TROPICAL STORM FRANKLIN STRENGTHENS WARNNGS CONTINUE FOR YUCATAN
TROPICAL STORM FRANKLIN STRENGTHENS
TROPICAL STORM WARNINGS FOR YUCATAN & BELIZE
Latest satellite loops continue to show Tropical Storm Franklni gaining strength. Top winds are now 60 mph as Tropical Storm Franklin continues to move on a steady west northwest coast. It will make landfall early Tuesday morning along the coast on the Yucatan Peninsula.
…FRANKLIN CONTINUES TO GRADUALLY STRENGTHEN…
SUMMARY OF 1000 AM CDT…1500 UTC…INFORMATION
ABOUT 205 MI…330 KM E OF BELIZE CITY
ABOUT 215 MI…350 KM ESE OF CHETUMAL MEXICO
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…60 MPH…95 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT…WNW OR 300 DEGREES AT 14 MPH…22 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…999 MB…29.50 INCHES
WATCHES AND WARNINGS
CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:
SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:
A Hurricane Watch is in effect for…
* The coast of Mexico from Chetumal to Punta Allen
A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for…
* Belize City northward to the border of Mexico
* The coast of Mexico from Chetumal to Campeche
A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for…
* The coast of Mexico from Campeche to Sabancuy
A Hurricane Watch means that hurricane conditions are possible
within the watch area, in this case within the next 24 hours.
A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are
expected somewhere within the warning area, in this case within
A Tropical Storm Watch means that tropical storm conditions are
possible within the watch area.
Interests elsewhere around the Bay of Campeche should monitor the
progress of this system.
For storm information specific to your area, please monitor
products issued by your national meteorological service.
DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
At 1000 AM CDT (1500 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Franklin was
located near latitude 17.7 North, longitude 85.1 West. Franklin is
moving toward the west-northwest near 14 mph (22 km/h), and this
general motion is expected to continue over the next 48 hours. On
the forecast track, the center of Franklin will be near the east
coast of the Yucatan peninsula by this evening. Franklin is then
expected to move across the Yucatan Peninsula tonight and on
Maximum sustained winds are near 60 mph (95 km/h) with higher gusts.
Strengthening is forecast until the center reaches the east coast
of the Yucatan peninsula, and Franklin could be near hurricane
strength by the time landfall occurs this evening or tonight. Some
weakening is likely while the system moves across the Yucatan
Peninsula on Tuesday.
Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 140 miles (220 km)
from the center.
The estimated minimum central pressure is 999 mb (29.50 inches).
HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
RAINFALL: Rainfall amounts of 3 to 6 inches, with isolated amounts
of around 12 inches, are possible across the Yucatan Peninsula of
Mexico and Belize through Wednesday, with the highest amounts over
the Mexican state of Quintana Roo. These rains could produce
life-threatening flash floods.
WIND: Hurricane conditions are possible in the Hurricane Watch
area by this evening. Tropical Storm conditions are expected to
begin in portions of the warning area this afternoon or evening.
Tropical Storm conditions are possible in the watch area in Mexico
STORM SURGE: A dangerous storm surge will raise water levels by
as much as 2 to 4 feet above normal tide levels along the immediate
coast near and to the north of where the center makes landfall.
Near the coast, the surge will be accompanied by large and
Once Tropical Storm Franklin moves back into the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday it may strengthen to the season’s first hurricane before making landfall again on Thursday along the Southeast coast of Mexico. Franklin is no threat to the United States.
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