Hurricane Lane's Path: Category 5 Storm Barrels Down on Hawaii

Major Hurricane Lane, a Category 4 storm, is heading toward Hawaii, forecasters warn

With emergency officials upgrading the severity of the storm's impact to Hawaii Island and Maui County to a Hurricane Warning, county civil defense agencies urged HIDOE to close campuses as a safety precaution.

Given the multiple hazards posed by the storm and the island chain's vulnerability, emergency management and local officials have pleaded with residents to prepare.

"Preparations to protect life and property should be rushed to completion", the National Weather Service said.

- The National Weather Service says that Hurricane Lane headed toward Hawaii has been is now a Category 4 hurricane and that some weakening of the storm is forecast over the next two days.

The Category 4 storm's unsafe center could make landfall this week, but even if it doesn't, it should draw close to the islands Thursday through Saturday, bringing destructive winds and as many as 20 inches of rain onshore, forecasters said.

Computer models mostly do not predict the storm to make a direct hit on the islands, which would be the worst-case scenario.

- Storm total rainfall amounts of 10-15 inches, isolated amounts of 20 inches possible.

A very big storm is coming for Hawaii, an island state that's largely avoided encounters with major cyclones in recent memory.

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Current forecast models call for 25-35 miles per hour winds with gusts reaching 55 miles per hour for leeward areas of Hawaii Island from North Kona to about Hawaiian Ocean View Estates.

A hurricane watch is in effect for the Big Island and Maui as islanders brace for potential effects from Hurricane Lane. Even close calls are somewhat rare, with Hawaii getting a named storm within 60 miles of its coastline about once every four years on average. While the storm is not certain to make landfall, it's expected to linger near the islands until Saturday, bringing with it extreme rains and damaging winds.

Based on the scientific information and expertise available, Hawai'i is in danger of being significantly impacted by Hurricane Lane, whether or not the hurricane directly hits the state.

Longtime Hawaii residents recalled a devastating 1992 hurricane as they prepared for Hurricane Lane.

"Hurricane Lane is not a well-behaved hurricane", Ige said in a statement Tuesday.

Public schools on the Big Island and in Maui County were closed Wednesday until further notice. A hurricane watch is still in effect for Honolulu and Kauaʻi counties. It's possible Oahu and Kauai may later be included in an advisory for the hurricane.

'I remember how very little rain fell. "But I remember the wind being the strongest force of nature I've ever witnessed and probably the scariest sounds I've ever heard in my life", he said.

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