Tropical Storm Franklin Lasts Just 1 Day

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MIAMI, Aug. 14 (UPI) — Tropical storm Franklin came and went in just one day, U.S. forecasters said Saturday.

Franklin became the sixth named storm of the 2011 Atlantic Ocean hurricane season, the National Hurricane Center in Miami said in its 5 a.m. advisory. By 11 a.m. it had winds of up 45 mph but by its 11 p.m. advisory, the center said Franklin was petering out.

The remnants of Franklin still had maximum winds of 40 mph as it churned several hundred miles northeast of Bermuda but had lost its tropical cyclone characteristics and was not threatening any land masses, the center said.

It is expected to turn to the east Sunday and then to the southeast Monday as it weakens.

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