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Tropical Depression Nineteen

Tropical Depression NineteenPosition: 25.7N 79.8W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: West-Northwest [295°] near 8 mph [13 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 35 mph [ 55 kph].
Wind Gusts: 45 mph [ 70 kph].
Minimum central pressure: 1007 mb ↓.

Currently about 25 miles [ 40 km] East-Southeast of Miami, Florida.

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for the southeast coast of Florida from south of Jupiter Inlet to north of Ocean Reef and Ochlockonee River to Okaloosa/Walton County Line.

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

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Le Tour 2020 – Stage 13

Tour de FranceChâtel-Guyon > Puy Mary Cantal

Distance: 191.5 kilometers.

A “Mountain” stage with 7 climbs. This is “the hardest stage in the Massif Central.” The intermediate sprint is at 111 km at Lanobre.

  • Col de Ceyssat 36.0 km (cat 1: 10.2km @ 6.1%)
  • Col de Guéry 63.5 km (cat 3: 7.8km @ 5.0%)
  • Montée de La Stèle 85.5 km (cat 2: 6.8km @ 5.7%)
  • Côte de l’Estiade 130.5 km (cat 3: 3.7km @ 6.9%)
  • Côte d’Anglards-de-Salers 157.5 km (cat 3: 3.5km @ 6.9%)
  • Col de Neronne 180.5 km (cat 2: 3.8km @ 9.1%)
  • Puy Mary Pas de Peyrol 191.5 km (cat 1: 5.4km @ 8.1%)

Yellow Jersey Primož Roglic ( Slo – TJV – 011 ) [Yellow] 56 hours 34 minutes 35 seconds
Green Jersey Sam Bennett ( Irl – DQT – 043 ) [Green] 252 Points
Polka Dot Jersey Benoit Cosnefroy ( Fra – ALM – 033 ) [Polka Dot] 36 points
White Jersey Tadej Pogacar ( Slo – UAD – 131 ) [White] 2

Stage winner: Daniel Felipe Martinez Poveda ( Col – EF1 – 076 )
Combative: Maximilian Schachmann ( Ger – BOH – 028 ) [Red numbers]
Team: EF Pro Cycling ( EF1 – 071-078 ) [Yellow numbers]

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Tropical Storm Rene – Day 5

Tropical Storm RenePosition: 21.4N 42.4W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: West-Northwest [295°] near 14 mph [22 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 40 mph [ 65 kph].
Wind Gusts: 55 mph [ 90 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 70 miles [110 km].
Minimum central pressure: 1004 mb.

Currently about 1360 miles [2190 km] East-Northeast of the northern Leeward Islands.

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

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Tropical Storm Paulette – Day 5

Tropical Storm PaulettePosition: 25.8N 54.8W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: Northwest [315°] near 16 mph [26 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 70 mph [110 kph].
Wind Gusts: 80 mph [130 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 205 miles [335 km].
Minimum central pressure: 987 mb ↓.

Currently about 750 miles [1210 km] Southeast of Bermuda.

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for Bermuda.

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

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In Memoriam

September 11th, 2001

NYC, VA, PA

In the intervening years we have spent hundreds of billions of dollars, trampled on peoples rights, created huge new government bureaucracies, and can’t respond as well as the third world to a natural disaster.

It seems like we are constantly being told that every new group that appears anywhere is capable of another 9/11 attack, so what is the point if we are no safer?

Richard Clarke: “Your government failed you. Those entrusted with protecting you failed you. And I failed you. We tried hard. But that doesn’t matter, because we failed. And for that failure, I would ask, once all the facts are out, for your understanding and for your forgiveness.

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