Sat Sep 11 2004 11:01 PM
Hurricane Ivan Approaches Grand Cayman

Hurricane Ivan remains a strong Category 5 hurricane, actually the 6th strongest ever seen in the Atlantic, with a pressure at 910mb. And it still has potential to strengthen even more. The strongest recorded was Hurricane Gilbert in 1988, with a pressure of 888 mb.

The future track continues to slide west, the Panhandle being the highest probabiility. But I've noticed that the models have still been too far right ever since Ivan was a depression. This trend has been interesting. Note, that a US landfall would't be until tuesday or wednesday night and the track could still change.

Until Ivan starts making a definitive move, the confidence in any of this is low. Hurricane Mitch is a good example of why.

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