…Eye of Gustav nearing the Louisiana coast…hurricane force winds over portions of southeastern Louisiana…
A Hurricane Warning remains in effect from just east of High Island Texas eastward to the Mississippi-Alabama border…including the city of New Orleans and Lake Pontchartrain. Preparations to protect life and property should have been completed.
A Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect from east of the Mississippi-Alabama border to the Ochlockonee River.
At 600 am CDT…1100z…the center of Hurricane Gustav was located near latitude 28.8 north…longitude 90.1 west or about 85 miles…135 km…south of New Orleans Louisiana and about 150 miles…240 km…southeast of Lafayette Louisiana. This position is also about 20 miles…35 km…south-southeast of Port Fourchon along the Louisiana coast.
It looks like Gustav is racing the weather patterns. Trying to get ashore before he gets turned to the west by the shifting ridges and highs.
It looks like Gustav will be on shore before lunch…after that the computer models don’t seem to agree at all…
I can’t say which of the tracks I would put my money on. I would say the NOGAPS is the one to be least appreciated after the wet spring and summer the midwest had.
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