Hawaii Braces for Category 5 Hurricane Lane

Hurricane Lane, August 22, 2018. Credit: SSEC/CIMSS, University of Wisconsin–Madison

(From AP News)

On Tuesday night, the National Weather Service announced that Hurricane Lane had become a Category 5 hurricane, which means that it is likely to cause catastrophic damage with winds 157 mph or above. The hurricane is about 500 miles (804 kilometers) southeast of Honolulu. . . .

The storm had been moving west, but it is expected to turn northwest toward the state Wednesday. There’s uncertainty to Lane’s path — whether it moves north or south, meteorologist Gavin Shigesato said.

Click here for the article.