Updated 19 Aug 2018 1:19 pm EDT
Hurricane Lane has grown into a Category 4 storm on Saturday, but weakened to Category 3 on Sunday morning as he moved closer to the central Pacific Basin, the National said Hurricane Center. As of 11:00 ET Sunday, Lane was 885 miles east-southeast of Hilo, Hawaii.
The maximum sustained winds of the storm are 120 miles per hour, and it moves west at about 1
The current forecast track has reported it south of Hawaii's Big Island, CBS Honolulu affiliate KGMB.
National Hurricane Center
The Pacific had strong storms as early as 2018, and Pacific Ocean water temperatures off San Diego hit a record high this month,. While hurricanes in California are virtually unknown, conditions could increase the risk.
"It could happen, especially if sea temperatures remain in this abnormally warm state," says Art Miller, a marine explorer.
Scientists at Scripps Pier have recorded historical temperatures in the Pacific up to 79.5 degrees. That's about 10 degrees above normal.