Franklin developed from Tropical Depression Six near the Bahamas.
Franklin track on SST image of Atlantic Ocean from 21
July (276 Kb)
This image represents the average composite sea surface temperature (SST)
derived from NOAA satellite AVHRR data over the 3 days ending 21 July 2005.
The averaging is done to remove clouds. The temperature scale for SST is 22C
to 32C. The track of Franklin is overlaid on this image.