Hurricane Lane May Generate Large & Dangerous Surf

August 19, 2018, 11:08 AM HST
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The Central Pacific Hurricane Center reports that at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018, the center of Hurricane Lane was located near latitude 13.5 North, longitude 144.6 West. Lane is moving toward the west near 14 mph (22 km/h) and this motion is expected to persist today. Lane is expected to move westward to west-northwestward through Monday night, but at a slightly slower forward speed.

Maximum sustained winds are near 125 mph (205 km/h) with higher gusts. Lane is a category 3 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Some weakening is forecast through Monday night.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 25 miles (35 km) from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 105 miles (165 km).

The estimated minimum central pressure is 956 mb (28.23 inches).


A large swell generated by Lane is expected to reach the southeast and east facing shores of the Big Island, and possibly east facing shores of Maui, by this evening. This swell may produce large and dangerous surf along these shorelines starting late tonight or early Monday.

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