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Tropical Storm FRANK


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TROPICAL STORM FRANK INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER   8A
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL   EP092010
1100 AM PDT MON AUG 23 2010
 
...FRANK WEAKENS SLIGHTLY OFF THE COAST OF MEXICO...
 
 
SUMMARY OF 1100 AM PDT...1800 UTC...INFORMATION
-----------------------------------------------
LOCATION...14.8N 98.7W
ABOUT 110 MI...175 KM S OF PUNTO MALDONADO MEXICO
ABOUT 160 MI...260 KM SSE OF ACAPULCO MEXICO
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...55 MPH...90 KM/HR
PRESENT MOVEMENT...WNW OR 285 DEGREES AT 8 MPH...13 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 1100 AM PDT...1800 UTC...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM FRANK WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 14.8 NORTH...LONGITUDE 98.7 WEST. FRANK IS
MOVING ERRATICALLY TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST NEAR 8 MPH...13 KM/HR.
A GENERAL MOTION TO THE WEST-NORTHWEST...ACCOMPANIED BY SOME
FLUCTUATIONS IN FORWARD SPEED...IS EXPECTED FOR THE NEXT DAY OR SO.
ON THE FORECAST TRACK...FRANK SHOULD MOVE PARALLEL TO THE COAST OF
SOUTHERN MEXICO THROUGH WEDNESDAY.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 55 MPH...90 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS.  SOME FLUCTUATIONS IN STRENGTH WILL BE POSSIBLE TODAY...BUT
STEADY STRENGTHENING IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON TUESDAY. IT IS STILL
POSSIBLE THAT FRANK COULD REACH HURRICANE STRENGTH AS EARLY AS LATE
TUESDAY NIGHT.
 
TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 45 MILES...75 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 COMPLETE ADVISORY...200 PM PDT.
 
$$
FORECASTER STEWART
 
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