Hurricanes rarely land in Hawaii, as the Central Pacific does not see as many storms as the Atlantic or the Eastern Pacific, and the Hawaiian Islands are a small destination in the Pacific Ocean.
Only four named storms – two hurricanes and two tropical storms – have landed in Hawaii since 1959. Even short shouts are rare, as Hawaii gets a name tower approximately every four years within 60 miles of its coastline.
The prediction brings the storm very close to the islands, with a direct landing later this week.
Although the storm is expected to weaken somewhat as it nears Hawaii, Lane has become one of only two Category 5 hurricanes to arrive within 350 miles of state in recorded history, the National Meteorological Service said
Hawaii has a hurricane warning, while hurricane surveillance has been issued for Maui County.
Hurricane Warning means that hurricane conditions are expected within the warning area and will be issued 36 hours before the expected first occurrence of tropical storms.
"Preparations for the protection of life and property should be brought to completion," the National Weather service said.
More clocks and even warnings may be needed for more islands as the storm approaches in the next day or two.
American Airlines and Hawaiian Airlines have published travel guides for customers flying to or from Hawaii. Both waive reservation fees as the hurricane approaches.
Winds of tropical storm might arrive on Wednesday on the Big Island and on the smaller islands until Thursday or Friday.
Besides strong winds, the main threats will be rough surf, coastal erosion, and heavy rain, even if the center of the storm does not go directly over the islands.
While there is still considerable uncertainty in the forecast For Lane, the storm on Thursday and Friday seems to have traveled close enough to the islands to shore the southern parts of the islands, especially along the coast
As lava is no longer reaching the ocean, the hurricane should hit the volcanic region Do not overly influence Denison University geophysicist Erik Klemetti.
CNN's Joe Sutton has contributed to this report.