Franklin makes 2nd Mexico landfall as 85 mph Cat 1 hurricane

Written by on August 10, 2017 in North and South America, Summer 2017, Tropical with 0 Comments

As expected, Franklin became the Atlantic’s first hurricane of 2017 over the Bay of Campeche before making a second landfall in the state of Veracruz with maximum winds of 85 mph.

Franklin quickly weakened after landfall with circulation structure torn apart by the high topography of central Mexico. Despite the rapid weakening, the remnants of Franklin continues to bring very heavy flooding rainfall with mudslides a real concern particularly over the mountains.

Current position appears to be almost directly over Mexico City as of this writing.

Credit: weather.com

Heaviest rain now transferring into west-central Mexico.

Credit: weather.com

Credit: weather.com

Franklin may be gone in it’s own right but may seed development or enhancement in the East Pacific.

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