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HURRICANE FRANK ADVISORY NUMBER 22
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL EP072016
800 PM PDT TUE JUL 26 2016


...FRANK UNEXPECTEDLY STRENGTHENS A LITTLE MORE TONIGHT...



SUMMARY OF 800 PM PDT...0300 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...22.0N 118.7W ABOUT 565 MI...910 KM W OF THE SOUTHERN TIP OF BAJA CALIFORNIA MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...85 MPH...140 KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT...WNW OR 290 DEGREES AT 12 MPH...19 KM/H MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...979 MB...28.91 INCHES



WATCHES AND WARNINGS
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There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.



DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
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At 800 PM PDT (0300 UTC), the ragged eye of Hurricane Frank was located near latitude 22.0 North, longitude 118.7 West. Frank is moving toward the west-northwest near 12 mph (19 km/h), and this general motion is expected to continue for the next two days.

Satellite images indicate that the maximum sustained winds have increased to near 85 mph (140 km/h) with higher gusts. Little change in strength is expected during the next several hours, but a weakening trend should begin on Wednesday.

Frank is a small tropical cyclone. Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 25 miles (35 km) from the center, and tropical- storm-force winds extend outward up to 90 miles (150 km).

The estimated minimum central pressure is 979 mb (28.91 inches).



HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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None



NEXT ADVISORY
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Next complete advisory at 200 AM PDT.

$$ Forecaster Avila



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