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Hurricane Franklin Intermediate Advisory Number 13A
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL072017
700 PM CDT Wed Aug 09 2017
...STRENGTHENING HURRICANE FRANKLIN HEADING FOR THE COAST OF
...WEATHER SHOULD BEGIN TO DETERIORATE SOON...
SUMMARY OF 700 PM CDT...0000 UTC...INFORMATION
ABOUT 135 MI...220 KM ESE OF TUXPAN MEXICO
ABOUT 90 MI...140 KM NE OF VERACRUZ MEXICO
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...85 MPH...140 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...W OR 270 DEGREES AT 12 MPH...19 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...983 MB...29.03 INCHES
WATCHES AND WARNINGS
CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:
SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:
A Hurricane Warning is in effect for...
* The coast of Mexico from Puerto de Veracruz to Cabo Rojo
A Hurricane Watch is in effect for...
* The coast of Mexico north of Cabo Rojo to Rio Panuco
A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for...
* The coast of Mexico south of Puerto de Veracruz to Puerto Dos
* The coast of Mexico north of Cabo Rojo to Barra del Tordo
A Hurricane Warning means that hurricane conditions are expected
somewhere within the warning area. Preparations to protect life and
property should be rushed to completion.
A Hurricane Watch means that hurricane conditions are possible
within the watch area.
A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are
expected somewhere within the warning area.
For storm information specific to your area, please monitor products
issued by your national meteorological service.
DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
At 700 PM CDT (0000 UTC), the center of Hurricane Franklin was
located near latitude 20.2 North, longitude 95.4 West. Franklin
is moving toward the west near 12 mph (19 km/h), and this general
motion is expected to continue for the next day or so. On the
forecast track, the center of Franklin is expected to cross the
coast of the Mexican state of Veracruz later tonight or early
An Air Force plane is approaching the hurricane and preliminary
reports indicate that the maximum sustained winds have increased
to near 85 mph (140 km/h) with higher gusts. Some additional
strengthening is expected until the center crosses the coast. Rapid
weakening is expected after landfall in Mexico.
Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 35 miles (55 km) from
the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 140
miles (220 km).
The estimated minimum central pressure just reported by an Air Force
plane was 983 mb (29.03 inches).
HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
RAINFALL: Rainfall totals of 4 to 8 inches with isolated maximum
amounts of 15 inches are possible across the Mexican states of
Tabasco, northern Veracruz, northern Puebla, Tlaxacala, Hidalgo,
Queretar and eastern San Luis Potosi in eastern Mexico. These rains
will be capable of producing life-threatening flash floods and
WIND: Hurricane conditions are expected to reach the coast within
the Hurricane Warning area tonight. Preparations to protect life
and property should be rushed to completion.
Tropical storm conditions are expected across portions of the
Tropical Storm Warning area along the southern shore of the Bay of
Campeche through tonight. Hurricane conditions are possible within
the Hurricane Watch area tonight. Tropical storm conditions are
expected within the Tropical Storm Warning area in eastern Mexico by
STORM SURGE: A dangerous storm surge will raise water levels by
as much as 4 to 6 feet above normal tide levels along the
immediate coast near and to the north of where the center makes
landfall in the Hurricane Warning area. Near the coast, the
surge will be accompanied by large and destructive waves.
Next complete advisory at 1000 PM CDT.