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Tropical Storm Franklin Advisory Number 3
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL072017
500 AM EDT Mon Aug 07 2017
...FRANKLIN GRADUALLY GETTING BETTER ORGANIZED...
...HURRICANE WATCH ISSUED FOR A PORTION OF THE YUCATAN COAST...
SUMMARY OF 500 AM EDT...0900 UTC...INFORMATION
ABOUT 285 MI...460 KM ESE OF CHETUMAL MEXICO
ABOUT 265 MI...425 KM E OF BELIZE CITY
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...45 MPH...75 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...WNW OR 300 DEGREES AT 13 MPH...20 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1005 MB...29.68 INCHES
WATCHES AND WARNINGS
CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:
The government of Mexico has issued a Hurricane Watch for a portion
of the eastern Yucatan peninsula from Chetumal to Punta Allen.
SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:
A Hurricane Watch is in effect for...
* The coast of Mexico from Chetumal to Punta Allen
A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for...
* The coast of Mexico from Chetumal to Campeche
A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for...
* Belize City northward to the border of Mexico
* The coast of Mexico from Campeche to Sabancuy
A Hurricane Watch means that hurricane conditions are possible
within the watch area, in this case within the next 24 hours.
A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are
expected somewhere within the warning area, in this case within
A Tropical Storm Watch means that tropical storm conditions are
possible within the watch area.
Interests elsewhere around the Bay of Campeche should monitor the
progress of this system.
For storm information specific to your area, please monitor
products issued by your national meteorological service.
DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
At 500 AM EDT (0900 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Franklin was
located near latitude 17.1 North, longitude 84.2 West. Franklin is
moving toward the west-northwest near 13 mph (20 km/h) and this
general motion is expected to continue over the next 48 hours. On
the forecast track, the center of Franklin will pass well north of
Honduras today, then approach the east coast of the Yucatan
peninsula by late afternoon. Franklin is then expected to move
across the Yucatan Peninsula tonight and on Tuesday.
Maximum sustained winds are near 45 mph (75 km/h) with higher gusts.
Strengthening is forecast until the center reaches the eastern coast
of the Yucatan peninsula, and Franklin could be near hurricane
strength by the time landfall occurs this evening.
Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 140 miles (220 km)
from the center.
The estimated minimum central pressure is 1005 mb (29.68 inches).
HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
RAINFALL: Rainfall amounts of 3 to 6 inches, with isolated amounts
of around 12 inches, are possible across the Yucatan Peninsula of
Mexico and Belize through Wednesday. These rains could produce
life-threatening flash floods.
WIND: Hurricane conditions are possible in the Hurricane Watch
area by this evening. Tropical Storm conditions are expected to
begin in portions of the warning area this afternoon. Tropical
Storm conditions are possible in portions of the watch area in
Belize by late afternoon. Tropical Storm conditions are possible in
the watch area in Mexico on Tuesday.
Next intermediate advisory at 800 AM EDT.
Next complete advisory at 1100 AM EDT.