A Look at the Tropics – August 20th
A look at the Tropics on this August 20th has 1 Major storm we’ll need to watch while there’s not much in the way of other activity. In the Atlantic Basin, we do not have any active waves and no development is expected over the next 5 days. Over in the eastern Pacific, there isn’t any activity present as well. On top of that, no activity is expected to develop in the eastern Pacific over the next 5 days.
With that said, though, there is a Major storm in the central Pacific we’re keeping an eye on. From the Central Pacific Hurricane Center’s 10 PM Advisory today, Hurricane Lane is still alive as a Category 4 storm. The advisory noted its peak wind speeds at 130 mph and a minimum pressure of 964 millibars. Lane was last located 515 southeast of Hilo, Hawaii and the forecast has it staying in the water through Wednesday. However, the forecast track wants to turn more northerly from Thursday into the coming weekend. If that forecast track holds by the end of this week, Lane could come pretty close to a good portion of the Hawaiian Islands. Those with interests in the Islands should monitor Lane closely for the rest of this week.