OK, who was the jerk that taunted Gustav? In less than a day and a half he goes from a strong TS or weak cat 1 to CAT FREAKING 4? His eye is over Cuba, and here in the Tampa Bay area we've been having some fairly nasty thunderstorms that look (on satellite) like they're connected to Gustav.
He's big, he's mean, he's strong and his predicted path takes him directly over the Loop current, the warmest water in the Gulf.
He's headed for LA, but if you're anywhere "in the cone" on the northern Gulf coast, pack your stuff up and get the hell out of there. Get to higher ground. Now.
He could easily be a cat 5 when he lands on Monday.
This will not be pretty. Take care of yourselves up there.