Hurricane Lane strengthens to category 5 as it heads for Hawaii

Hawaii residents told to brace for 150mph winds and flash flooding from Hurricane Lane

The storm was moving west at 16 miles per hour and packing 110 miles per hour maximum sustained winds. A turn toward the NW is expected on Wednesday, followed by a turn to the NNW on Thursday.

After a miss to the south from Hector earlier in August, Lane looks poised to, at the very least, come even closer to the island chain later this week.

But forecast models are indicating that Lane will turn in a more northerly direction by late Tuesday and Wednesday, which could put it on track to bring significant impacts to the islands. Forecasters say hurricane-force winds will extend 40 miles from the center, while tropical-storm force winds can be felt 140 miles from the eye.

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

The heaviest rain is moving into New England on Wednesday morning and some isolated flash flooding is possible.

After hitting the Big Island, the storm is expected to churn north over the islands of Maui, Lanai and Moloka'i, which were all under hurricane and flash flood watches.

"This storm, this Hurricane Lane, is a risky storm, and we've got to take it very, very seriously", Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell said at a state Capitol news conference. These swells will produce large and potentially damaging surf along exposed south and west facing shorelines.

The storm was packing maximum sustained winds of 160 miles (260 kilometres) per hour. According to the Central Pacific Hurricane Center, the center of Lane will move very close, if not over, parts of the main Hawaiian Islands from Thursday through Saturday.

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"As Lane moves up from the southeast, the earliest potential threat to land will be for the Big Island, where a Hurricane Warning is now in effect".

"Preparations to protect life and property should be rushed to completion", the NHC said.

The gas lines were long at Costco in Kahului on Tuesday as Hurricane Lane approached the Hawaiian Islands.

The biggest impact is likely to be on the Big Island Thursday and Friday. It will weaken over the next few days but it will still be capable of causing catastrophic damage.

Hawaii and Maui counties are under a hurricane watch as a Category 4 storm heads toward the state this week. Deep tropical moisture associated with Lane will spread across all islands.

The weather service also issued a hurricane watch for Maui and other smaller islands, meaning tropical storm-force winds, excessive rain and large swells could arrive starting Wednesday.

But it could still generate 75- to 110-mph wind, 10 to 16 inches of rain, 10- to 15-foot surf and four feet of storm surge.

Hurricane Lane satellite imagery., 5 p.m. 8.21.18.

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