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Hurricane Lane Weakens Slightly to a Cat 3 Storm

Hurricane Lane has been downgraded to a category 3 hurricane as of the Central Pacific Hurricane Center’s 2 p.m. update. Forecasters say that some weakening is forecast during the next 48 hours, but Hurricane Lane is expected to remain at hurricane status as it draws closer to the islands. As of 2 p.m., the center of Hurricane Lane was about …

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Lane creeping closer to Hawaii, torrential rain soaking the Big Island

At 5:00 AM HST, the center of Hurricane Lane was located about 210 miles SSW of Kailua Kona. Lane is moving toward the northwest near 7 mph. A turn toward the north-northwest and little change in forward speed is expected today. A turn toward the north is anticipated tonight and Friday, as Lane’s forward motion slows. A turn toward the …

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UPDATE: Lane maintains Category 5 strength as Hurricane approaches the islands

At 11:00 PM HST, the center of Hurricane Lane was located about 350 miles SSE of Kailua Kona, Hawaii. Lane is moving toward the west-northwest near 9 mph and this motion is expected to continue tonight. A turn toward the northwest is expected on Wednesday, followed by a turn to the north-northwest on Thursday. On the forecast track, the center …

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UPDATED: Hurricane Watch issued for Hawaii and Maui Counties as Lane approaches

A Hurricane Warning has been issued for Hawaii County and Hurricane Watch issued for Maui County, including the islands of Maui, Lanai, Molokai and Kahoolawe. Hurricane conditions are possible within the Hurricane Watch area on Thursday. Interests elsewhere in the main Hawaiian Islands and across the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands should continue to closely monitor the progress of Hurricane Lane. Additional …

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Hurricane Lane may be a threat to portions of the Hawaiian Islands this week

All interests in the Hawaiian Islands, including the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, should continue to closely monitor the progress of Lane this week. On the current forecast track, a Tropical Storm or Hurricane Watch may be required for parts of Hawaii later today or tonight. Hurricane Lane is centered as of 5 a.m. HST (11 a.m EDT) about 615 miles (990 …

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Hector enters the Central Pacific as a Category 4 Hurricane

At 11:00 PM HST, the center of Hurricane Hector was located 1010 miles ESE of Hilo, Hawaii. Hector is moving toward the west near 15 mph. A motion toward the west-northwest at an increased forward speed is expected through Tuesday, followed by a westward motion Tuesday night through Friday. Maximum sustained winds are near 140 mph with higher gusts. Hector …

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Hector becomes a Category 4 Hurricane

At 5:00 PM HST, the eye of Hurricane Hector was located 1395 miles ESE of Hilo, Hawaii. Hector is moving toward the west near 12 mph and this general motion is expected to continue for the next few days with an increase in forward speed. On the forecast track, Hector will cross into the Central Pacific basin Sunday night or …

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