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originally posted by: jhn7537
Hey everybody - I will keep this thread short and sweet. It looks like Hawaii could be at risk, with a developing/intensifying storm barely down at it... Lets hope it turns away. I have quite a few friends who live out in Maui & Oahu, and they mentioned how worried they were. Grocery stores have already ran out of supply's, and people are struggling to get off town (by flights).. Going to be a scary 36-48 hours as this storm makes its way near Hawaii.
Hurricane Lane strengthened to a Category 5 storm late Tuesday with maximum sustained winds of 160 mph as it moved closer to Hawaii, the National Hurricane Center said. Hawaii County, also known as the Big Island, is under a hurricane warning, meaning hurricane conditions are expected in the next 36 hours. Oahu and Maui County, which includes the islands of Maui, Lanai, Molokai and Kahoolawe, are under a hurricane watch. A Hurricane Watch means that hurricane conditions are possible within the next 48 hours. As of 1 a.m. ET, Lane was located about 375 miles south of Kailua-Kona, on the west coast of Big Island, and about 535 miles south of Honolulu. On the forecast track, the storm is expected to move very close to or over the main Hawaiian Islands from Thursday through Saturday.
The Weather Channel
I will add more info as it continues to develop along.
This special advisory reduces the current intensity of Lane to 75
kt based on rapid weakening of the associated cloud and radar
patterns observed over the past few hours, and adjusts the intensity
and wind radii forecast to better agree with current trends. There
are no other changes at this time. This special advisory takes the
place of the 2 pm intermediate advisory.