Hurricane Lane approaches Hawaii Island, 22 August 2018

Accessed on 22 August 2018, 1945 UTC, Post #17480.


Reporter:  John Burnett.

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Although Hurricane Lane has been weakened to a Category 4 storm, it will still have a significant impact on Hawaii Island and the rest of the state.

“Hawaii Tribune-Herald” reporter John Burnett attended this morning’s meet at the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency and submitted these observations:

“A hurricane warning is in effect for Hawaii County and Maui County, including the islands of Maui, Lanai, Molokai and Kahoolawe.

A hurricane watch is in effect for Oahu and Kauai County, including the islands of Kauai and Niihau.

“We have a 60 to 70 percent chance of tropical-storm-force winds of 39 to 58 miles per hour in Ocean View, Ka‘u (at) around 1 p.m. (Thursday). That’s the estimated arrival,” said Janet Snyder, Mayor Harry Kim’s spokeswoman, following a morning briefing at Hawaii County Civil Defense headquarters in Hilo. “There’s about a 10 to 20 percent chance of high tropical-storm-force winds of 59 to 73 miles an hour.”

“There is a 10 percent chance of hurricane-force winds hitting the Big Island. That’s 74 miles an hour and up,” Snyder said. “And that would be the (west) side.”

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 40 miles from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 140 miles.”

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Russ Roberts