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Hurricane Ivan Advisory 10/09/2004 8 am

Hurricane Ivan Intermediate Advisory
National Hurricane Center Miami Fl
8 am AST Fri Sep 10 2004

...Powerful Ivan continues to move toward Jamaica...

A hurricane warning remains in effect for Jamaica and the Cayman Islands.

A hurricane watch and a tropical storm warning remain in effect for the entire southwest peninsula of Haiti from the border of the Dominican Republic westward...Including port au prince.

A hurricane watch and a tropical storm warning are in effect for the Dominican Republic from Barahona to Perdenales. A tropical storm watch remains in effect for the southwestern coast of the Dominican Republic from Palenque westward to Barahona.

A hurricane watch is in effect for central and eastern Cuba from Matanzas eastward. Tropical storm or hurricane warnings may be required for portions of eastern Cuba later this morning.

Interests in central and western Caribbean sea should closely monitor the progress of dangerous hurricane Ivan.

At 8 am AST...1200z...The eye of hurricane Ivan was located near latitude 16.3 north...Longitude 74.7 west or about 165 miles...270 km...Southeast of Kingston Jamaica.

Ivan is moving toward the west-northwest near 13 mph...20 km/hr. This motion is expected to bring the center of Ivan to near Jamaica tonight.

Maximum sustained winds remain near 145 mph...230 km/hr...With higher gusts. Stronger winds...Especially in gusts...Are likely over elevated terrain. Some fluctuations in intensity are likely and Ivan could become even stronger as it nears Jamaica.

Hurricane force winds extend outward up to 50 miles... 85 km...From the center...And tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 175 miles...280 km.

The latest minimum central pressure reported by a reconaaissance plane was 934 mb...27.58 inches.

Storm surge flooding of 5 to 8 feet above normal tide levels...Along with large and dangerous battering waves...Can be expected near the center of Ivan in the hurricane warning area.

Rainfall amounts of 6 to 10 inches...Possibly causing life-threatening flash floods and mud slides...Can be expected along the path of Ivan.

Repeating the 8 am AST position...16.3 n... 74.7 w. Movement toward...West-northwest near 13 mph. Maximum sustained winds...145 mph. Minimum central pressure...934 mb.

For storm information specific to your area...Please monitor products issued by your local weather office.

The next advisory will be issued by the national hurricane center at 11 am AST.

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