August 22, 2018 / 5:51 AM / 3 months ago

Hurricane Lane strengthens to Cat 5 as it heads toward Hawaii: NHC

(Reuters) - Hurricane Lane strengthened to a Category 5 storm on Tuesday as it headed toward Hawaii, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.

The storm is about 375 miles (605 km) south-southeast of Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, with maximum sustained winds of 160 miles per hour (260 km/h), the NHC said.

“Slow weakening is forecast during the next 48 hours, but Lane is forecast to remain a dangerous hurricane as it draws closer to the Hawaiian Islands,” the center said.

Reporting by Brendan O'Brien in Milwaukee

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