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Tropical Storm FRANKLIN


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TROPICAL STORM FRANKLIN ADVISORY NUMBER  22
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
5 PM AST TUE JUL 26 2005

...FRANKLIN WOBBLING NORTH-NORTHEASTWARD TO THE WEST OF BERMUDA...
 
A TROPICAL STORM WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR BERMUDA.
 
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 AST...2100Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM FRANKLIN WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 32.3 NORTH... LONGITUDE 68.2 WEST OR ABOUT
200 MILES... 320 KM... WEST OF BERMUDA.
 
FRANKLIN IS MOVING ERRATICALLY TOWARD THE NORTH-NORTHEAST NEAR  
6 MPH...9 KM/HR.  SLOW AND SOMETIMES ERRATIC MOTION...INCLUDING
SMALL LOOPS...BUT IN A NORTH TO NORTHEASTWARD DIRECTION...CAN BE
EXPECTED DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR  40 MPH... 65 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS. SOME FLUCTUATIONS IN STRENGTH ARE POSSIBLE DURING THE NEXT
24 HOURS. WITHIN THE PAST COUPLE OF HOURS...A SHIP LOCATED ABOUT 80
MILES SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF BERMUDA REPORTED SUSTAINED WINDS OF 36 MPH
...WHILE A GUST TO 37 MPH WAS REPORTED ON BERMUDA IN A RAIN SQUALL.
 
TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 105 MILES
...165 KM...MAINLY EAST THROUGH SOUTH OF THE CENTER.
 
THE ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 1002 MB...29.59 INCHES.
 
RAINFALL TOTALS OF 1 TO 3 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE IN BERMUDA DURING THE
NEXT 24 TO 36 HOURS.
 
REPEATING THE 5 PM AST POSITION...32.3 N... 68.2 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...NORTH-NORTHEAST NEAR  6 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
WINDS... 40 MPH.  MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1002 MB.
 
AN INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL
HURRICANE CENTER AT 8 PM AST FOLLOWED BY THE NEXT
COMPLETE ADVISORY AT 11 PM AST.
 
FORECASTER STEWART
 
 
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