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Tropical Storm FRANKLIN


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TROPICAL STORM FRANKLIN INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER  21A
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
2 PM AST TUE JUL 26 2005
 
...FRANKLIN MOVING ERRATICALLY 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 2 PM AST...1800Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM FRANKLIN WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 32.3 NORTH... LONGITUDE 68.3 WEST OR ABOUT
210 MILES... 340 KM... WEST OF BERMUDA.
 
FRANKLIN IS MOVING ERRATICALLY TOWARD THE NORTH NEAR  6 MPH... 
9 KM/HR. SLOW AND SOMETIMES ERRATIC MOTION...INCLUDING SMALL
LOOPS...BUT IN A GENERAL NORTHWARD 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.
 
TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 105 MILES
...165 KM...MAINLY SOUTHEAST OF THE CENTER.
 
THE ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 1002 MB...29.59 INCHES.
 
RAINFALL TOTALS OF 2 TO 4 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE IN BERMUDA DURING THE
NEXT 24 TO 36 HOURS.
 
REPEATING THE 2 PM AST POSITION...32.3 N... 68.3 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...NORTH-NORTHEAST NEAR  6 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
WINDS... 40 MPH.  MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1002 MB.
 
THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER 
AT 5 PM AST.
 
FORECASTER STEWART
 
 
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