Last advisory and discussion puts the storm at:
15 GMT 08/20/01 17.7N 86.3W 65 1007 Tropical Storm

we're at 18N and 87W so its entering into the island area right now.

on the GOES link under the thread "storm center" you can zoom in and see that there is a small semicircle of calmness past the initial edge of the storm, right before the center-ish of the storm.

we're about to be in that area, then the center will come thru maybe ever so slightly north of the island, maybe right over. winds remain below hurricane force.

surge from the east so far is below the tops of the piers, but rising.

[This message has been edited by Marty (edited 08-20-2001).]