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Tropical Storm FRANK


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TROPICAL STORM FRANK ADVISORY NUMBER   4
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL     EP092010
800 AM PDT SUN AUG 22 2010
 
...DEPRESSION BECOMES TROPICAL STORM FRANK...TROPICAL STORM WARNING
ISSUED FOR THE COAST OF MEXICO...
 
 
SUMMARY OF 800 AM PDT...1500 UTC...INFORMATION
----------------------------------------------
LOCATION...14.0N 95.3W
ABOUT 140 MI...230 KM SE OF PUERTO ANGEL MEXICO
ABOUT 175 MI...280 KM SE OF PUERTO ESCONDIDO MEXICO
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...45 MPH...75 KM/HR
PRESENT MOVEMENT...W OR 270 DEGREES AT 7 MPH...11 KM/HR
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1002 MB...29.59 INCHES
 
 
WATCHES AND WARNINGS
--------------------
CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY...
 
THE GOVERNMENT OF MEXICO HAS ISSUED A TROPICAL STORM WARNING FOR THE
COAST OF MEXICO FROM PUERTO ANGEL WESTWARD TO PUNTA MALDONADO.
 
THE GOVERNMENT OF MEXICO HAS ISSUED A TROPICAL STORM WATCH FOR THE
COAST OF MEXICO FROM PUNTA MALDONADO WESTWARD TO TECPAN DE GALEANA.
 
SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT...
 
A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR...
* THE COAST OF MEXICO FROM PUERTO ANGEL WESTWARD TO PUNTA MALDONADO
 
A TROPICAL STORM WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR...
* THE COAST OF MEXICO FROM SALINA CRUZ WESTWARD TO PUERTO ANGEL
* THE COAST OF MEXICO FROM PUNTA MALDONADO WESTWARD TO TECPAN DE
GALEANA
 
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.
 
FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA...PLEASE MONITOR
PRODUCTS ISSUED BY YOUR NATIONAL METEOROLOGICAL SERVICE.
 
 
DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
------------------------------
AT 800 AM PDT...1500 UTC...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM FRANK WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 14.0 NORTH...LONGITUDE 95.3 WEST.  FRANK IS
MOVING TOWARD THE WEST NEAR 7 MPH...11 KM/HR.  A TURN TOWARD THE
WEST-NORTHWEST AND A GRADUAL INCREASE IN FORWARD SPEED ARE EXPECTED
OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS.  ON THE FORECAST TRACK...FRANK WILL BE
MOVING PARALLEL TO THE COAST OF SOUTHERN MEXICO THROUGH TUESDAY.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS HAVE INCREASED TO NEAR 45 MPH...75 KM/HR...
WITH HIGHER GUSTS.  SOME ADDITIONAL STRENGTHENING IS FORECAST DURING
THE NEXT 48 HOURS...AND FRANK COULD BECOME A HURRICANE BY MONDAY
NIGHT OR TUESDAY.
 
TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 35 MILES...55 KM
FROM THE CENTER.
 
ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 1002 MB...29.59 INCHES.
 
 
HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
----------------------
WIND...TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS MAY APPROACH THE COAST WITHIN THE
WARNING AREA LATER TODAY AND MONDAY.  TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS
ARE POSSIBLE WITHIN THE WATCH AREA FROM SALINA CRUZ TO PUERTO ANGEL
TODAY...AND IN THE WATCH AREA FROM PUNTA MALDONADO TO TECPAN DE
GALEANA BY LATE MONDAY.
 
RAINFALL...FRANK IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE TOTAL RAIN ACCUMULATIONS OF
3 TO 6 INCHES ALONG THE SOUTHERN COASTAL REGION OF MEXICO...WITH
POSSIBLE ISOLATED MAXIMUM AMOUNTS OF 10 INCHES.  THESE RAINFALL
AMOUNTS MAY PRODUCE LIFE THREATENING FLASH FLOODS AND MUDSLIDES.
 
 
NEXT ADVISORY
-------------
NEXT INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY...1100 AM PDT.
NEXT COMPLETE ADVISORY...200 PM PDT.
 
$$
FORECASTER BRENNAN
 
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