Friday, July 22, 2005

TS Franklin Public Advisory 7

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BULLETIN
TROPICAL STORM FRANKLIN ADVISORY NUMBER 7
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
11 PM EDT FRI JUL 22 2005

...FRANKLIN CONTINUES MOVING NORTHWARD AWAY FROM THE BAHAMAS...

AT 11 PM EDT...0300Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM FRANKLIN WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 28.4 NORTH... LONGITUDE 76.5 WEST OR ABOUT
145 MILES... 230 KM... NORTH-NORTHEAST OF GREAT ABACO ISLAND IN THE
NORTHWESTERN BAHAMAS.

FRANKLIN IS MOVING JUST EAST OF DUE NORTH NEAR 8 MPH ...13 KM/HR. A
GRADUAL TURN TOWARD THE NORTHEAST IS EXPECTED DURING THE NEXT 24
HOURS.

REPORTS FROM AN AIR FORCE RESERVE UNIT RECONNAISSANCE AIRCRAFT
INDICATE THAT MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS REMAIN NEAR 50 MPH... 85
KM/HR...WITH HIGHER GUSTS. SOME STRENGTHENING IS FORECAST DURING
THE NEXT 24 HOURS.

DATA FROM THE AIRCRAFT INDICATE THAT TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS
EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 85 MILES... 140 KM... MAINLY TO THE EAST FROM
THE CENTER.

THE MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE REPORTED BY THE RECONNAISSANCE AIRCRAFT
WAS 1003 MB...29.62 INCHES.

REPEATING THE 11 PM EDT POSITION...28.4 N... 76.5 W. MOVEMENT
TOWARD...NORTH NEAR 8 MPH. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
WINDS... 50 MPH. MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1003 MB.

THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER AT
5 AM EDT.

FORECASTER KNABB

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