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Tropical Storm FRANKLIN
ZCZC MIATCDAT2 ALL TTAA00 KNHC DDHHMM Tropical Storm Franklin Discussion Number 15 NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL072017 400 AM CDT Thu Aug 10 2017 The center of Franklin made landfall on the coast of eastern Mexico near 0500 UTC with maximum sustained winds near 75 kt based on Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter data. The cyclone is now weakening over land, and the initial intensity is reduced to a possibly generous 60 kt. Rapid weakening is expected as the low-level center moves into the mountains of Mexico over the next few hours, with the low-level circulation expected to dissipate within 24 h. The mid-level remnants of Franklin should reach the eastern Pacific in 24-36 h, and re-development is possible at that time. The initial motion is 260/13. A strong mid- to upper-level high pressure system should steer Franklin or its remnants generally westward across Mexico and over the Pacific during the next day or so. Franklin will continue to bring torrential rains with flash flooding and mud slides along its path, and these conditions could persist even after the low-level center dissipates. FORECAST POSITIONS AND MAX WINDS INIT 10/0900Z 19.9N 97.6W 60 KT 70 MPH...INLAND 12H 10/1800Z 19.6N 99.8W 30 KT 35 MPH...INLAND 24H 11/0600Z...DISSIPATED $$ Forecaster Beven NNNN