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Lane weakens back to a Category 4, Maui County upgraded to Hurricane Warning status

At 5:00 AM HST, the center of Hurricane Lane was located about 315 miles south of Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. Lane is moving toward the west-northwest near 9 mph and this motion is expected to become northwest later today, 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 155 mph with higher gusts. Lane is a Category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Some 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 from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 140 miles.

Updated with this advisory: A Hurricane Warning has been issued for Maui County and a Hurricane Watch issued for Kauai.

SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:

A Hurricane Warning is in effect for:

  • Hawaii County
  • Maui County including the islands of Maui, Lanai, Molokai and Kahoolawe

A Hurricane Watch is in effect for:

  • Oahu
  • Kauai

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