Frank P
(Veteran Storm Chaser)
Sat Sep 11 2004 06:55 PM
912 mb

Storm IVAN: Observed By AF #966
Storm #09 in Atlantic Ocean
Date/Time of Recon Report: Saturday, September 11, 2004 17:18:00
Position of the center: 18° 07' N 79° 29' W
Minimum Height Measured At Standard Level Of 700mb: 2309m (Normal: 3011)
Maximum Surface Winds Were Estimated At: KT
Estimated Surface Winds Were Measured nm (0miles) From Center At Bearing °
Maximum Flight Level Winds Were 135KT (155.25mph) From 318°
Maximum Flight Level Winds Were Measured 010nm (11.5miles) From Center At Bearing 217°
Minimum pressure: 912mb (26.93in)
Eye Wall Was Characterized As Being CLOSED
Eye Form Was Characterized As Being C17
Center Fix Established Using: Penetration Radar Wind Pressure Temperature
Center Fix Established At Level(s): Surface 700mb
Navigational Accuracy Measured At 0.1nm
Meteorological Accuracy Measured At 1nm

Sixth strongest hurricane ever


1. Hurricane GILBERT 888 mb 160 KT
2. 1935 FL KEYS 892 mb ??? KT (Gusts reported to 175 KT)
3. Hurricane ALLEN 899 mb 165 KT
4. Hurricane CAMILLE 905 mb 165 KT
4. Hurricane MITCH 905 mb 155 KT
6. Hurricane IVAN 912 mb 145 KT

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