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Post-Tropical Cyclone Teddy Day 12

Post-Tropical Cyclone TeddyPosition: 51.0N 57.3W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: North-Northeast [030°] near 32 mph [52 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 50 mph [ 85 kph].
Wind Gusts: 65 mph [100 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 205 miles [335 km].
Minimum central pressure: 975 mb.

Currently about 355 miles [ 570 km] North-Northwest of Cape Race, Newfoundland.

This is the last public advisory issued by the National Hurricane Center on this system.

Teddy made landfall near Ecum Secum, Nova Scotia, near 800 AM AST (1200 UTC), with maximum sustained winds near 65 mph (100 km/h), and a minimum central pressure of 964 mb (28.47 inches).

Here’s the link for NOAA’s latest satellite images.

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September 23, 2020   No Comments

Post-Tropical Cyclone Teddy Day 11

Post-Tropical Cyclone TeddyPosition: 42.8N 69.9W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: North [010°] near 18 mph [29 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 80 mph [130 kph].
Wind Gusts: 90 mph [145 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 540 miles [870 km].
Hurricane Wind Radius: 125 miles [205 km].
Minimum central pressure: 957 mb ↑.

Currently about 125 miles [ 200 km] South of Halifax, Nova Scotia.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for the south coast of Nova Scotia from Digby to Meat Cove; the southwest coast of Newfoundland from Port aux Basques to Francois.

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for the northern coast of Nova Scotia from Meat Cove westward to Tidnish; north of Digby to Fort Lawrence, Nova Scotia; Prince Edward Island; the Magdalen Islands.

Here’s the link for NOAA’s latest satellite images.

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September 22, 2020   No Comments

Tropical Depression Beta – Day 6

Tropical Depression BetaPosition: 29.0N 96.3W [ 4PM CDT 2100 UTC].
Movement: East-Northeast [065°] near 5 mph [ 7 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 30 mph [ 45 kph].
Wind Gusts: 40 mph [ 65 kph].
Minimum central pressure: 1008 mb ↑.

Currently about 40 miles [ 65 km] North of Port O’Connor, Texas.

This is the last public advisory issued by the National Hurricane Center on this system.

Here’s the link for NOAA’s latest satellite images.

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September 22, 2020   No Comments

Post-Tropical Cyclone Paulette II Day 2

Post-Tropical Cyclone PaulettePosition: 34.8N 20.0W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: East [080°] near 12 mph [19 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 40 mph [ 65 kph].
Wind Gusts: 50 mph [ 80 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 60 miles [ 95 km].
Minimum central pressure: 1006 mb.

Currently about 445 miles [ 720 km] East-Southeast of the Azores.

This is the last public advisory issued by the National Hurricane
Center on Paulette.

Here’s the link for NOAA’s latest satellite images.

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September 22, 2020   No Comments

Autumnal Equinox

You can watch the arrival of the equinox at Archæoastronomy. It takes/took place at 8:31 AM CDT.

It’s time to man the rakes in northern climes while Spring arrives below the Equator.

September 22, 2020   No Comments

Tropical Storm Paulette Part 2

Tropical Storm PaulettePosition: 33.9N 25.3W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: East-Northeast [075°] near 16 mph [26 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 60 mph [ 95 kph].
Wind Gusts: 70 mph [110 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 80 miles [130 km].
Minimum central pressure: 1004 mb.

Currently about 300 miles [ 480 km] South-Southeast of the Azores.

Paulette is back!

Here’s the link for NOAA’s latest satellite images.

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September 21, 2020   No Comments

Hurricane Teddy Day 10

Hurricane TeddyPosition: 35.6N 61.5W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: North [360°] near 25 mph [41 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 100 mph [155 kph].
Wind Gusts: 115 mph [185 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 275 miles [445 km].
Hurricane Wind Radius: 105 miles [165 km].
Minimum central pressure: 956 mb.

Currently about 630 miles [1015 km] South of Halifax, Nova Scotia.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for the south coast of Nova Scotia from Digby to Meat Cove.

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for the northern coast of Nova Scotia from Meat Cove westward to Digby, Prince Edward Island; the Magdalen Islands; and the southwest coast of Newfoundland from Port aux Basques to Francois.

Here’s the link for NOAA’s latest satellite images.

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September 21, 2020   No Comments

Tropical Storm Beta – Day 5

Tropical Storm BetaPosition: 28.4N 96.3W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: Northwest [325°] near 3 mph [ 6 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 45 mph [ 75 kph].
Wind Gusts: 55 mph [ 90 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 125 miles [205 km].
Minimum central pressure: 999 mb.

Currently about 5 miles [ 10 km] East of Port O’Connor, Texas.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Port Aransas, Texas to Morgan City, Louisiana.

A Storm Surge Warning is in effect for Port Aransas, Texas to Sabine Pass, Texas including Copano Bay, Aransas Bay, San Antonio Bay, Matagorda Bay, and Galveston Bay.

Here’s the link for NOAA’s latest satellite images.

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September 21, 2020   No Comments

Le Tour 2020 – Stage 21 et fini

Tour de FranceMantes-la-Jolie > Paris Champs-Ẻlysées

Distance: 122 kilometers.

A “Flat” stage with a single Cat 4 climb to a bunch sprint finish. The intermediate sprint is at 82 km at Paris Haut des Champs-Ẻlysées.

  • Côte de Beulle 13.5 km (cat 4: 2.3km @ 3.6%)

Sam Bennett confirmed his hold on the Green Jersey by winning the final sprint in Paris.

That’s the only jersey that doesn’t belong to Tadej Pogacar:

1st Slovenian to win Le Tour
1st rider to dominate the overall, KOM and Best Young Rider standings in the same edition
1st rookie to win overall since 1983
Youngest winner since 1904 (he’ll be 22 tomorrow)

Yellow Jersey Tadej Pogacar ( Slo – UAD – 131 ) [Yellow] 87 hours 20 minutes 05 seconds
Green Jersey Sam Bennett ( Irl – DQT – 043 ) [Green] 380 Points
Polka Dot Jersey Tadej Pogacar ( Slo – UAD – 131 ) [Polka Dot] 82 points
White Jersey Tadej Pogacar ( Slo – UAD – 131 ) [White] 1

Stage winner: Sam Bennett ( Irl – DQT – 043 )
Super Combative: Marc Hirschi ( Swi – SUN – 204 ) [Red numbers]
Team: Movistar Team ( MOV – 091-098 ) [Yellow numbers]
La Lanterne Rouge: Roger Kluge ( Ger – LTS – 158 ) + 06h 07′ 02″ Φ

List of finishers below the fold
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September 20, 2020   No Comments

Tropical Storm Beta – Day 4

Tropical Storm BetaPosition: 27.6N 94.5W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: West-Northwest [290°] near 6 mph [ 9 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 60 mph [ 95 kph].
Wind Gusts: 70 mph [115 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 195 miles [315 km].
Minimum central pressure: 995 mb ↓.

Currently about 130 miles [ 205 km] East-Southeast of Port Oconnor, Texas.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Port Aransas, Texas to Morgan City, Louisiana.

A Storm Surge Warning is in effect for Port Aransas, Texas to Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge, Louisiana including Copano Bay, Aransas Bay, San Antonio Bay, Matagorda Bay, Galveston Bay, Sabine Lake, and Lake Calcasieu.

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for Baffin Bay to Port Aransas, Texas.

Here’s the link for NOAA’s latest satellite images.

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September 20, 2020   No Comments

Remnant Wilfred Day 3

Remnant WilfredPosition: 15.9N 47.4W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: West [275°] near 17 mph [28 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 35 mph [ 55 kph].
Wind Gusts: 45 mph [ 70 kph].
Minimum central pressure: 1008 mb.

Currently about 1555 miles [2500 km] West of the Cabo Verde Islands.

This is the last public advisory issued by the National Hurricane
Center on Wilfred.

Here’s the link for NOAA’s latest satellite images.

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September 20, 2020   No Comments

Hurricane Teddy Day 9

Hurricane TeddyPosition: 29.4N 63.6W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: North-Northwest [330°] near 6 mph [ 9 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 105 mph [165 kph].
Wind Gusts: 125 mph [200 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 230 miles [370 km].
Hurricane Wind Radius: 80 miles [130 km].
Minimum central pressure: 963 mb ↓.

Currently about 210 miles [ 340 km] South-Southeast of Bermuda.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Bermuda.

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for the coast of Nova Scotia from Lower East Pubnico to Canso.

Here’s the link for NOAA’s latest satellite images.

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September 20, 2020   No Comments

Avast Ye Lubbers

Pirate

It’ll be double rations of grog all around in the galley as ye throw the pasta and pesto down your gullet for the final day of Pasta Week, on Talk Like a Pirate Day.
Arr…
Belay that! ‘T’would be better done by swilling lambrusco directly from the flask!
Arr…

September 19, 2020   3 Comments

Le Tour 2020 – Stage 20

Tour de FranceLure > La Planche des Belles Filles

Distance: 36.2 kilometers.

An “Individual time-trial” stage with a single Cat 1 climb to a summit finish. There are two time checks – La Raddon 14.5 km and Plancher-les-Mines 30.3 km.

  • La Planche des Belles Filles 82 km (cat 1: 5.9km @ 8.5%)

Tadej Pogacar scored a ‘hat trick’ winning all three jerseys (Yellow, White, and Polka Dot) with his time trial. He won Yellow & White with his number 1 position the General Classification and the Polka Dot by scoring 82 points climbing. This is his Tour.

Yellow Jersey Tadej Pogacar ( Slo – UAD – 131 ) [Yellow] 84 hours 26 minutes 33 seconds
Green Jersey Sam Bennett ( Irl – DQT – 043 ) [Green] 319 Points
Polka Dot Jersey Richard Carapaz ( Ecu – INS – 003 ) [Polka Dot] 74 points*
White Jersey Enric Mas Nicolau ( Spa – MOV – 094 ) [White] 5*

NOTE: * = wearing the Jerseys.

Stage winner: Tadej Pogacar ( Slo – UAD – 131 )
Combative: N/A for time trials
Team: Movistar Team ( MOV – 091-098 ) [Yellow numbers]

Top 30 below the fold
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September 19, 2020   No Comments