As of the latest advisory at 11 a.m. ET Friday (5 a.m. in Hawaii), the storm had maximum sustained winds of 11o mph and was moving at a pace of just 5 mph. The storm’s sluggish movement threatened to bring prolonged rain and increased the risk of flooding and landslides.
“The slow movement of Lane also greatly increases the threat for prolonged heavy rainfall and extreme rainfall totals,” the Central Pacific Hurricane Center said. “This is expected to lead to major, life-threatening flash flooding and landslides over all Hawaiian Islands.”