeast near 8 mph (13 km/h). A sharp turn 
toward the north is expected on Saturday, followed by a northward to 
north-northwestward motion over the western Atlantic through early 
next week.

Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 60 mph (95 km/h) with 
higher gusts. Gradual strengthening is forecast during the next day 
or so, followed by more significant strengthening on Sunday and 
Monday. Franklin is forecast to become a hurricane by early next 
week.

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

The estimated minimum central pressure based on dropsonde data from 
the Air Force Hurricane Hunters is 996 mb (29.42 inches).


HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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None.


NEXT ADVISORY
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Next complete advisory at 500 AM AST.

$$
Forecaster Reinhart



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