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Tropical Storm FRANKLIN


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TROPICAL STORM FRANKLIN INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER   5A
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
2 PM EDT FRI JUL 22 2005
 
...FRANKLIN MOVING NORTHWARD AWAY FROM THE NORTHWESTERN BAHAMAS...
 
A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR THE NORTHWESTERN BAHAMAS
FOR ELEUTHERA...THE ABACOS...AND GRAND BAHAMA ISLAND. THIS WARNING
WILL LIKELY BE DISCONTINUED LATER TODAY.

FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA...INCLUDING POSSIBLE
INLAND WATCHES AND WARNINGS...PLEASE MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED
BY YOUR LOCAL WEATHER OFFICE.
 
AT 2 PM EDT...1800Z...THE POORLY-DEFINED CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM
FRANKLIN WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 27.4 NORTH... LONGITUDE 76.7
WEST OR ABOUT 70 MILES... 110 KM... NORTHEAST OF MARSH HARBOR ON
GREAT ABACO ISLAND.
 
FRANKLIN IS NOW MOVING TOWARD THE NORTH NEAR  9 MPH... 15 KM/HR.  
THIS GENERAL MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS.
ON THIS TRACK...FRANKLIN WILL GRADUALLY MOVE AWAY FROM THE
NORTHWESTERN BAHAMAS AND THE FLORIDA EAST COAST. HOWEVER...SINCE
FRANLIN IS A SMALL TROPICAL STORM...SOME ERRATIC MOTION IS STILL
POSSIBLE.
 
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  35 MILES
... 55 KM MAINLY TO THE EAST OF THE CENTER.
 
THE ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 1007 MB...29.74 INCHES.
 
FRANKLIN MAY PRODUCE RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 2 TO 4 INCHES OVER THE
NORTHERN BAHAMAS DURING THE NEXT 12 HOURS.
 
REPEATING THE 2 PM EDT POSITION...27.4 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 5 PM EDT.
 
FORECASTER STEWART
 
 
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