Earth Snapshot RSS Feed Twitter

Tropical Storm Frank Moving Away from Southwestern Coast of Mexico

15.2N 104.7W

August 25th, 2010 Category: Tropical Storms

Tropical Storm Frank (09E) - August 23rd, 2010

Tropical Storm Frank (09E) - August 23rd, 2010

Track of TS 09E - August 24th, 2010 © Univ. of Wisconsin

Track of TS 09E

The center of Tropical Storm Frank (09E) is located off the coast of Mexico, near latitude 16.0 North, longitude 102.9 West. Here, the western half of the system can be observed (open full image to see southern parts of storm).

Frank is moving toward the west-northwest, away from the Mexican shoreline, near 9 mph (15 km/hr) and this general motion is expected to continue during the next couple of days.

Maximum sustained winds are near 65 mph (100 km/hr) with higher gusts. Some strengthening is possible during the next day or two and Frank could become a hurricane by Wednesday. Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 65 miles (100 km) from the center. Estimated minimum central pressure is 992 mb (29.29 inches).

Leave a Reply