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WTPZ32 KNHC 261502
TCPEP2

BULLETIN
HURRICANE FRANK ADVISORY NUMBER  20
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL       EP072016
800 AM PDT TUE JUL 26 2016

...FRANK BECOMES A HURRICANE, THE FIFTH ONE IN JULY...


SUMMARY OF 800 AM PDT...1500 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...21.2N 116.6W
ABOUT 445 MI...715 KM WSW OF THE SOUTHERN TIP OF BAJA CALIFORNIA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...75 MPH...120 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...WNW OR 290 DEGREES AT 9 MPH...15 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...989 MB...29.21 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 AM PDT (1500 UTC), the eye of Hurricane Frank was located
near latitude 21.2 North, longitude 116.6 West.  Frank is moving
toward the west-northwest at 9 mph (15 km/h) and this general
motion is expected to continue for the next couple of days.

Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 75 mph (120 km/h)
with higher gusts.  Little change in strength is expected today, and
weakening is expected to begin on Wednesday.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 25 miles (35 km) from the
center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 80 miles
(130 km).

The estimated minimum central pressure is 989 mb (29.21 inches).


HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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None


NEXT ADVISORY
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Next complete advisory at 200 PM PDT.

$$
Forecaster Blake