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Hurricane Lane 385 Miles SSE of Honolulu

August 22, 2018, 5:44 PM HST
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The Hurricane Watch has been upgraded to a Hurricane Warning for Central O‘ahu, O‘ahu Ko‘olau, O‘ahu North Shore, O‘ahu South Shore, Olomana, Waianae Coast, and Waianae Mountains.

CURRENT WATCHES AND WARNINGS:

A Hurricane Watch is in effect for Kaua‘i Leeward, Kaua‘i Mountains, Kaua‘i Windward, and Ni‘ihau

A Hurricane Warning is in effect for Big Island Interior, Big Island North and East, Big Island Summits, Central O‘ahu, Haleakala Summit, Kaho‘olawe, Kohala, Kona, Lana‘i Makai, Lana‘i Mauka, Leeward Haleakala, Maui Central Valley, Maui Leeward West, Maui Windward West, Moloka‘i Leeward, Moloka‘i Windward, O‘ahu Ko‘olau, O‘ahu North Shore, O‘ahu South Shore, Olomana, SouthBig Island, Waianae Coast, Waianae Mountains, and Windward Haleakala

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STORM INFORMATION:

  • About 385 miles south-southeast of Honolulu or about 260 miles south of Kailua-Kona
  • 15.9N 156.5W
  • Storm Intensity 145 mph
  • Movement Northwest or 310 degrees at 8 mph
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SITUATION OVERVIEW

Major Hurricane Lane is passing roughly 220 miles south of the Big Island this afternoon and has turned towards the northwest in line with the Central Pacific Hurricane Center forecast. The center of Lane will track dangerously close to the Hawaiian Islands from Thursday through Saturday. Regardless of the exact track of the storm center, life threatening impacts are likely over some areas as this strong hurricane makes its closest approach. Just a reminder that impacts from a hurricane extend far from the center of the storm and slight changes to the forecast track this close to the islands will produce rapid changes to the local forecast impacts.

The onset of damaging tropical storm-force winds on the Big Island could by early Thursday morning, with dangerous hurricane force winds possibly starting Thursday afternoon or Thursday night. In Maui
County, damaging winds could begin on Thursday, with dangerous hurricane force winds possible starting Thursday night. On O‘ahu, damaging winds could begin as early as Thursday night, with dangerous hurricane force winds possible on Friday. Hurricane Warnings may need to be expanded to include Kaua‘i County as Lane draws closer.

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Outer rain bands along with thunderstorms associated with Lane, have moved onshore over portions of the Big Island. Bands of intense showers and thunderstorms will continue to spread across the state from the southeast towards the northwest tonight and Thursday. Excessive rainfall is possible which could lead to deadly flash flooding, landslides and mudslides. Flooding can occur even in areas
not usually prone to flooding. Storm total rainfall amounts greater than 20 inches are possible.

Swells generated by Lane will produce very large and rough surf, with dangerous rip currents along south, southeast and southwest facing shores. Large surf is likely occurring over southeast facing shores on the Big Island. Surf is expected to increase tonight and Thursday along southwest facing shores on the Big Island as well as along south and southeast facing shores from Maui County to Kaua‘i County.

Tornadoes and large waterspouts will be possible with Lane, mainly along and to the right of the track of the hurricane.

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