Up to date Aug 19, 2018 1:19 PM EDT
Hurricane Lane grew to a Class four storm on Saturday, however then weakened Sunday morning to a Class three because it moved nearer to the Central Pacific basin, the Nationwide Hurricane Heart mentioned. As of 11 a.m. ET Sunday, Lane was positioned 885 miles east-southeast of Hilo, Hawaii.
The storm’s most sustained winds are 120 mph, and it is transferring west at about 15 mph. Forecasters say Lane is predicted to lose energy because it continues west-northwest over the following few days.
The present forecast observe has it passing south of Hawaii’s Massive Island, CBS Honolulu affilite KGMB stories.
There have already been robust storms within the Pacific Ocean in 2018, and water temperatures within the Pacific Ocean off San Diego hit a file excessive this month,. Whereas hurricanes are just about unparalleled in California, situations may probably elevate the menace.
“It may occur, particularly if the ocean temperatures proceed to remain on this anomalously heat state,” mentioned Artwork Miller, an oceanographer.
Scientists on the Scripps Pier have been recording historic temperatures within the Pacific Ocean as excessive as 79.5 levels. That is about 10 levels above regular.
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