Hurricane Lane Soaks Hawaii’s Big Island


Hurricane Lane was downgraded to a Category 3 storm late Thursday, yet still was packing a wallop with rain and winds on Hawaii.
The National Weather Service said Lane, packing winds of up to 200 kph (124 mph), was not projected to make a direct hit on the islands yet is expected to pass near or over parts of the main Hawaiian Islands Friday. The hurricane’s path is putting the Big Island of Hawaii and Maui “in the thick” of the storm, National Weather Service meteorologist Melissa Dye said Thursday.