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August 2018

[Monday Evening] – Hurricane Lane to Pass Close to Hawaii; Direct Impacts Possible

   Posted by Levi at 9:36pm on August 20, 2018

Latest Official Information on Hurricane Lane




  • mike says:

    Levi what is your thoughts on the impacts you expect to see from Lana to Hawaii? Is it going to get ripped apart by sheer?

  • Lorna says:

    Please update us today 8/21,My daughter lives in Kailua and I’m a nervous wreck! Thank you for the update!

    • Glover says:

      If possible, I would pay for a flight for her back to the mainland. This Hurricane doesn’t show any signs of weakening, and if people say it does… It isn’t, yesterday they had this cane at a category 1 peeling away from the Island, now it is on the verge of a cat 5… Evacuation is a priority.

      • Greg says:

        The Big Island is “big”. If Lane looks to brush Kona, Civil Defense will have shelters open on the island. Or, she could leave to Hilo. I wouldn’t suggest evacuating to the mainland.

  • Dave Bidwell says:

    Awesome overview of the major models and interactions with the islands. Great job. Aren’t the dominant forces affecting the hurricane’s path the southwest flow heading toward Kaua’i, the general trades winds from the east (coupled with the high), and the unique wind flow patterns of the trades around the Hawaiian mountains on Hawaii and Maui? If so, doesn’t that all seem to signal a path right toward the western most islands?

    Thanks so much. Keep us updated as it progresses.

  • Glover says:

    It is a shame to see this hurricane head towards Hawaii, it reminds me on Iniki in ’91, if you are on the island reading this, I would try to leave the area.

  • Mike says:

    Im on Oahu which looks like might be on the strong side of the eye for a while since the storm will be moving slow. The big questions is always how much sheer will hit the storm. Often sheer can quickly destroy these storms as they get close to Hawaii. This is why we need Levi analysis he tells what he see without the hype.

  • Gary says:

    I live on Oahu, in Manoa Valley. Winds accelerate downslope and I live in 65 yr old wooden/glass house. Not good. Hoping Lane decides to make a left turn at about 20N. Impressive strength ~930MB and annular structure is not encouraging. Hoping SW shear and local interactions with Big Island mountains will weaken this thing. I give it 25% chance that I will be houseless Saturday. Go Bows~!

    • Mike says:

      The thing about this storm is even if it comes close and then turns we may very well be on the stong side of the storm for an extended time. We would be better off it went straight through. This could be worst case scenario IMO. Head to stores now I hear its getting busy out there. I went Saturday when I noticed the models bending our way.

    • Dirtyharry says:

      Know anyone in china town?

  • Glover says:

    Lane is only getting stronger…

  • DirtyHarry says:

    I’d watch paccom. If they bug out the aircraft and ships , get ready! We in Ohio will pray for westerly track. Please get above 20 feet. If your in a valley get above flash flood levels . Get gas and fill your bath tubs with water , gas for your grill and generators.

  • DirtyHarry says:

    No gas at stations in oahu costco not open yet.
    Dont depend on the state to save you.
    Buy solar phone chargers and battery usb storage
    Buy Canned food not fresh or raw meats

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