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Hurricane LANE


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Hurricane Lane Advisory Number  15
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL       EP142018
800 AM PDT Sat Aug 18 2018

...CATEGORY-4 HURRICANE LANE STRENGTHENS A LITTLE MORE...
...EXPECTED TO MOVE INTO THE CENTRAL PACIFIC LATER TODAY...


SUMMARY OF 800 AM PDT...1500 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...12.3N 138.2W
ABOUT 1230 MI...1980 KM ESE OF HILO HAWAII
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...140 MPH...220 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...WNW OR 285 DEGREES AT 15 MPH...24 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 800 AM PDT (1500 UTC), the eye of Hurricane Lane was located
near latitude 12.3 North, longitude 138.2 West. Lane is moving
toward the west-northwest near 15 mph (24 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 140 mph (220 km/h)
with higher gusts.  Lane is a category 4 hurricane on the
Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Little change in strength is
expected today.  Gradual weakening is forecast to begin on Sunday.

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 200 PM PDT.

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Forecaster Stewart

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