Lane is quickly weakening as it encounters less-favorable environmental conditions just south of Hawaii. Wind shear ate away at the storm on Friday, decoupling its thunderstorms from the center of circulation. This caused the storm to rapidly collapse in just a couple of hours, leaving it ragged and disorganized—a far cry from the monstrous category five hurricane it was just a couple of days ago (for a reminder on how storm categories work and why we use them, click here). Thankfully, the threat from the storm's winds will diminish as the storm loses organization. However, even modest gusty winds can easily topple trees and power lines when the ground is soft and wet.