Storm forecast to become hurricane far out in east Pacific

MEXICO CITY — A strengthening tropical storm is swirling out in the eastern Pacific, while another named storm is moving across the open Atlantic. Neither Tropical storm Lane in the Pacific nor Subtropical storm Ernesto in the Atlantic poses any immediate threat to land.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center said late Wednesday that Lane had winds of 50 mph (85 kph) and is expected to strengthen into a hurricane Thursday and a major hurricane by Saturday. Its center was 1,350 miles (2,170 kilometers) southwest of the southern tip of Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula and heading west at 13 mph (20 kph).

Ernesto had maximum sustained winds near 40 mph (65 kph). It was centered about 630 miles (1,010 kilometers) southeast of Canada’s Cape Race, Newfoundland, and moving north-northeast at 10 mph (17 kph).

  1. harry oyama August 16, 2018 11:04 am Reply

    Now this hurricane seems to be on track hitting Hawaii. So the question is, why should the State bail out Big Island with $680 million instead of saving it for hurricane insurance for the rest of the State?

    Big Island county officials should have saved all those $millions collected from property taxes in the Puna district for a rainlng day instead of squandering it on stupid political projects. It is their fault for allowing residents in building in those areas which even insurance companies will NOT insure because of the risk of lava flows and sure enough it got wiped out.

    It is not the responsibility of outer island residents to bail them out when we have to worry about being hit by a hurricane. This is what happens when a political party has been in power for too long. Remember on Nov who these crooks are and vote them out.

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