HURRICANE LANE CATEGORY 3 HURRICANE 125 MPH WINDS
WEATHER MODELS SHOW INCREASED THREAT TO HAWAIIAN ISLANDS
500 AM HST Mon Aug 20 2018
Location: 13.7N 148.2W
Max sustained: 125 MPH
Moving: W at 14 MPH
Min pressure: 961 MB
HURRICANE LANE TROPICAL SATELLITE
Satellite loops overnight continue to show Hurricane Lane maintaining strength as a category 3 hurricane with 125 mph winds. The track continues to the west however overnight models continue to trend northward later in the forecast period and show Hurricane Lane bending more toward the northwest over the next 2 days. If this trend materializes it will increase the threat of Hurricane Lane impacting the Hawaiian Islands in some form.
Please note that the map above is NOT to be used for any decision making. Consult local officials should this become necessary later this week. The hurricane tracking models show that rightward turn as Hurricane Lane responds to a weaker upper high to the north. The GFS model from yesterday showed this idea quite well and it seems that the other weather models are following along.
As of 5am Hawaii time (11am Eastern Time) there are no tropical storm or hurricane watches and warnings posted. Should the turn materialize the other big question is what form Hurricane Lane will be in as it approaches. It it likely to weaken from its current category 3 strength do to colder ocean water that lie near the Hawaiian islands relative to the warmer environment it is in at the moment.
HURRICANE LANE VIDEO
FOR THE LATEST ON HURRICANE LANE CHECK THE ADVISORIES AND DISCUSSION ON THE CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER WEBSITE.
THANKS TO TROPICAL TIDBITS FOR THE USE OF MAPS
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