The formation of Tropical Storm Frank makes the storm the sixth named storm of July and in the 2016 Pacific Hurricane Season, expected to be above average.
The center of Tropical Storm Frank was located near latitude 14.9 North, longitude 104.0 West. Frank is moving toward the northwest near 14 mph (22 km/h). A northwestward motion with a gradual decrease in forward speed is expected during the next few days.
Satellite data indicate that maximum sustained winds are near 45 mph (75 km/h) with higher gusts. Strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours, and Frank could become a hurricane by Friday night or Saturday.
Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 60 miles (95 km) from the center.
The estimated minimum central pressure is 1005 mb (29.68 inches).
There are currently no coastal warnings issued however extreme southern Baja California Sur should monitor
the progress of Frank.
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