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Old August 22nd, 2010, 10:42 PM
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Statement as of 5:00 PM PDT on August 22, 2010

...Frank moving westward...

summary of 500 PM PDT...0000 UTC...information----------------------------------------------location...13.9n 96.3wabout 125 mi...200 km S of Puerto Angel Mexicoabout 140 mi...230 km SSE of Puerto Escondido Mexicomaximum sustained winds...60 mph...95 km/hrpresent movement...W or 270 degrees at 8 mph...13 km/hrminimum central pressure...1000 mb...29.53 inches

watches and warnings--------------------changes with this advisory...
none.
Summary of watches and warnings in effect...
a Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for...* the coast of Mexico from Puerto Angel westward to Acapulco
a tropical storm watch is in effect for...* the coast of Mexico from Acapulco westward to Tecpan de Galeana
a Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions areexpected somewhere within the warning area within 36 hours.
A tropical storm watch means that tropical storm conditions arepossible within the watch area...generally within 48 hours.
For storm information specific to your area...please monitorproducts issued by your National meteorological service.

Discussion and 48-hour outlook------------------------------at 500 PM PDT...0000 UTC...the center of Tropical Storm Frank waslocated near latitude 13.9 north...longitude 96.3 west. Frank ismoving toward the west near 8 mph...13 km/hr. A turn toward thewest-northwest is expected over the next couple of days. On theforecast track...Frank will be moving parallel to the coast ofsouthern Mexico through Tuesday.
Maximum sustained winds are near 60 mph...95 km/hr...with highergusts. Some strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours and Frank is expected to become a hurricane by late Monday.
Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 60 miles...95 kmfrom the center.
Estimated minimum central pressure is 1000 mb...29.53 inches.

Hazards affecting land----------------------wind...tropical storm conditions may approach the coast within thewarning area later today and Monday. Tropical storm conditionsare possible within the watch area by early Tuesday.
Rainfall...Frank is expected to produce total rain accumulations of3 to 6 inches along the southern coastal region of Mexico...withpossible isolated maximum amounts of 10 inches. These rainfallamounts may produce life threatening flash floods and mudslides.

Next advisory-------------next complete advisory...800 PM PDT.
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Old August 24th, 2010, 01:56 AM
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Statement as of 11:00 PM PDT on August 23, 2010

...Frank paralleling the coast of southern Mexico...

summary of 1100 PM PDT...0600 UTC...information-----------------------------------------------location...15.3n 100.5wabout 115 mi...190 km S of Acapulco Mexicoabout 180 mi...290 km SSE of Zihuatanejo Mexicomaximum sustained winds...50 mph...85 km/hrpresent movement...WNW or 290 degrees at 9 mph...15 km/hrminimum central pressure...1000 mb...29.53 inches

watches and warnings--------------------changes with this advisory...
none.
Summary of watches and warnings in effect...
a tropical storm watch is in effect for...* the coast of Mexico from Acapulco to Punta San Telmo
for storm information specific to your area outside the UnitedStates...please monitor products issued by your Nationalmeteorological service.

Discussion and 48-hour outlook------------------------------at 1100 PM PDT...0600 UTC...the center of Tropical Storm Frank waslocated near latitude 15.3 north...longitude 100.5 west. Frank ismoving toward the west-northwest near 9 mph...15 km/hr. A west-northwest motion is expected to continue during the next couple ofdays. On the forecast track...Frank is expected to move parallel tothe coast of southern and southwestern Mexico through Wednesday.
Maximum sustained winds are near 50 mph...85 km/hr...with highergusts. Little change in strength is likely through Tuesday...butsome slight strengthening is possible on Wednesday.
Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 60 miles...95 kmfrom the center.
Estimated minimum central pressure is 1000 mb...29.53 inches.

Hazards affecting land----------------------rainfall...total rain accumulations of 2 to 4 inches are possibleduring the next couple of days over portions of southeasternMexico...with possible isolated maximum amounts of 8 inches. Theserains could produce life-threatening flash floods and mud slides.

Next advisory-------------next complete advisory...200 am PDT.
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Statement as of 8:00 PM PDT on August 25, 2010

...Frank strengthens a little...

summary of 800 PM PDT...0300 UTC...information----------------------------------------------location...17.2n 107.5wabout 250 mi...405 km SSW of Cabo Corrientes Mexicoabout 425 mi...680 km SSE of the southern tip of Baja Californiamaximum sustained winds...80 mph...130 km/hrpresent movement...WNW or 285 degrees at 14 mph...22 km/hrminimum central pressure...984 mb...29.06 inches

watches and warnings--------------------there are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.

Discussion and 48-hour outlook------------------------------at 800 PM PDT...0300 UTC...the center of Hurricane Frank was locatednear latitude 17.2 north...longitude 107.5 west. Frank is movingtoward the west-northwest near 14 mph...22 km/hr...and this motionis expected to continue for the next day or so. A reduction inforward speed is likely to occur on Friday.
Maximum sustained winds are near 80 mph...130 km/hr...with highergusts. Frank is a category one hurricane on the Saffir-Simpsonhurricane wind scale. Little change in strength is forecast duringthe next day or so. However...weakening is expected to begin onFriday as Frank moves over cooler water.
Hurricane force winds extend outward up to 15 miles...30 km...fromthe center...and tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 70miles...110 km.
Estimated minimum central pressure is 984 mb...29.06 inches.

Hazards affecting land----------------------none.

Next advisory-------------next complete advisory...200 am PDT.
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Statement as of 8:00 PM PDT on August 27, 2010

...Frank rapidly weakening...

summary of 800 PM PDT...0300 UTC...information----------------------------------------------location...19.8n 112.6wabout 275 mi...445 km SW of the southern tip of Baja Californiamaximum sustained winds...50 mph...85 km/hrpresent movement...NW or 325 degrees at 7 mph...11 km/hrminimum central pressure...999 mb...29.50 inches

watches and warnings--------------------there are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.

Discussion and 48-hour outlook------------------------------at 800 PM PDT...0300 UTC...the center of Tropical Storm Frank waslocated near latitude 19.8 north...longitude 112.6 west. Frank ismoving toward the north-northwest near 5 mph...7 km/hr. A gradualturn toward the north and north-northeast is expected during thenext 48 hours.
Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 50 mph...85km/hr...with higher gusts. Additional weakening is forecast duringthe next 48 hours and the cyclone is expected to degenerate into aremnant low by Sunday.
Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 45 miles...75 kmfrom the center.
Estimated minimum central pressure is 999 mb...29.50 inches.

Hazards affecting land----------------------none.

Next advisory-------------next complete advisory...200 am PDT.
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