11:00 a.m.

The Central Pacific Hurricane Center downgraded Lane to a Tropical Depression.  Lane is currently located about 270 miles SW of Lihue, Kauai.  

Tropical Storm Lane will track westward over the next couple of days, however a lingering plume of deep moisture will keep a rather wet an unsettled trade wind pattern over the state through Tuesday, particularly over windward areas. Drier more typical trade wind weather is then expected by midweek and continuing through next weekend.

Tropical Storm Miriam has formed in the eastern pacific.  It is expected to become a category 1 hurricane Monday.  Miriam is located about 1,800 miles SE of Hilo.  Sustained winds are at 45 mph and moving west at 13 mph

Models have the storm moving west, but by day 3, a weakness in the high pressure ridge will guide the storm to the north.

6:56 p.m.

The National Weather Service reports that the Flash Flood Warning remains in effect for Hawaii Island. Rain will continue through the weekend so please be careful when traveling on the roads. Closures may occur without any notice.

For your additional information:

  • The United States Postal Service reports that all post offices except Pepeekeo Post Office will deliver mail tomorrow. However, there are no retail services or mail pickup from blue USPS mail boxes.
  • State Highways reports that Highway 19 at mile marker 28-29 (Kaawalii Gulch) remains closed. This closure is to allow crews to remove a dangerous boulder from the hillside. It is unknown at this time how long the highway will be closed.
  • State Highways has installed a temporary traffic light on Highway 11 near mile marker 30 (Volcano Golf Course) due to a one lane closure. This closure will allow crews to make repairs to earthquake and flood damaged sections of the highway. Repairs are expected to last about two weeks.

2:50 p.m.

The Tropical Storm Warning has been discontinued Statewide. A flash flood watch is still in effect for O'ahu through Sunday morning at 6 a.m.

8/25 5 a.m.

Tropical storm warning dropped for Hawaii County but remains posted for Oahu and Maui County. Kauai is still under a tropical storm watch. 

Lane is now moving north at 3 mph. 

5 p.m.

Lane has now been downgraded from a Hurricane to a Tropical Storm, but rain bands will still bring more flooding and damaging winds to part of the state. A Tropical Storm Warning is in effects for O'ahu, Maui, Lanai, Molokai, Kahoolawe and Hawaii County. A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for Kaua'i and Niihau.

2 p.m.

Hurricane Lane has now been downgraded to a Category 1 storm moving at 2 pmh. The storm is now 120 miles south of Honolulu, and 190 west of Kailua-Kona. There is a Hurricane Warning in effect for O'ahu and Maui County, ad Tropical Storm Warning for Hawaii County, and a Tropical Storm Watch still in effect for Kaua'i County.

11 a.m.

Kaua'i County is now under a Tropical Storm Watch. Hurricane Lane is 150 miles south of Honolulu and 130 miles WSW of Kailua-Kona. Maximum sustained winds are at 105 mph. Weakening is forecast during the next 48 hours.

8:00 a.m.

Hurricane Lane remains a Category 2 storm just south of the islands bringing strong winds and significant flooding to some areas. Hurricane Lane has maximum sustained winds at 105 mph, and is about 170 miles from Honolulu. It is currently 140 miles from Kailua-Kona. There is a Hurricane Warning for Oahu and Maui county, including Lanai, Molokai and Kahoolawe. A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect fir Hawaii county, and a Hurricane Watch is in effect for Kauai County.

5:00 a.m.
Hurricane Lane has weakened, now with maximum sustained winds 110 mph and moving north at 5 mph. It is about 155 miles west-southwest of Kailua-Kona. Now a category 2 system and 180 miles from Honolulu.
Hurricane warnings and watch locations remain the same.

2:00 a.m.
Hurricane Lane is about 160 miles southwest of Kailua-Kona and 200 miles south of Honolulu. Maximum sustained winds 120 mph and moving north at 5 mph.
Hurricane warnings and watch locations remain the same.
Catastrophic flooding occurring on the Big Island of Hawaii.

August 24, 12:36 a.m.

Rainfall Totals:

As of Thursday evening the official location with the most rain was Hakalau at 26.21" since noon on Wednesday.

Saddle Quarry followed with 16.99", Hilo with 12.23", and Mountain View with 9.26"

11:00 p.m.

Hurricane Lane has sustained winds of 120 mph. Satellite images indicate the storm may undergo some weakening soon as wind shear elongates the storm.  Flood Warnings remain in effect for the Big Island where many windward locations have seen 12-26 inches of rain

No major changes to track or intensity. Lane continues to lift North at 6 mph.

9:13 p.m.

Hawaii Police Department and Hawaii Fire Department are going house to house on Reeds Island recommending the evacuation of residents on Kaiulani St. 

The Red Cross Shelter at Waiakea High School is open to anyone that wants to evacuate. If you choose to do so, use extreme caution traveling to the shelter. If you choose to relocate to a shelter, food is not provided. Please bring your blankets and pillows if possible. However, the shelter is open to everyone with or without these items. 

Saddle Road is closed at the 10.5 mile marker due to a landslide. The road will be closed for several hours as crews work to remove the debris.

8 p.m.

A Hurricane Warning is in effect for O'ahu and Maui County, a tropical storm warning is in effect for Hawaii County. A Hurricane Watch is in effect for Kauai County, including the islands of Kaua'i and Ni'ihau.

Tropical storm conditions are already occurring on the Big Island and parts of Maui County. These conditions will likely persist tonight. Hurricane conditions are expected over some areas of Maui County on Friday. Tropical storm conditions are expected to begin on Oahu later tonight, with hurricane conditions expected from Friday into Friday night. Tropical storm or hurricane conditions are possible on Kauai on Saturday.
 
RAINFALL: Rain bands will continue to overspread the Hawaiian Islands well ahead of Lane. Excessive rainfall associated with this slow moving hurricane will continue to impact the Hawaiian Islands into the weekend, leading to significant and life-threatening flash flooding and landslides. Lane is expected to produce total rain accumulations of 10 to 20 inches, with localized amounts of 30 to 40 inches possible over portions of the Hawaiian Islands. Over two feet
of rain has already fallen at a couple of locations on the windward side of the Big Island.
 
SURF: Very large swells generated by the slow moving hurricane will severely impact the Hawaiian Islands over the next couple of days. These swells will produce extremely large and damaging surf along exposed west and south facing shorelines. A prolonged period of high surf will likely lead to significant coastal erosion.
 
STORM SURGE: The combination of a dangerous storm surge and large breaking waves will raise water levels by as much as 2 to 4 feet above normal tide levels along south and west facing shores near the center of Lane. The surge will be accompanied by large and destructive waves.
 

5 p.m.

The Category 3 storm, Hurricane Lane, remains at the same strength with 125 mph winds. The latest Forecast Cone keeps the eye offshore. However, some models still hint at possible direct landfall. The storm is 185 miles southwest of Kailua-Kona, and 250 miles south of Honolulu.

2 p.m.

Hurricane Lane has weakened to a Category 3 storm with winds at 125mph. It continues to move north northwest. The most uncertainty is found in the weakening and the turn the storm is expected to take. Lane is 190 miles southwest of Kailua-Kona, and 260 miles south of Honolulu. Torrential rain is still a large concern for officials. There will be an outdoor warning system that will sound on O'ahu at 4 p.m.

11 a.m.
Hurricane Lane has not weakened and continues moving northwest at 7mph. The storm gets stronger and closer, forecast shows by Friday morning it will slowly weaken to a category 3. 275 miles away from Honolulu and 200 miles southwest of Kona.
Hurricane warnings and watch locations remain the same.
Flash flood watch for the state. Flash flood warning for Maui of Maui County and Hawaii County.

8 a.m.
Lane continues to approach the main Hawaiian islands with torrential rainfall already occurring in some areas. With maximum sustained winds of 130 mph moving northwesterly at 7 mph, the Hurricane is about 290 miles south of Honolulu, Hawaii. 
Hurricane warning and watch locations remain the same.
High surf warning for south shores on all islands.
Flood advisory for the island of Maui.

5 a.m.
Hurricane lane still a category 4 with sustained winds remaining at 130 mph. Moving northwest at 7 mph.
miles south of Honolulu Hawaii.
Hurricane warning and watch locations remain the same. 
High surf warning for ALL south shores.

Thursday, August 23, 2018
2 a.m.

Category 4 hurricane has sustained winds of 130 mph moving northwest at 7 mph.
335 miles south of Honolulu Hawaii.
Oahu, Maui County - Kahoolawe, Lanai, Maui, Molokai - and Hawaii county under a Hurricane warning. Kauai County under a Hurricane watch.
 

11 p.m. 

Hurricane Lane remains as a category 4 hurricane, moving northwest at 7 mph. 

It is now about 235 miles south south-west of Kailua-Kona, Hawaii and about 350 miles south of Honolulu. 

Hurricane warning and watch locations remain the same. 

The next update from the Central Pacific Hurricane Center is at 5 a.m. Thursday. 

5:00 p.m.

Hurricane Lane remains as a powerful category 4 hurricane, moving northwest at 8 mph.

Lane is now 260 miles south of Kailua-Kona, Hawaii and 385 miles South-South-east from Honolulu. 

A Hurricane Warning is in effect for: Oahu, Maui County, including the islands of Maui, Lanai, Molokai and Kahoolawe, Hawaii County

A Hurricane Watch is in effect for: Kauai County including the islands of Kauai and Niihau. 

2:00 p.m.

Category 4 Hurricane Lane bringing heavy, potentially flooding rains to the Big Island. Lane is 275 miles south of Kailua-Kona Hawaii, about 400 miles south-southeast of Honolulu Hawaii. Maximum sustained winds are now at 150 MPH and moving WNW at 8 MPH. A gradual turn northwest is expected today followed by a more northward motion on Thursday. On the forecast track, the center of Lane will move very close to or over the main Hawaiian Islands from Thursday through Saturday.

Hurricane Warning for Maui County and Hawaii County.
Hurricane Watch for Oahu and Kauai county. 

11:00 a.m.

Hawaiian Islands remain vulnerable as category 4 Hurricane Lane passes south of the Big Island. About 285 miles south of Kailua-Kona Hawaii, about 420 miles south-southeast of Honolulu Hawaii. Maximum sustained winds 155 MPH and moving WNW at 8 MPH. A gradual turn northwest is expected today followed by a more northward motion on Thursday. On the forecast track, the center of Lane will move very close to or over the main Hawaiian Islands from Thursday through Saturday.

Hurricane Warning for Maui County and Hawaii County.
Hurricane Watch for Oahu and Kauai county. 

8:00 a.m.

Hawaiian islands remain vulnerable as category 4 Hurricane Lane passes south of the Big Island. The storm is about 305 mi South of Kailua-Kona, Hawaii and about 445 mi SSE of Honolulu. Maximum sustained winds of 155 mph, moving WNW at 8 mph.

A Hurricane Warning is in effect for Hawaii County, Maui County, including the islands of Maui, Lanai, Molokai and Kahoolawe. A Hurricane Watch is in effect for Oahu, Kauai County, including the islands of Kauai and Niihau. A Hurricane Warning means that hurricane conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area. A warning is typically issued 36 hours before the anticipated first occurrence of tropical-storm- force winds, conditions that make outside preparations difficult or dangerous. Preparations to protect life and property should be rushed to completion. A Hurricane Watch means that hurricane conditions are possible within the watch area. 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. 

5:00 a.m.

Still a powerful category 4, Hurricane Lane has sustained winds at 155 mph. It's currently about 320 Miles south of Hilo, moving W-NW at nearly 9mph. Hurricane lane is passing to the South-Southeast of the Big Island tonight and is expected to begin a turn Northwest toward the islands later today. The center of Lane will track dangerously close to the islands Thursday through Saturday.

Damaging tropical-storm-force winds on the Big Island could start as early as this afternoon or evening, with dangerous hurricane force winds possible by tonight. In Maui County, damaging tropical-storm-force winds could begin as early as Thursday, with dangerous hurricane force winds possible starting on Thursday night. On Oahu, damaging tropical-storm-force winds could begin as early as Thursday, with dangerous hurricane force winds possible by Thursday night into Friday.

 Bands of intense showers and thunderstorms surrounding Lane will begin to spread across the state from the Southeast, reaching the Big Island later this morning. Excessive rainfall is possible which could lead to significant flash flooding, landslides, and mudslides. 

Until the effects of lane arrive, the weather will be breezy at 15-25 mph. 86-91 Degrees. 

A hurricane warning in effect for Hawaii county and Maui county.
Hurricane Watch issued for Oahu and Kauai. A tropical storm warning in effect for Big Island Leeward waters and a hurricane watch in effect for the surrounding waters of Maui County and Oahu.

Flash flood watch for the state until Friday high surf warning for South facing shores of the Big Island and Maui County. And high surf advisory for south facing shores of niihau Oahu, Molokai, Lanai, Maui, Kahoolawe.

11:16 p.m.

The Central Pacific Hurricane Center reports that Hurricane Lane maintained 160 mph winds, and there were no major changes to the track or timing.

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8:23 p.m.

Hurricane Lane remains a Category 5 storm with 160 mph winds. Lane is 370 miles SSE of Kailua-Kona and 530 miles SSE of Honolulu.

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7:04 p.m. 
Hurricane Lane has now become a Category 5 hurricane, stay with Island News for the latest updates

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5:07 p.m.

Category 4 Hurricane Lane maintains it's track towards the Islands and officials on each island are asking the public to remain vigilant. A Hurricane Warning has been issued for the Big Island, a Hurricane Watch has been issued for O'ahu and Maui County. A High Surf Advisory has been issued for all South-facing shores.

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August 21, 2018, 4:25 p.m.

Hawai'i County and Maui County public schools and HIDOE offices are closed tomorrow until further notice.As of 11 a.m. Hurricane Lane continues to strengthen, and is 410 miles away from Hawaii. It is no moving west-northwest which brings the storm closer to the islands.

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August 21, 7:43 a.m.

Lane is forecast to move dangerously close to the main Hawaiian Islands as a hurricane later this week, potentially bringing damaging winds and life-threatening flash flooding from heavy rainfall. As Lane is expected to be slow-moving as it nears the islands, it will produce large and damaging surf, mainly along exposed south and west facing shores. A Hurricane Watch has been issued for Hawaii and Maui counties, and additional Tropical Storm or Hurricane Watches may be required later today or tonight. It is much too early to confidently determine which, if any, of the main Hawaiian Islands will be directly impacted by Lane. Even if the center of Lane were to remain offshore, it is important to remember that impacts from a hurricane can extend well away from the center. Interests throughout Hawaii are urged to closely monitor the progress of Lane the next couple of days.

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UPDATE: Category 4 Hurricane Lane now has winds of 150 mph, west motion at 12 mph and is less than 500 miles away from Hawaii.

A flash flood watch is posted for the state:
"As Hurricane Lane approaches the islands from the south, deep tropical moisture associated with Lane will spread across the island chain from the east, with increased potential for heavy rainfall."

A hurricane watch has been posted for Maui Counties and Hawaii Island. 

"A Hurricane Watch means hurricane-force winds are possible somewhere within this area within the next 48 hours.Potential for strong winds, plan for hazardous wind of equivalent tropical storm force due to possible forecast changes in track, size or intensity.Potential for moderate flooding rain."The forecast track has it passing to the south of the Big Island Tuesday, bringing heavy rains and possible tropical storm force winds.


The storm could bring a direct impact including hurricane force winds to the islands Thursday or Friday depending on the eventual track.

Preparations should be made in case there is a direct impact from Lane.


All residents should monitor new tracks released at 5 and 11 AM/PM daily for forecast updates.

A hurricane warning is in effect for offshore Hawaiian waters, high surf advisory for Maui and Big Island east shores 6-12 foot surf.


A hurricane warning is in effect for offshore Hawaiian waters, high surf advisory for Maui and Big Island east shores 6-12 foot surf.

Tropical storm watch or hurricane watch will likely be issued for parts of the islands Tuesday.