Winds are likely to persist until at least Thursday night or Friday morning, according to the NWS. Heavier rain shower bands will develop with some thunderstorm activity as the extreme moisture interacts with mountainous terrain on each island.
According to the National Hurricane Center, there will certainly be battering waves on the coast and potentially "life-threatening flash flooding from heavy rainfall" as water pours down the famously mountainous Hawaiian terrain.
Until the effects of lane arrive, the weather will be breezy at 15-25 miles per hour.
"I helped out with Hurricane Iniki, I was in the military and came over here when they had the devastation, so I kind of see the after effects of it", he said.
Hurricane Watch issued for Oahu and Kauai.
Lane's maximum sustained winds are almost 160 mph, the National Weather Service said, which will slowly weaken over the next 48 hours.
Should hurricane-force winds materialize, it would result in "considerable roof damage to sturdy buildings", severe damage to mobile homes, "many large trees snapped or uprooted", "impassable" roads and power outages, the National Weather Service said. Lane is 370 miles SSE of Kailua-Kona and 530 miles SSE of Honolulu.
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As the storm gradually tracks further under and eventually to the southwest of the Big Island look for the leading ESE-SE swell to fade across the eastern exposures into the second half of the week.
The hurricane will deliver a combination of torrential rainfall, high winds and risky surf as it approaches Hawaii, Accuweather Senior Meteorologist Mike Doll told USA TODAY. Done this 21st day of August 2018 in Hilo, Hawai'i.
A turn toward the northwest is expected Wednesday into Thursday.
Accuweather reports that Hurricane Lane gained wind speed overnight, turning from a Category 4 into a Category 5, and could bring record damage to the Hawaiian islands, though the storm is expected to weaken as it crosses through cooler waters on Wednesday.
Only four named storms have made landfall in Hawaii since 1959 (two hurricanes and two tropical storms). Mount Kilauea began producing lava flows in early May and portions of the southeastern coastline of the Big Island have been transformed by the lava flows which covered over 13 square miles (35 square kilometers). Interests throughout Hawaii are urged to closely monitor the progress of Lane the next couple of days.
The path for Hurricane Lane will take it close to Honolulu by Friday.
Hurricane Lane is hurtling toward Hawaii.
After hitting the Big Island, the storm is expected to move north over the islands of Maui, Lanai and Moloka'i, which were all under hurricane and flash flood watches. This does not mean a direct hit is likely at the moment, but impacts from the storm appear more likely with most recent data.