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Hurricane Lane Advisory Number  16
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL       EP142018
200 PM PDT Sat Aug 18 2018

...LANE POISED TO MOVE INTO THE CENTRAL PACIFIC BASIN AS A
CATEGORY 4 HURRICANE...


SUMMARY OF 200 PM PDT...2100 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...12.5N 139.7W
ABOUT 1135 MI...1825 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 200 PM PDT (2100 UTC), the center of Hurricane Lane was located
near latitude 12.5 North, longitude 139.7 West. Lane is moving
toward the west-northwest near 15 mph (24 km/h), and a motion
between west and west-northwest with some decrease in forward
speed is expected over the next few days. Lane will cross into the
central Pacific basin within the next couple of hours.

Maximum sustained winds are 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
through tonight. Gradual weakening is forecast to begin on
Sunday, however, Lane is forecast to remain a major hurricane
during the next couple of days.

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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This is the last public advisory issued by the National Hurricane
Center on Lane.  Future information on this system can be found in
Public Advisories issued by the Central Pacific Hurricane Center
beginning at 5 PM HST, under AWIPS header HFOTCPCP2, WMO header
WTPA32 PHFO, and on the web at http://www.prh.noaa.gov/cphc.

$$
Forecaster Brown