A hurricane watch is in effect for Kauai County, which includes the islands of Kauai and Niihau. Wind speed dropped to 2 mph! Maui Hana Highway in Kaupo at mile markers 10 and 15 have landslides blocking one lane. The updated track forecast is very close to the previous but has been shifted slightly closer to the islands on days 2 and 3, when Lane will be making its closest point of approach to the islands. Estimated to be out overnight. Boat owners, take measures to secure your vessel. The storm is slowly weakening, but remains a powerful Category 4 hurricane.
Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 40 miles 65 km from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 140 miles 220 km. Preparations to protect life and property should be rushed to completion. Officials recommend a 14-day emergency supply. Determination on access for Saturday, Aug. For a full list of the special use lanes, see Roadways may be closed at any point for the health and safety of the public. Bands of intense showers and thunderstorms surrounding Lane will begin to overspread the state from south to north, reaching the Big Island late tonight or Wednesday morning.
Lane is expected to remain a hurricane as it approaches the islands. A turn toward the northwest is expected Wednesday into Thursday. Bear in mind, though, that things may change quickly and without warning. Editor's note: For live updates on Friday, August 24, see our current story. Coastal evacuations and road closures are possible.
A Hurricane Warning means that hurricane conditions are likely within the next 36 hours. Excessive rainfall associated with Lane will impact the Hawaiian Islands into the weekend, leading to significant and life-threatening flash flooding and landslides. Plan for hazardous wind of equivalent tropical storm force due to possible forecast changes in track, size or intensity. If your comments are inappropriate, you may be banned from posting. We will be working on clearing mud and debris on the road between Waikoko and Wainiha and will make an announcement on the convoy operations soon. As long as Lane can maintain central deep convection, the weakening trend will remain more gradual.
All other routes are open aside from the planned closures of Pali Highway Kailua bound at the tunnels and the left lanes of H-3 at Harano Tunnels. Though the hurricane is not expected to make direct landfall, impacts could still be severe. Easy kine and totally usable for watering plants if not needed during a storm. Large breaking waves may affect harbor entrances and channels with damage possible to docks, piers, ramps, and boats. Numerous road and bridge closures with some weakened or washed out. Locations may be uninhabitable for weeks.
Road is closed right now, crews working to get a lane open. You will be notified if any of the shelters are opened. A watch is typically issued 48 hours before the anticipated first occurrence of tropical-storm-force winds, conditions that make outside preparations difficult or dangerous. An insightful discussion of ideas and viewpoints is encouraged, but comments must be civil and in good taste, with no personal attacks. Our best option for cheap award flights to Hawaii from the Continental U. Then pour it into the next bucket. The onset of damaging tropical storm force winds on the Big Island could be as early as Wednesday, with dangerous hurricane force winds possible by Wednesday night.
Although the current forecast retains Lane as a tropical cyclone through 5 days, it's very possible that Lane will not last that long as the low level circulation crosses underneath a band of very strong wind shear. These swells will produce very large and damaging surf along exposed west and south facing shorelines. By 36 hours, the ridge is expected begin building to the southeast and south of Lane, which will begin to impart a more northward motion through at least 48 hours. So, again, things can and probably will change. On Friday, a surfer leaves the water as a bit of sunshine peeks through the clouds before sunset along Waikiki beach on the island.
The proximity to island terrain makes the steering flow even more complex, at least until the vortex completely seperates from the persistent convection as a shallow low level circulation. The current forecast track has it passing south of Hawaii's Big Island, reports. The onset of damaging tropical storm force winds on the Big Island could be as early as Wednesday evening, with dangerous hurricane force winds possible by Thursday. A turn toward the northwest is expected Wednesday into Thursday. Listen for evacuation orders, especially pertaining to area visitors. Beyond 72 hours, the shallow circulation of Lane is expected to be carried westward away from the islands in the low-level trade wind flow. Even when they were extremely busy with caring for several guests as well as preparing themselves for the storm they helped us reschedule our plans seamlessly.
Storm total rainfall amounts greater than 20 inches are possible. Small streams, creeks, canals, arroyos, and ditches overflow. Hawaii Five-0 is set to premiere its ninth season on Sept. Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 40 miles from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 140 miles. Interests in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands should monitor the progress of Hurricane Lane. A watch is typically issued 48 hours before the anticipated first occurrence of tropical-storm-force winds, conditions that make outside preparations difficult or dangerous. However, the storm has been slowing and its track has been difficult to predict.
The steering flow is relatively light and out of the south, and Lane will move northwest and north at a relatively slow speed through Friday in this environment. By 48 to 72 hours, most of the track guidance begins to show a sharp turn toward the west, as the low level circulation of Lane decouples in the face of 35 to 40 kt of shear. Yes, you risk not being able to find availability, but at least if the points are already there, you can always search for alternate dates. Further assessments will continue throughout the day. On the forecast track, the center of Lane will move very close to or over the main Hawaiian Islands later today through Friday. This has resulted in more than 31 inches of rainfall for the month, setting a new record for the wettest August. The slow movement of Lane also greatly increases the threat for prolonged heavy rainfall and extreme rainfall totals.