Well Gustav is ashore now. Fortunately, it is much weaker than Katrina was. From watching TV news coverage, it appears the damage is much less than I expected. The levees in New Orleans are still holding up, although the winds are splashing some water over the Industrial Canal. We’ll see how things go over the next few hours as the rain and wind continues.
The Gustav contest has been scored. The results are posted at http://www.weather.funnelfiasco.com/tropical/game/2008-gustav.html.
The focus now begins to shift to recently-promoted Hanna, and the newly developed TD 9 (likely to become Hurricane Ike in the next day or two).