KAILUA-KONA — Hurricane Lane weakened some this morning as the still-Category 4 storm creeped closer to the Hawaiian Islands.
KAILUA-KONA — Hawaii County Civil Defense reports that five emergency shelters have been opened in North Kohala, South Kohala, North Kona and South Kona due to the potential effects of Hurricane Lane. No mandatory evacuation has been ordered.
KAILUA-KONA — Four shelters have opened in West Hawaii as Hurricane Lane moves closer to the Hawaiian Islands.
KAILUA-KONA — West Hawaii could begin to feel the effects of Hurricane Lane as early as this evening as the powerful storm closes in on the state.
KAILUA-KONA — All public and charter schools in Hawaii and Maui counties will be closed Wednesday ahead of the anticipated arrival of Hurricane Lane.
KAILUA-KONA — Gov. David Ige and Hawaii County Mayor Harry Kim have signed emergency proclamations ahead of the anticipated arrival of Hurricane Lane.
KAILUA-KONA — Tropical Storm Lane is forecast to continue strengthening as it tracks westward toward the Central Pacific.
KAILUA-KONA — Forecasters are keeping a close eye on an area of disturbed weather about 950 miles east-southeast of Hilo.
KAILUA-KONA — Today marks the start of the 2018 Central Pacific hurricane season.
KAILUA-KONA — Forecasters are calling for normal to above-normal tropical cyclone activity within the Central Pacific this hurricane season.
KAILUA-KONA — No tropical cyclones are expected to form within the Central Pacific and Eastern Pacific basins during the coming 48 hours, according to forecasters with the Honolulu-based Central Pacific Hurricane Center and Miami-based National Hurricane Center.