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Here are some shelters that will open as Hurricane Lane nears islands

Here are some shelters that will open as Hurricane Lane nears islands

The highest wind threats for the Big Island will develop along the western slopes of the island as strong and gusty down slope winds interact with mountainous terrain.

A Hurricane Watch remains in effect for Maui County, and is now posted for Oahu, with tropical-storm force winds possibly beginning Thursday or Thursday night.

A hurricane warning in effect for hawaii county and maui county.

The storm had been moving west, but it is expected to turn northwest toward the state Wednesday.

Officials were urging residents across the islands to prepare.

Puaoi said the last time her family boarded up the windows of their home was in 1992 during Hurricane Iniki. "Take this one seriously", tweeted Michael Lowry, a strategic planner at FEMA and a tropical weather expert.

Based on the scientific information and expertise available, Hawaii is in danger of being significantly impacted by Hurricane Lane, whether or not the hurricane directly hits the state, according to a state press release.

Hawaii is bracing for a rare event this week, as major Hurricane Lane tracks toward the state - the first hurricane to make such a close approach to the chain since 2014.

Southern and southeastern areas of the island can also expect similar wind conditions as the leeward areas, however, rainfall could total more than 2 feet in areas of Ka'u.

As Hurricane Lane continues to churn toward Hawaii packing maximum sustained winds of 155 miles per hour, scientists gathering data on the storm provided a dramatic glimpse from inside on Tuesday. Over the next day, the storm is predicted to turn more to the north, but how sharply is the critical question. This does not mean a direct hit is likely at the moment, but impacts from the storm appear more likely with most recent data. Isolated areas of the islands could see more than 20 inches.

The service said hurricane conditions are expected within the warning area, in Hawaii County, on Thursday, while tropical storm conditions would affect the "watch" area starting Thursday.

Clocking in with maximum sustained winds of 315 mph, Lane was located around 460 miles from Kailua-Kona and xxx miles from Honolulu and was headed west-northwest at 9 mph at 5 a.m., according to the Central Pacific Hurricane Center.

However, the storm has attained an annular structure, meaning its large eye is surrounded by a single, uniform ring of thunderstorms.

There has never been a Category 5 storm this close to the state.

"Winds tend to steer storms away from there", said Princeton University climate scientist Gabe Vecchi.


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