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Tropical Storm FRANKLIN


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TROPICAL STORM FRANKLIN ADVISORY NUMBER   6
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
5 PM EDT FRI JUL 22 2005

...FRANKLIN CONTINUES TO MOVE NORTHWARD AWAY FROM THE BAHAMAS...
 
AT 5 PM EDT...2100Z...THE GOVERNMENT OF THE BAHAMAS HAS DISCONTINUED
ALL TROPICAL STORM WARNING FOR THE BAHAMAS.
 
FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA...INCLUDING POSSIBLE
INLAND WATCHES AND WARNINGS...PLEASE MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED
BY YOUR LOCAL WEATHER OFFICE.
 
AT 5 PM EDT...2100Z...THE POORLY-DEFINED CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM
FRANKLIN WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 27.8 NORTH... LONGITUDE  76.7
WEST OR ABOUT  100 MILES... 160 KM... NORTH-NORTHEAST OF GREAT
ABACO ISLAND.
 
FRANKLIN IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTH NEAR  9 MPH...15 KM/HR...AND
THIS GENERAL MOTION IS FORECAST TO CONTINUE TONIGHT...WITH A 
GRADUAL TURN TOWARD THE NORTHEAST EXPECTED ON SATURDAY. ON THIS
TRACK...FRANKLIN WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE AWAY FROM THE NORTHWESTERN
BAHAMAS AND THE FLORIDA EAST COAST. HOWEVER...FRANKLIN IS A SMALL
TROPICAL STORM...SO SOME ERRATIC MOTION WILL BE POSSIBLE AT TIMES.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR  50 MPH... 85 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS. SOME SLOW STRENGTHENING IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS.
 
TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO  50 MILES
... 85 KM...MAINLY EAST AND SOUTHEAST OF THE CENTER.
 
THE ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 1007 MB...29.74 INCHES.
 
FRANKLIN MAY PRODUCE ADDITIONAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 1 TO 2 INCHES
OVER THE NORTHERNMOST BAHAMAS DURING THE NEXT 12 HOURS OR SO.
 
REPEATING THE 5 PM EDT POSITION...27.8 N... 76.7 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...NORTH NEAR  9 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
WINDS... 50 MPH.  MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1007 MB.
 
THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER 
AT 11 PM EDT.
 
FORECASTER STEWART
 
 
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