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Hurricane Lane Special Advisory Number 42
NWS Central Pacific Hurricane Center Honolulu HI EP142018
200 PM HST Fri Aug 24 2018
...LANE WEAKENING QUICKLY JUST SOUTH OF HAWAII BUT
FLOODING RAINFALL AND STRONG GUSTY WINDS REMAIN A THREAT...
SUMMARY OF 200 PM HST...0000 UTC...INFORMATION
ABOUT 120 MI...190 KM S OF HONOLULU HAWAII
ABOUT 115 MI...190 KM W OF KAILUA-KONA HAWAII
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...85 MPH...140 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NNE OR 25 DEGREES AT 2 MPH...4 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...970 MB...28.65 INCHES
WATCHES AND WARNINGS
CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:
SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:
A Hurricane Warning is in effect for...
* Maui County...including the islands of Maui, Lanai, Molokai and
A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for...
* Hawaii County
A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for...
* Kauai County...including the islands of Kauai and Niihau
A Hurricane Warning means that hurricane conditions are expected
somewhere within the warning area. Preparations to protect life and
property should already be complete.
A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are
expected somewhere within the warning area.
A Hurricane Watch means that hurricane conditions are possible
within the watch area.
A Tropical Storm Watch means that tropical storm conditions are
possible within the watch area.
Interests in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands should monitor
the progress of Hurricane Lane.
For storm information specific to your area, please monitor
products issued by the National Weather Service office in
DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK
At 200 PM HST (0000 UTC), the center of Hurricane Lane was located
near latitude 19.6 North, longitude 157.8 West. Lane is moving
toward the north-northeast near 2 mph (4 km/h) and this general
motion is expected to continue through tonight. A turn toward the
west is anticipated on Saturday, with an increase in forward speed.
The center of Lane will remain close to central Hawaiian islands
today and tonight.
Maximum sustained winds are near 85 mph (140 km/h) with higher
gusts. Rapid weakening is forecast during the next 48 hours.
Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 25 miles (35 km) from the
center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 140 miles
The estimated minimum central pressure is 970 mb (28.65 inches).
HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
WIND: Tropical storm conditions are already occurring on the Big
Island, Maui County and Oahu. Hurricane conditions are expected over
portions of of Maui County and Oahu starting tonight. Tropical storm
conditions are possible on Kauai starting Saturday.
RAINFALL: Rain bands from Lane will continue to affect the main
Hawaiian Islands with excessive rainfall possible into the weekend.
These rains could lead to additional major flash flooding and
landslides. Lane is expected to produce total rain accumulations of
10 to 20 inches in some areas. Localized storm total amounts up to
40 inches are possible, mainly on the windward side of the Big
Island where over 30 inches of rain has already fallen in some
SURF: Large swells generated by the slow moving hurricane will
impact the Hawaiian Islands into the weekend. These swells
will produce high and possibly damaging surf along exposed south
shorelines today through Saturday. In addition, a prolonged period
of high surf may lead to significant coastal erosion.
Next intermediate advisory at 200 PM HST.
Next complete advisory at 500 PM HST.
Forecaster R Ballard