Tropical Storm Lane Advisory Number 43
NWS Central Pacific Hurricane Center Honolulu HI EP142018
500 PM HST Fri Aug 24 2018
...LANE WEAKENS TO A TROPICAL STORM SOUTH OF OAHU BUT RAIN BANDS
WILL STILL BRING MORE FLOODING AND DAMAGING WINDS TO PARTS OF
THE MAIN HAWAIIAN ISLANDS...
SUMMARY OF 500 PM HST...0300 UTC...INFORMATION
ABOUT 150 MI...240 KM SSW OF HONOLULU HAWAII
ABOUT 160 MI...255 KM W OF KAILUA-KONA HAWAII
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...70 MPH...110 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NW OR 315 DEGREES AT 3 MPH...6 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...985 MB...29.09 INCHES
WATCHES AND WARNINGS
CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:
The Hurricane Warning for Oahu, Maui, Molokai, Lanai, and
Kahoolawe has been changed to a Tropical Storm Warning.
SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:
A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for...
* Maui County...including the islands of Maui, Lanai, Molokai and
* Hawaii County
A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for...
* Kauai County...including the islands of Kauai and Niihau
A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are
expected somewhere within the warning area.
A Tropical Storm Watch means that tropical storm conditions are
possible within the watch area.
Interests in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands should monitor
the progress of Tropical Storm Lane.
For storm information specific to your area, please monitor
products issued by the National Weather Service office in
DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK
At 500 PM HST (0300 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Lane was
located near latitude 19.2 North, longitude 158.4 West. Lane is
now moving toward the northwest near 3 mph (6 km/h) and this motion
is expected to become more westerly with an increase in forward
speed over the next couple of days. On the forecast track, the
center of Lane will pass south of Kauai on Saturday.
Maximum sustained winds are near 70 mph (110 km/h) with higher
gusts. Additional weakening is forecast during the next 48 hours,
and Lane may become a remnant low later Saturday or Sunday.
Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 140 miles (220 km)
from the center.
The estimated minimum central pressure is 985 mb (29.09 inches).
HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
WIND: Tropical storm conditions are still expected in and near
rain bands that will affect Oahu, Maui County, and the Big Island
tonight into Saturday. Tropical storm conditions are possible on
Kauai starting Saturday.
RAINFALL: Excessive rainfall remains possible into the weekend,
which could lead to additional flash flooding and landslides.
Lane is expected to produce total rain accumulations of 10 to 20
inches in some areas. Localized storm total amounts up to 40 inches
are possible, mainly on the windward side of the Big Island where
over 30 inches of rain has already fallen in some areas.
SURF: Large swells generated by Lane will impact the Hawaiian
Islands into the weekend. These swells will produce high surf along
exposed south and east shorelines through Saturday.
Next intermediate advisory at 800 PM HST.
Next complete advisory at 1100 PM HST.