11 PM UPDATE: Lane Now Category 4, Continues North
A Hurricane Warning is in effect for Hawai‘i County, O‘ahu, Maui County including the islands Lana‘i, Moloka‘i and Kaho‘olawe.
A Hurricane Watch is in effect for Kaua‘i County including the island Ni‘ihau.
At 11 p.m., the eye of Hurricane Lane was located by satellite and radar near latitude 16.3 North, longitude 156.9 West. Lane is moving toward the northwest near 7 mph (11 km/h).
This general motion is expected through Thursday, with a gradual turn toward the northwest. On Friday, a turn toward the north is anticipated as Lane’s forward motion slows even more. A turn back toward the west is expected on Saturday. On the forecast track, the center of Lane will move very close to or over the main Hawaiian Islands tomorrow through Friday.
Maximum sustained winds remain near 145 mph (230 km/h) with higher gusts. Lane is a powerful category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Some weakening is forecast during the next few days, but Lane is expected to remain a hurricane as it approaches the 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 939 mb (27.73 inches).