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Tropical Storm Lane Intermediate Advisory Number 44A
NWS Central Pacific Hurricane Center Honolulu HI EP142018
200 AM HST Sat Aug 25 2018
...TROPICAL STORM LANE MOVING SLOWLY TOWARD THE NORTH-NORTHWEST
SOUTH OF HAWAII...
...LANE'S OUTER RAIN BANDS PRODUCING SEVERE FLOODING ACROSS PARTS
OF THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS...
SUMMARY OF 200 AM HST...1200 UTC...INFORMATION
ABOUT 130 MI...210 KM SSW OF HONOLULU HAWAII
ABOUT 185 MI...305 KM SSE OF LIHUE HAWAII
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...65 MPH...100 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NNW OR 345 DEGREES AT 3 MPH...6 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...992 MB...29.30 INCHES
WATCHES AND WARNINGS
CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:
SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:
A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for...
* Maui County...including the islands of Maui, Lanai, Molokai
* Hawaii County
A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for...
* Kauai County...including the islands of Kauai and Niihau
A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are
expected somewhere within the warning 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 Tropical Storm Lane.
For storm information specific to your area, please monitor
products issued by the National Weather Service office in
DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK
At 200 AM HST (1200 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Lane was
located near latitude 19.5 North, longitude 158.4 West. Lane is
moving toward the north-northwest near 3 mph (6 km/h), and this
general motion is expected to continue through this morning. This
will likely be followed by a turn toward the west with an increase
in forward speed starting later today or tonight. This westward
motion is forecast to continue through Sunday. On the forecast
track, the center of Lane will pass south of Kauai and Niihau later
Maximum sustained winds are near 65 mph (100 km/h) with higher
gusts. Additional weakening is forecast through Sunday night.
Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 130 miles (215 km)
from the center.
The estimated minimum central pressure is 992 mb (29.30 inches).
HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
WIND: Tropical storm conditions are still expected in and near
outer rain bands that will affect Oahu, Maui County and the Big
Island today. Tropical storm conditions are possible on Kauai
starting later today.
RAINFALL: Lane's outer rain bands will produce excessive rainfall
this weekend, which could lead to additional flash flooding and
landslides. Lane is expected to produce total rain accumulations of
10 to 20 inches in some areas. Localized storm total amounts well
in excess of 40 inches have already been observed along the windward
side of the Big Island.
SURF: Large swells generated by Lane will impact the Hawaiian
Islands. These swells will produce high surf along exposed south and
east shorelines through this morning.
TORNADO: Isolated tornados are possible through this morning across
parts of the Big Island, Maui County and Oahu.
Next complete advisory at 500 AM HST.