At 2:00 PM HST, the center of Hurricane Lane was located 120 miles south of Honolulu. Lane is moving toward the north-northeast near 2 mph and this general motion is expected to continue through tonight. A turn toward the west is anticipated on Saturday, with an increase in forward speed. The center of Lane will remain close to central Hawaiian islands today and tonight.
Maximum sustained winds are near 85 mph with higher gusts. Rapid weakening is forecast during the next 48 hours.
Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 25 miles from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 140 miles.
A Hurricane Warning is in effect for:
Maui County including the islands of Maui, Lanai, Molokai and Kahoolawe
A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for:
A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for:
Kauai County including the islands of Kauai and Niihau
WIND: Tropical storm conditions are already occurring on the Big Island, Maui County and Oahu. Hurricane conditions are expected over portions of of Maui County and Oahu starting tonight. Tropical storm conditions are possible on Kauai starting Saturday.
RAINFALL: Rain bands from Lane will continue to affect the main Hawaiian Islands with excessive rainfall possible into the weekend. These rains could lead to additional major flash flooding and landslides. Lane is expected to produce total rain accumulations of 10 to 20 inches in some areas. Localized storm total amounts up to 40 inches are possible, mainly on the windward side of the Big Island where over 30 inches of rain has already fallen in some areas.
SURF: Large swells generated by the slow moving hurricane will impact the Hawaiian Islands into the weekend. These swells will produce high and possibly damaging surf along exposed south shorelines today through Saturday. In addition, a prolonged period of high surf may lead to significant coastal erosion.