Satellites Track Category 5 Hurricane Lane As It Threatens Hawaii

by Fredrick Graves August 23, 2018, 0:31
Satellites Track Category 5 Hurricane Lane As It Threatens Hawaii

The storm could potentially bring "damaging winds and life-threatening flash flooding from heavy rainfall" to the islands, the Hurricane Center warned.

However, weather officials say Lane will weaken over the next 48 hours as it nears the state.

In this photo provided City and County of Honolulu, Mayor Kirk Caldwell, center, receives a briefing from the Central Pacific Hurricane Center on Hurricane Lane at the Emergency Operations Center in Honolulu.

Additional Tropical Storm or Hurricane Watches and Warnings will likely be issued for other Hawaiian Islands. A warning is typically issued 36 hours before the anticipated first occurrence of tropical-storm-force winds, conditions that make outside preparations hard or risky.

After hitting the Big Island, the storm is expected to move north over the islands of Maui, Lanai and Moloka'i, which were all under hurricane and flash flood watches. The governor's office issued a dire warning Wednesday morning, pleading with residents to "be prepared", to have a disaster kit on hand, and to take measures to prevent flooding on any personal property.

In pictures released by the NOAA, the phenomenon known as "stadium effect" can be seen inside the eye of Hurricane Lane.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric administration has been sending multiple aircraft into and around the storm in order to help observe the hurricane and improve the forecast, providing a better idea of the threat Lane presents to Hawaii.

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Hurricane winds (74 miles per hour and higher) could hit the Big Island and Maui County on Thursday.

Canadians are being advised to avoid all non-essential travel to Hawaii as a unsafe Category 4 hurricane advances towards the USA state.

The biggest impact is likely to be on the Big Island Thursday and Friday. Only two hurricanes have made landfall in Hawaii since modern record keeping began; Hurricane Dot in 1959, and 1992's Hurricane Iniki, a category four storm that made landfall west of Kauai. It is much too early to confidently determine which, if any, of the main Hawaiian Islands will be directly impacted by Lane.

All public and charter schools in the two counties will be closed Wednesday until further notice, the Hawaii State Department of Education said.

They are also working with the Hawaii Tourism Authority and hotels to be sure visitors are informed of the hurricane and dangers that come with it. The red circle shows the location of the Hawaiian Islands; the magenta and purple line segments indicate where storms were at Category 4 or 5 strength, respectively.

A hurricane watch means that hurricane conditions are possible within the watch area.

"We're not a sheltering place for the community", she said, explaining that during the January false missile alert a lot of people sought refuge at the facility.

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