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Tropical Storm FRANKLIN


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TROPICAL STORM FRANKLIN ADVISORY NUMBER  30
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
5 PM AST THU JUL 28 2005

...FRANKLIN GETTING BETTER ORGANIZED AS IT ACCELERATES
NORTHEASTWARD...
...MAINLY A THREAT TO SHIPPING INTERESTS...
 
AT 5 PM AST...2100Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM FRANKLIN WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 37.6 NORTH... LONGITUDE 67.5 WEST OR ABOUT
395 MILES... 640 KM... NORTH-NORTHWEST OF BERMUDA AND ABOUT 525
MILES... 845 KM...SOUTH-SOUTHWEST OF HALIFAX NOVA SCOTIA.
 
FRANKLIN IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTHEAST NEAR 17 MPH...28 KM/HR...
AND THIS GENERAL MOTION...WITH A GRADUAL INCREASE IN FORWARD SPEED
...IS EXPECTED DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR  60 MPH... 95 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS. SOME SLIGHT STRENGTHENING IS POSSIBLE TONIGHT OR EARLY
FRIDAY...BEFORE WEAKENING BEGINS BY FRIDAY AFTERNOON.
 
TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO  90 MILES
...150 KM FROM THE CENTER.
 
THE ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS  997 MB...29.44 INCHES.

REPEATING THE 5 PM AST POSITION...37.6 N... 67.5 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...NORTHEAST NEAR 17 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
WINDS... 60 MPH.  MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE... 997 MB.
 
THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER 
AT 11 PM AST.
 
FORECASTER STEWART
 
 
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