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Powerful Hurricane Lane Approaches Hawaii (08/22/2018)

Hurricane Lane Forecast Track and Advisory (5am 08/22/2018)
Hurricane Lane (08/22/2018)
Posted at 5:14 AM, Aug 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-22 02:46:22-04

MIDWAY, Fl. (WTXL) -- Hawaii is bracing for impacts from Hurricane Lane, which is expected to turn north later Wednesday, bringing harsh weather closer and closer to the islands.

As of 5:00am ET, Hurricane Lane was packing maximum sustained winds of 160 mph. This makes it a Category 5 hurricane. A trough of low pressure to the west of Lane will force the storm to turn north, bringing the center of the hurricane very close to the islands, which has prompted Hurricane Watches and Warnings for several islands in the state.

For more information on Lane, visit the Central Pacific Hurricane Center page by clicking here.