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Hurricane LANE


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Hurricane Lane Advisory Number  14
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL       EP142018
200 AM PDT Sat Aug 18 2018

...POWERFUL HURRICANE LANE HEADING FOR THE CENTRAL PACIFIC...


SUMMARY OF 200 AM PDT...0900 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...12.1N 137.0W
ABOUT 1310 MI...2110 KM ESE OF HILO HAWAII
ABOUT 1930 MI...3105 KM WSW OF THE SOUTHERN TIP OF BAJA CALIFORNIA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...130 MPH...215 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...WNW OR 285 DEGREES AT 16 MPH...26 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...948 MB...28.00 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 AM PDT (0900 UTC), the eye of Hurricane Lane was located
near latitude 12.1 North, longitude 137.0 West. Lane is moving
toward the west-northwest near 16 mph (26 km/h), and a motion
between west and west-northwest with a small decrease in forward
speed is expected during the entire forecast period. Lane is
forecast to cross into the central Pacific basin later today.

Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 130 mph (215
km/h) with higher gusts.  Lane is a category 4 hurricane on the
Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale.  Some additional strengthening
is possible today or Sunday, but a gradual weakening is forecast
thereafter.

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 948 mb (28.00 inches).


HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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None.


NEXT ADVISORY
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Next complete advisory at 800 AM PDT.

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Forecaster Avila

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