Hurricane Lane may be a threat to portions of our islands this week

At 500 AM HST (1500 UTC), the center of Hurricane Lane was located near latitude 13.7 North, longitude 148.2 West.  Lane is moving toward the west near 14 mph (22 km/h), and this general motion is expected to continue today.  Lane is forecast to move westward at a slightly slower forward speed from tonight through early Tuesday, followed by a turn toward the west-northwest starting late Tuesday.

 

Maximum sustained winds are near 125 mph (205 km/h) with higher gusts.  Lane is a category 3 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale.  Little change in strength is expected through early Tuesday, with some weakening possible starting late Tuesday. Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 30 miles (45 km) from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 120 miles.(195 km).

There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.
 
All interests in the Hawaiian Islands, including the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, should continue to closely monitor the progress of Lane this week.  On the current forecast track, a Tropical Storm or Hurricane Watch may be required for parts of Hawaii later today or tonight.

.HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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SURF:  Large swells generated by Lane will impact the Hawaiian Islands this week. These swells will likely produce large and dangerous surf, as well as strong currents, along some shorelines.

SUMMARY OF 500 AM HST…1500 UTC…INFORMATION
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LOCATION…13.7N 148.2W
ABOUT 615 MI…990 KM SE OF HILO HAWAII
ABOUT 825 MI…1330 KM SE OF HONOLULU HAWAII
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…125 MPH…205 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT…W OR 275 DEGREES AT 14 MPH…22 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…961 MB…28.38 INCHES