Wednesday, August 22, 2018 - 3:00pm
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Hurricane Lane at Category 5 strength just to the south of the Hawaiian Islands

Hurricane Lane, at the time of writing, is a category 5 storm, and it is also very close to the Hawaiian islands. As I wrote earlier in the week, strong hurricanes rarely impact the islands because of a barrier of cooler water "upwelling" from deeper ocean and changes in upper level winds called wind shear. However, Hurricane Lane is taking a track from the south rather than from the east into Hawaii, which is often favorable for storms to survive. Here is the latest on Hurricane Lane, and what meteorology experts are saying about it.

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