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TROPICAL STORM FRANK ADVISORY NUMBER   8
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL       EP072016
900 AM MDT SAT JUL 23 2016

...FRANK CONTINUES MOVING WEST-NORTHWESTWARD...


SUMMARY OF 900 AM MDT...1500 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...18.8N 110.2W
ABOUT 385 MI...620 KM W OF MANZANILLO MEXICO
ABOUT 285 MI...455 KM S OF THE SOUTHERN TIP OF BAJA CALIFORNIA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...65 MPH...100 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...WNW OR 295 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 900 AM MDT (1500 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Frank was
located near latitude 18.8 North, longitude 110.2 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 could become a hurricane on Sunday, with weakening
likely on Monday.

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 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 300 PM MDT.

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Forecaster Blake