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Hurricane Warning Still in Effect for Big Island

August 21, 2018, 11:11 PM HST
* Updated August 21, 11:51 PM
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A Hurricane Warning is in effect for Hawai‘i County.

A Hurricane Watch is still in effect for Maui County including the islands of Maui, Lana‘i, Moloka‘i and Kaho‘olawe and O‘ahu.

At 11 p.m., the center of Hurricane Lane was located near latitude 14.7 North, longitude 154.5 West. Lane is moving toward the west-northwest near 9 mph (15 km/h) and this motion is expected to continue tonight. A turn toward the northwest is expected on Wednesday, followed by a turn to the north-northwest on Thursday.

On the forecast track, the center of Lane will move very close to or over the main Hawaiian Islands from Thursday through Saturday.


Maximum sustained winds are near 160 mph (260 km/h) with higher gusts. Lane is a category 5 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale.


Slow weakening is forecast during the next 48 hours, but Lane is forecast to remain a dangerous hurricane as it draws closer to the Hawaiian Islands.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 40 miles (65 km) from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 140 miles (220 km).

The estimated minimum central pressure is 930 mb (27.47 inches).

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