My day has been spent looking over models, material, discussions, and continuing conversations with other respected meteorologist. At the end of the day, I am a meteorologist who will exhaust all options before coming down to a final decision. I will not settle for a simple line projection.
The Bermuda High is one factor that is continually overlooked in forecast. Also, teleconnections analysis of East Asia/Western Pacific performance in the last few days foreshadows the impact of High building in the East Coast/Western Atlantic. My thoughts still sit on a TX/LA stateline landfall.
It is important to always be prepared and have plans, but it is important to note the majority of the Gulf Coast is considered about Gustav.
I will have more updates later