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Hurricane Lane approaches Central Pacific





  • NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER

    The five-day forecast route of Hurricane Lane in Pacific Standard Time, at 5 am today Hawaii time


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UPDATE: 11 am

Hurricane Lane is expected to invade the central Pacific basin in the next few hours. The Category 4 hurricane is 1,135 miles east-southeast of Hilo with wind speeds of 140 mph. Lane moves west-northwest near 15 miles per hour.

A movement between west and west-northwest with a certain decrease in forward speed is expected in the next few days.

6:19 am

Hurricane Lane strengthened this morning and now packed maximum sustained winds at 140 mph with higher gusts. As of 5 am Hawaii time, Lane was located 1,230 miles east of Hilo and predicted to reach the central Pacific Basin later today.

According to the National Hurricane Center, the Forecasters predict little change for Lane's strength today and a gradual weakening on Sunday.

Hurricane Force winds up to 25 miles from the hurricane's eye and tropical storm storm winds extend outward up to 105 miles.

Check back this afternoon for another update.

FRIDAY, AUG. 17

11:00 PM

Hurricane Lane has become a Category 4 hurricane as it heads for the Central Pacific, according to the National Weather Service in its most recent report.

Lane was last located at 1,310 miles east-southeast of Hilo and moves west-northwest near 16 mph. It is expected that either west or west-northwest moves with a slight decrease in forward speed.

The maximum sustained winds have increased to nearly 130 mph with higher gusts. It is possible that the winds will get even stronger this weekend, but then a gradual weakening is predicted.

Hurricane-strong winds extend up to 25 miles from the center outward and tropical storms blow up to 105 miles outwards. [19659006] 17:15

The Eye of Hurricane Lane has better defined itself as the storm turns west at 16 miles per hour, the National Weather Service said.

The Eye is approximately 1,405 miles east-southeast of Hilo with 120 mph sustained winds and higher gusts

The Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale for Hawaii is a 1 to 5 categorization based on the intensity of the hurricane.

>> Tropical Storm: Wind 39-73 mph

>> Category 1: Wind 74-95 mph

>> Category 2: winch 96-110 mph

>> Category 3: winch 111-129 mph

>> Category 4: winch 130-156 mph

>> Category 5: 157 mph and more winds

The storm is set to intensify over the next 12 hours and become a Category 4 hurricane on the evening or Saturday. In addition, it is expected that the intensity of the storm will fluctuate over the weekend.

Currently, gale-force winds extend 25 miles to the outside and tropical storm winds reach up to 105 miles from the center.

Predictors Predict Hurricane Lane will invade the central Pacific Basin on Saturday, with the likely path showing the storm in the south of the islands.

1:10 pm

As Hurricane Lane is expected to step into a category 4 hurricane on Saturday, it is uncertain if it will have any direct impact on the major Hawaiian Islands when it enters the Central Pacific Crosses, according to the National Weather Service.

It is too early to say, forecaster Derek Wroe said she will be better able to deal with potential effects later this weekend.

The public is reminded to have a hurricane plan in place and willingly have emergency equipment at hand. "We are now in the forefront of the hurricane season," he added.

11am

Hurricane Lane continues to grow stronger and stays on track to become a major hurricane tonight. Packing Lane was approximately 1150 miles east-southeast of Hilo at 11am, moving west at 16 miles per hour, according to the National Hurricane Center.

The weather authorities expect Lane to become stronger next year for 24 hours, possibly a Category 4 hurricane on Saturday.

Lane is scheduled to depart on Saturday between a west and west-northwest trajectory and into the Central Pacific penetration.

Hurricane Force Winds extend up to 25 miles outward from Lane's center and tropical storm winds extend outward for up to 105 miles.

Previous Coverage

Lane became significantly stronger overnight, becoming a Category 2 hurricane.

Now capturing maximum sustained winds. Hurricane Lane was at 51590 miles east-southeast of Hilo and today According to the National Hurricane Center, it moved west at 16 mph.

The weather agency expects Lane to become a major hurricane tonight, moving west or west-northwest over the next few days.

The Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale for Hawaii is a 1-5 categorization based on the intensity of the hurricane. The scale contains examples of the nature of wind intensity effects.

>> Tropical Storm: Wind 39-73 mph (34-63 kt)

>> Category 1: Wind 74-95 mph (64-82 kt)

>> Category 2: Winds 96-110 mph (83-95 kts)

>> Category 3: Winds 111-129 mph (96-112 kts)

>> Category 4: Winch 130-156 mph (113-136 kt)

>> Category 5: Winch 157 mph and more (137+ kt) [19659006] Hurricane-strong winds extend up to 15 miles from Lane's center outward, and tropical storm winds extend up to 90 miles outward.


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