Franklin continues to strengthen. Forecast to become a major hurricane early next week. 

Franklin continues to strengthen. Forecast to become a major hurricane early next week.

Franklin continues to strengthen. Storm is forecasted to become a major hurricane early next week.

Franklin continues to strengthen. Forecast to become a major hurricane early next week. 

Franklin continues to strengthen. Forecast to become a major hurricane early next week.

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BULLETIN
Hurricane Franklin Advisory Number  25
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL       AL082023
500 PM AST Sat Aug 26 2023

...FRANKLIN CONTINUES TO STRENGTHEN...
...FORECAST TO BECOME A MAJOR HURRICANE EARLY NEXT WEEK...


SUMMARY OF 500 PM AST...2100 UTC...INFORMATION
----------------------------------------------
LOCATION...23.8N 67.5W
ABOUT 280 MI...450 KM NE OF GRAND TURK ISLAND
ABOUT 610 MI...980 KM SSW OF BERMUDA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...85 MPH...140 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NNW OR 330 DEGREES AT 8 MPH...13 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...982 MB...29.00 INCHES


WATCHES AND WARNINGS
--------------------
There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.


DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK
----------------------
At 500 PM AST (2100 UTC), the center of Hurricane Franklin was
located near latitude 23.8 North, longitude 67.5 West. Franklin is
moving toward the north-northwest near 8 mph (13 km/h), and a
north-northwestward to northward motion is expected over the western
Atlantic through early next week.

Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 85 mph (140 km/h) 
with higher gusts.  Further strengthening is forecast, and Franklin
could become a major hurricane early next week.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 25 miles (35 km) from the
center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 140 miles
(220 km).

The estimated minimum central pressure is 982 mb (29.00 inches).


HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
----------------------
SURF:  Swells generated by Franklin are expected to begin affecting
Bermuda by Sunday night.  These swells are also likely to cause
life-threatening surf and rip current conditions late this weekend
into early next week along portions of the east coast of the United
States.  Please consult products from your local weather office.


NEXT ADVISORY
-------------
Next complete advisory at 1100 PM AST.

$$
Forecaster Kelly/Pasch

 

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