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Hurricane Lane forecast to pass Hawaii this week, residents should prepare

At 11 p.m. HST (0900 UTC), the center of Hurricane Lane was located near latitude 13.8 North, longitude 147.0 West. Lane is moving toward the west near 14 mph (22 km/h), and this general motion is expected to continue through early Monday. Lane is forecast to move westward at a slightly slower forward speed from late Monday through Tuesday evening.

Maximum sustained winds are now near 125 mph (205 km/h) with higher gusts according to data from reconnaissance aircraft sampling Hurricane Lane this evening. Lane remains a category 3 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Little change in strength is expected through Monday, with gradual weakening forecast from Monday night through Tuesday.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 30 miles (45 km) from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 110 miles (175 km).

The estimated minimum central pressure is 961 mb (28.38 inches).

National Weather Service Discussion

Lane is forecast to pass south of the main Hawaiian Islands Wednesday and Thursday, potentially causing local impacts as it tracks west-northwestward. Interests in these islands should watch the progress of Lane closely, since long-range track and intensity forecast errors can be large.

Public should prepare for Tropical Cyclone Lane

HONOLULU — HI-EMA recommends residents and visitors take the following actions to prepare for any possible hurricane or tropical cyclone:

  • Prepare an “emergency kit” of a minimum of 14 days of food, water, and other supplies.
  • Talk with family members and develop a clear understanding of what you will do if a hurricane or tropical storm threatens. Prepare an action plan that includes details such as whether your family plans to shelter in place or evacuate.
  • Know if your home is in an inundation zone, flood zone, or susceptible to high winds and other hazards. Know if your home is retrofitted with hurricane resistant clips or straps.
  • Stay tuned to local media and their websites/applications regarding weather updates.
  • Sign up for local notification systems (i.e., HNL.Info).
  • Get to know your neighbors and community so you can help each other.
  • Walk your property and check for potential flood threats. Clear your gutters and other drainage systems. Remove and secure loose items. Keep your car gas tanks filled.
  • Prepare your pets by checking or purchasing a carrier and other preparedness items. A pet carrier is necessary for your pet’s safety if you plan to evacuate to a pet-friendly shelter. Don’t forget 14 days of food and water for your furry family members.
  • Set aside an emergency supply of any needed medication and keep a copy of your prescriptions in case you run out of medication after a disaster.
  • Secure your important documents in protective containers.
  • Visitors should download GoHawaii App and read the Hawaii Tourism Authority’s Travel Safety Brochure at
  • Build an emergency kit – now.
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