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TROPICAL STORM FRANK ADVISORY NUMBER   7
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL       EP072016
300 AM MDT SAT JUL 23 2016

...FRANK NOT A HURRICANE YET BUT MOST LIKELY TO BE ONE LATER
TODAY OR SUNDAY...


SUMMARY OF 300 AM MDT...0900 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...18.5N 109.8W
ABOUT 360 MI...580 KM W OF MANZANILLO MEXICO
ABOUT 305 MI...490 KM S OF THE SOUTHERN TIP OF BAJA CALIFORNIA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...65 MPH...100 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...WNW OR 300 DEGREES AT 8 MPH...13 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...996 MB...29.42 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 300 AM MDT (0900 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Frank was
located near latitude 18.5 North, longitude 109.8 West. Frank is
moving toward the west-northwest near 8 mph (13 km/h), and this
motion is expected to continue with some decrease in forward speed
during the next couple of days. On the forecast track, the center
of Frank will be passing well south of the Baja California peninsula
during the next several hours, and will be near Socorro Island later
today.

Maximum sustained winds remain near 65 mph (100 km/h) with higher
gusts.  Frank is forecast to become a hurricane later today or
Sunday.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 90 miles (150 km)
from the center.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 996 mb (29.42 inches).


HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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SURF:  Swells associated with Frank are probably already affecting
the coasts of the southern Baja California peninsula and the state
of Sinaloa. These swells could cause life-threatening surf and rip
currents. Please consult products from your local weather office.


NEXT ADVISORY
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Next complete advisory at 900 AM MDT.

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Forecaster Avila