Really surprised no one has started this thread yet. Tropical Storm Laura's banding is looking increasingly impressive / expansive on satellite and it has the "look" to go "BIG" in a very short time frame. Lack of up-welling and /or shear from Marco is not a negative factor. I'm based in Galveston, TX ATM. Monkey wrenches are obvious, "long-range" forecast suggests a "dark swamp" storm effecting the unchaseable LA coast unless you are mental / desperate. Option B is to head to Gulfport / Biloxi, MS tomorrow AM if it moves east and hits in daylight. Everyone be safe, the LA coast is a nightmare --- Katrina was a Cat-3 with a Cat-5 surge of 20+ feet.