Thursday, August 28, 2008

Gustav Watch, Day 3 (3 AM Eastern)

It is almost 3 AM Eastern and I am still up...not sure why actually. It has been an incredibly long day for me and I am crashing in a hotel in Philadelphia. Tomorrow morning I head to NJ and then fly to Mobile in the evening. Through this maze of travel, I am keeping a close eye on Gustav and trying to figure out how it is going to impact my travel, my wife's travel to Mobile to pick me up, our tournament weekend, our home, our dog (since we will not be in town we have a special Jozy-evacuation plan in place with our friends), etc...

Things are not looking good for New Orleans right now.


Of course, these projected paths are prone to error. At the bottom of the forecast discussion for this latest projection, NOAA noted:
IT PROBABLY WOULDN'T HURT TO REMIND EVERYONE THAT
THE AVERAGE 5-DAY OFFICIAL TRACK ERROR IS ABOUT
300 MILES...
So it is still too early to tell where this thing is going to land.

6 comments:

pele1410 said...

300 miles... So that's anywhere from Houston to Panama City.

Tyler said...

Well I am screwed. I am refereeing in Orlando this weekend. I am scheduled to fly home Monday but I have a feeling either I wont be able to take off in Orlando(which is unlikely), not takeoff/land in Atlanta(chances are higher), or not land in Lafayette(chances are really high) so I will have a long couple of days in either ATL or Orlando.

The Whiskey said...

It's looking like LFT this morning. I hope you guys take an evacu-cation in Arkansas or somewhere this weekend.

Carlee said...

whiskey: you want to evacuate from the cape and meet us in arkansas? i'm sure we can find a nearby spa and it will feel like Rita all over again...

The Whiskey said...

Ahh, fond memories of Evacuation 2005! Best evacuation ever!!

I must confess, a weekend of going to your mom's nail place and getting investment advice over a couple of cold Coors Lights does appeal. . . The only thing missing would be the twice cooked duck from Zia's.

Carlee said...

it does sound blissful... wanna meet us there???