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Disaster-Weary Big Island Braces For Lane’s First Effects Jason Armstrong/Civil Beat

Disaster-Weary Big Island Braces For Lane’s First Effects

South- and west-facing coastal areas are considered at greatest risk in Hawaii County.

Forecasting Hurricanes In The ‘Cone Of Uncertainty’ Is A Rough Challenge NASA

Forecasting Hurricanes In The ‘Cone Of Uncertainty’ Is A Rough Challenge

Meteorologists get plenty of data to predict a storm’s path, but even minor fluctuations in models can mean a world of difference.

Helping The Homeless To Survive A Hurricane Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Helping The Homeless To Survive A Hurricane

People who live along streambeds and coastlines are especially vulnerable to flooding and storm surges.

Hawaii Prepares As A Fearsome Storm Nears Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Hawaii Prepares As A Fearsome Storm Nears

UPDATED: Lane — potentially the most destructive storm Hawaii has faced in 26 years — is now a Category 4 hurricane.

Oahu Placed On Hurricane Watch As Storm Approaches NASA

Oahu Placed On Hurricane Watch As Storm Approaches

UPDATED: Maui is also under a watch, while a more-imminent hurricane warning is in effect for the Big Island.

Forecasters: Hawaii Must Keep A Close Eye On Hurricane Lane NOAA

Forecasters: Hawaii Must Keep A Close Eye On Hurricane Lane

The big question is when the storm will turn north.

Hurricane Hector Skirts South Of Hawaii As It Weakens NASA

Hurricane Hector Skirts South Of Hawaii As It Weakens

Gusty winds on the Big Island but no landfall for the category 3 storm.

Hurricane Hector Still Expected To Stay South Of Hawaii NASA

Hurricane Hector Still Expected To Stay South Of Hawaii

The storm is expected to weaken as it continues west. It’ll be south of the Big Island early Wednesday.

Forecasters Predict Central Pacific Could See Up To 6 Hurricanes This Season Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Forecasters Predict Central Pacific Could See Up To 6 Hurricanes This Season

Weak El Nino conditions — water warming on the surface of the ocean along the equator — could make the next few months stormier.

VIDEO: Hurricane Lester As Seen From International Space Station Screenshot: NASA Johnson Space Center

VIDEO: Hurricane Lester As Seen From International Space Station

NASA released two videos of Hurricane Lester shot from the International Space Station orbiting 257 miles above Earth.

What’s Up With Pali, The Pacific’s Early-Bird Hurricane? NOAA

What’s Up With Pali, The Pacific’s Early-Bird Hurricane?

Not only is it the earliest on record in the central Pacific, it’s also moved closer to the equator than any other Northern Hemisphere cyclone on record.

NWS: Hurricane Oho No Threat to Hawaii NWS

NWS: Hurricane Oho No Threat to Hawaii

Hurricane Oho is passing east of the islands while gaining strength.

Hawaii Hurricanes