Hurricane Lane threatens Hawaiian Islands

Hurricane Lane Satellite image

Hurricane Lane over the central North Pacific has max winds of 125 knots and was moving northwestward towards the Hawaiian Islands and is forecast to turn more towards the north during the next 24-36 hours.  In 48-72 hours track guidance suggests that Lane will start turning back to a more westward track and the timing of that shift could make a significant difference over the Hawaiian Islands.  Increasing wind shear will gradually weaken Land during the next 48 hours, with more rapid weakening thereafter.

NOAA NHC Forecast Track

About Fred Pickhardt

I am a marine meteorologist and sailed briefly with American Export Lines in the Far East trade after graduating from State University of New York Maritime College. I have extensive experience in weather analysis, weather forecasting, optimum ship routing, vessel performance evaluations and forensic weather event reconstructions. I founded Ocean Weather Services and as Owner and Chief Consultant currently provide optimum ship routing services and forensic marine weather reports to the maritime industry.
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