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Tropical Storm FRANKLIN


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TROPICAL STORM FRANKLIN ADVISORY NUMBER  23
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
11 PM AST TUE JUL 26 2005

...FRANKLIN CONTINUES DRIFTING ERRATICALLY 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 11 PM AST...0300Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM FRANKLIN WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 32.4 NORTH...LONGITUDE  68.6 WEST OR ABOUT 
220 MILES... 355 KM...WEST OF BERMUDA.
 
FRANKLIN HAS BEEN DRIFTING TOWARD THE NORTHWEST FOR THE PAST FEW
HOURS.  A SLOW AND ERRATIC MOTION TOWARD THE NORTH IS EXPECTED TO
BEGIN ON WEDNESDAY.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR  40 MPH... 65 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS.  UPPER-LEVEL WINDS ARE GRADUALLY BECOMING MORE FAVORABLE FOR
DEVELOPMENT...AND SOME SLOW STRENGTHENING IS POSSIBLE DURING THE
NEXT 24 HOURS.
 
TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 105 MILES
...165 KM TO THE SOUTH AND EAST OF THE CENTER.
 
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 11 PM AST POSITION...32.4 N... 68.6 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...DRIFTING NORTHWEST.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
WINDS... 40 MPH.  MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1002 MB.
 
AN INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL
HURRICANE CENTER AT 2 AM AST FOLLOWED BY THE NEXT
COMPLETE ADVISORY AT 5 AM AST.
 
FORECASTER BEVEN
 
 
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