Hurricane Ivan Advisory
National Hurricane Center Miami Fl
11 PM EDT SAT SEP 11 2004
Updated regularly: Satellite image of Hurricane Ivan
...Category five hurricane Ivan heading for the Cayman Islands and western Cuba...
A hurricane warning remains in effect for the Cayman Islands.
A hurricane warning remains in effect for Cuba from Pinar del Rio to Ciego de Avila including the Isle of Youth. A hurricane warning means that hurricane conditions are expected within the warning area within the next 24 hours. Preparations to protect life and property should be rushed to completion.
A hurricane watch remains in effect for the rest of Cuba. A hurricane watch means that hurricane conditions are possible within the watch area...Generally within 36 hours.
At 11 pm EDT...The government of Jamaica has changed the hurricane warning to a tropical storm warning for Jamaica.
Interests in the northwestern Caribbean Sea...As well as in the eastern gulf of Mexico...Should closely monitor the progress of this extremely dangerous hurricane.
At 11 pm EDT...0300z...The well-defined eye of hurricane Ivan was located near latitude 18.3 north... Longitude 80.0 west or about 105 miles... 170 km... Southeast of Grand Cayman.
Ivan is moving toward the west-northwest near 8 mph...13 km/hr...And this general motion is expected to continue during the next 24 hours. This would bring the center near or over the Cayman Islands on Sunday.
Maximum sustained winds are near 165 mph...270 km/hr...With higher gusts. Ivan is an extremely dangerous category five hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson hurricane scale. Some fluctuations in intensity are likely during the next 24 hours.
Hurricane force winds extend outward up to 70 miles...110 km...From the center...And tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 175 miles...280 km.
An air force reserve unit hurricane hunter aircraft measured a minimum central pressure of 910 mb...26.87 inches. This is the sixth lowest central pressure on record for a hurricane in the Atlantic basin.
Coastal storm surge flooding of 20 to 25 feet...Locally higher... Above normal tide levels...Along with large and dangerous battering waves...Can be expected near and to the east of where the center makes landfall in Cuba.
Rainfall amounts of 8 to 12 inches...Possibly causing life-threatening flash floods and mud slides...Can be expected along the path of Ivan.
Repeating the 11 pm EDT position...18.3 n... 80.0 w. Movement toward...West-northwest near 8 mph. Maximum sustained winds...165 mph. Minimum central pressure... 910 mb.
For storm information specific to your area...Please monitor products issued by your local weather office.
An intermediate advisory will be issued by the national hurricanecenter at 2 am EDT followed by the next complete advisory at 5 am EDT.
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