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Have They Checked The Weather?

There is reporting that ICE will be conducting sweeps this weekend in 10 cities, including New Orleans. The current path of Tropical Storm Barry says that isn’t going to happen.

What is the point of these announced raids? Do they think that the targets are going to hang around, even if they aren’t required to evacuate? This makes no sense.

July 11, 2019   9 Comments

Le Tour 2019 – Stage 6

Tour de FranceMulhouse > La Planche des Belles Filles

Distance: 160.5 kilometers.

The first official “mountain” stage gets a bit carried away. You are climbing from the start to Linthal (29 km) for the intermediate sprint. The rest of the stage is a series of climbs and descents in the pattern 1 3 2 1 3 2 1:

  • Le Markstein at 43.5 km (cat 1, 10.8 km 5.4%)
  • Grand Ballon at 50.5 km (cat 3, 1.3 km 9%)
  • Col du Hundsruck at 74 km (cat 2, 5.3 km 6.9%)
  • Ballon d’Alsace at 105 km (cat 1, 11 km 5.8%)
  • Col des Croix at 123.5 km (cat 3, 3.3 km 6.1%)
  • Col des Chevrères at 141 km (cat 2, 3.5 km 9.5%)
  • La Planche des Belles Filles at 160.5 (cat 1, 7 km 8.7%)

There is a summit finish for extra points.

With his second place finish in the stage, Ciccone qualified to wear both the Yellow and the White Jerseys. When he selected the Yellow, the right to wear the White Jersey fell to the second place young rider, Egan Bernal.

NBC (on the right side bar) has a nice video digest of the stages.

Yellow Jersey Giulio Ciccone ( Ita – TFS – 133 ) [Yellow] 23h 14′ 55″
Green Jersey Peter Sagan ( Svk – BOH – 011 ) [Green] 144 points
Polka Dot Jersey Tim Wellens ( Bel – LTS – 168 ) [Polka Dot] 43 points
White Jersey Egan Bernal ( Col – INS – 002 ) [White] 6

Stage winner: Dylan Teuns ( Bel – TBM – 047 )
Combative: Tim Wellens ( Bel – LTS – 168 ) [Red numbers]
Team: Trek – Segafredo ( TFS – 131-138 ) [Yellow numbers]

Top Ten:
1 Giulio Ciccone ( Ita – TFS – 133 ) –
2 Julian Alaphilippe ( Fra – DQT – 021 ) + 00h 00′ 06″
3 Dylan Teuns ( Bel – TBM – 047 ) + 00h 00′ 32″
4 George Bennett ( NZl – TJV – 082 ) + 00h 00′ 47″
5 Geraint Thomas ( GBr – INS – 001 ) + 00h 00′ 49″
6 Egan Bernal ( Col – INS – 002 ) + 00h 00′ 53″
7 Thibaut Pinot ( Fra – GFC – 051 ) + 00h 00′ 58″
8 Steven Kruijswijk ( Ned – TJV – 081 ) + 00h 01′ 04″
9 Michael Woods ( Can – EF1 – 098 ) + 00h 01′ 13″
10 Rigoberto Uran ( Col – EF1 – 091 ) + 00h 01′ 15″

The Rest of the Top 30:
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July 11, 2019   Comments Off on Le Tour 2019 – Stage 6

Tropical Storm Barry – Day 2

Tropical Storm BarryPosition: 27.9N 89.4W [10:00PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: West [275°] near 3 mph [ 6 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 50 mph [ 85 kph].
Wind Gusts: 65 mph [100 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 140 miles [220 km].
Minimum central pressure: 1001 mb.

Currently about 165 miles [ 265km] Southeast of Morgan City, Louisiana.

At 7 PM CDT Barry is a little stronger, and it is slowing. This is bad news. The slower it moves the more rain that will fall.

A Hurricane Warning is in effect for the coast of Louisiana from Intracoastal City to Grand Isle.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for the Mouth of the Pearl River to Grand Isle; Lake Pontchartrain and Lake Maurepas including metropolitan New Orleans; and Intracoastal City to Cameron.

A Storm Surge Warning is in effect for the Louisiana coast from Intracoastal City to Shell Beach.

A Hurricane Watch is in effect for Intracoastal City to Cameron, Louisiana and the Mouth of the Mississippi River to Grand Isle.

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for the Mississippi coast east of the Mouth of the Pearl River to the Mississippi/Alabama border.

A Storm Surge Watch is in effect from the Mouth of the Atchafalaya River to Intracoastal City, Louisiana and Shell Beach to the Mississippi/Alabama border.

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

[For the latest information click on the storm symbol, or go to the CATEGORIES drop-down box below the CALENDAR and select “Hurricanes” for all of the posts related to storms on this site.]

July 11, 2019   4 Comments