At 5:00 PM HST, the eye of Hurricane Lane was located about 260 miles south of Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. Lane is moving toward the northwest near 8 mph. This motion is expected to continue tonight, with a turn toward the north and a slower forward motion expected on Friday. 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 Thursday and Friday.
Maximum sustained winds are near 145 mph 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 mile from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 140 miles.
Updated with this advisory: Oahu has been upgraded from a Hurricane Watch to a Hurricane Warning
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:
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