A plot from the National Hurricane Center (below)…Gustav could arrive in New Orleans just in time to compete with the Republican National Convention. As a Category 3 hurricane. One presumes that the city and the Republican leadership will be better prepared this time, but the news is still not good for a White House linked to disaster in the public mind…from a party which will open its national convention on Monday. With Bush. Something tells me he won’t joke about "the World’s Greatest Polluter."
Dr. Masters of Wunderblog: "Final landfall of Gustav could occur anywhere from Texas to the Florida
Panhandle. The latest GFDL model predicts landfall near New Orleans on
Sunday night as a Category 3 hurricane. The HWRF model picks
Mississippi on Monday morning, as a Category 3 hurricane. The NOGAPS
prefers the Florida Panhandle on Sunday night, and the ECMWF targets
central Louisiana on Monday morning."