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Tropical Storm FRANK


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TROPICAL STORM FRANK ADVISORY NUMBER   9
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL     EP092010
200 PM PDT MON AUG 23 2010
 
...FRANK WEAKENS A LITTLE MORE...
 
 
SUMMARY OF 200 PM PDT...2100 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...14.9N 99.3W
ABOUT 105 MI...175 KM SSW OF PUNTO MALDONADO MEXICO
ABOUT 145 MI...230 KM SSE OF ACAPULCO MEXICO
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...50 MPH...85 KM/HR
PRESENT MOVEMENT...WNW OR 285 DEGREES AT 9 MPH...15 KM/HR
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1000 MB...29.53 INCHES
 
 
WATCHES AND WARNINGS
--------------------
CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY...
 
NONE.
 
SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT...
 
A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR...
* THE COAST OF MEXICO FROM LAGUNAS DE CHACAHUA WESTWARD TO
ZIHUATANEJO
 
A TROPICAL STORM WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR...
* THE COAST OF MEXICO FROM WEST OF ZIHUATANEJO TO PUNTA SAN TELMO
 
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 200 PM PDT...2100 UTC...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM FRANK WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 14.9 NORTH...LONGITUDE 99.3 WEST. FRANK IS
MOVING TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST NEAR 9 MPH...15 KM/HR. A GENERAL
MOTION TO THE WEST-NORTHWEST...ACCOMPANIED BY SOME FLUCTUATIONS IN
FORWARD SPEED...IS EXPECTED FOR THE COUPLE OF DAYS. ON THE FORECAST
TRACK...FRANK SHOULD REMAIN ON A TRACK PARALLEL TO THE COAST OF
CENTRAL MEXICO THROUGH WEDNESDAY.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 50 MPH...85 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS.  SOME FLUCTUATIONS IN STRENGTH WILL BE POSSIBLE FOR THE NEXT
DAY OR SO...BUT GRADUAL STRENGTHENING IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON
WEDNESDAY. CONDITIONS COULD BECOME MORE FAVORABLE FOR FRANK TO
STRENGTHEN INTO A HURRICANE BY WEDNESDAY.
 
TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 60 MILES...95 KM
FROM THE CENTER.
 
ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 1000 MB...29.53 INCHES.
 
 
HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
----------------------
WIND...TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS COULD APPROACH THE COAST WITHIN
THE WARNING AREA ON TUESDAY.
 
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 MUD SLIDES.
 
 
NEXT ADVISORY
-------------
NEXT INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY...500 PM PDT.
NEXT COMPLETE ADVISORY...800 PM PDT.
 
$$
FORECASTER STEWART
 
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