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Hurricane LANE


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Hurricane Lane Advisory Number  12
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL       EP142018
200 PM PDT Fri Aug 17 2018

...LANE CONTINUES TO STRENGTHEN RAPIDLY...


SUMMARY OF 200 PM PDT...2100 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...11.5N 134.1W
ABOUT 1775 MI...2860 KM WSW OF THE SOUTHERN TIP OF BAJA CALIFORNIA
ABOUT 1505 MI...2420 KM ESE OF HILO HAWAII
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...110 MPH...175 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...W OR 275 DEGREES AT 16 MPH...26 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...973 MB...28.74 INCHES


WATCHES AND WARNINGS
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There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.


DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK
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At 200 PM PDT (2100 UTC), the eye of Hurricane Lane was located near
latitude 11.5 North, longitude 134.1 West. Lane is moving toward the
west near 16 mph (26 km/h). A motion between west and west-northwest
is expected during the entire forecast period, and Lane is forecast
to cross into the central Pacific basin on Saturday.

Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 110 mph (175 km/h)
with higher gusts. Continued rapid intensification is expected for
the next 24 hours, and Lane is forecast to become a major hurricane
by tonight, and could become a category 4 hurricane on Saturday.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 25 miles (35 km) from the
center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 105 miles
(165 km).

The estimated minimum central pressure is 973 mb (28.74 inches).


HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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None.


NEXT ADVISORY
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Next complete advisory at 800 PM PDT.

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Forecaster Roberts

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