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Hurricane Ivan Advisory 13/09/2004 8pm

Hurricane Ivan Advisory
National Hurricane Center Miami Fl
8 PM EDT MON SEP 13 2004

Updated regularly: Satellite image of Hurricane Ivan
Hurricane Ivan

5-Day Tracking Map

Satellite imagery animation

Graphic by Naval Atlantic Meteorology and Oceanography Center

...Extremely dangerous hurricane Ivan hitting extreme western Cuba hard...

A hurricane warning remains in effect for Cuba from Pinar del Rio to Ciego de Avila including the isle of youth.

A hurricane watch remains in effect for the rest of Cuba.

A hurricane warning remains in effect for the northeastern Yucatan peninsula from Tulum to Progreso.

A tropical storm watch remains in effect for the Florida keys from the seven mile bridge westward...Including the dry Tortugas.

A hurricane watch may be required for a portion of the north central and northeastern gulf of Mexico coast later tonight.

At 8 pm EDT...0000z...The eye of hurricane Ivan was located near latitude 21.6 north...Longitude 85.1 west or very near the western tip of Cuba.

Ivan is moving toward the north-northwest near 9 mph...15 km/hr. However...A northwestward motion is expected to resume later tonight or early Tuesday morning. On this track...The hurricane will be moving into the southeastern gulf of Mexico later tonight and early on Tuesday.

Maximum sustained winds are near 160 mph...260 km/hr...With higher gusts. Ivan is an extremely dangerous category 5 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson hurricane scale. Some fluctuations in strength are likely during the next 24 hours.

Hurricane force winds extend outward up to 115 miles...185 km...From the center...And tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 220 miles...350 km. At 715 pm EDT...Sandino meteorological station in Pinar del Rio reported sustained winds of 124 mph with gusts to 162 mph.

The minimum central pressure recently reported by the air force reserve hurricane hunters was 914 mb...26.99 inches.

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 over portions of the south coast of extreme western 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 8 pm EDT position...21.6 n... 85.1 w. Movement toward...North-northwest near 9 mph. Maximum sustained winds...160 mph. Minimum central pressure... 914 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 pm EDT.

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