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Le Tour 2020 – Stage 17

Tour de FranceGrenoble > Méribel Col de la Loze

Distance: 170 kilometers.

A “Mountain” stage with 2 HC climbs. The intermediate sprint is at 45.5 km at La Rochette. It’s a summit finish.

  • Col de la Madeleine 107.5 km (HC: 17.1km @ 8.4%)
  • Col de la Loze (Souvenir Henri Desgrange) 70 km (HC: 21.5km @ 7.8%)

Enric Mas is wearing the White Jersey because Tadej Pogacar leads in both the Young Rider and King of the Mountains categories and chose to wear the Polka Dots.

The race is down to 150 riders as 2 riders didn’t start, 1 withdrew, and another was outside the time limit.

Souvenir Henri Desgrange may be translated as “In memory of Henri Desgrange”. He founded the Tour in 1903.

Yellow Jersey Primož Roglic ( Slo – TJV – 011 ) [Yellow] 74 hours 56 minutes 04 seconds
Green Jersey Sam Bennett ( Irl – DQT – 043 ) [Green] 278 Points
Polka Dot Jersey Tadej Pogacar ( Slo – UAD – 131 ) [Polka Dot] 66 points
White Jersey Enric Mas Nicolau ( Spa – MOV – 094 ) [White] 8

Stage winner: Miguel Angel Lopez Moreno ( Col – AST – 141 )
Combative: Julian Alaphilippe ( Fra – DQT – 041 ) [Red numbers]
Team: Movistar Team ( MOV – 091-098 ) [Yellow numbers]

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September 16, 2020   Comments Off on Le Tour 2020 – Stage 17

Tropical Storm Vicky Day 3

Tropical Storm VickyPosition: 21.6N 35.8W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: West [275°] near 10 mph [17 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 40 mph [ 65 kph].
Wind Gusts: 50 mph [ 80 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 35 miles [ 55 km].
Minimum central pressure: 1008 mb.

Currently about 860 miles [1390 km] West-Northwest of the Cabo Verde Islands.

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

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Hurricane Teddy Day 5

Hurricane TeddyPosition: 17.8N 51.5W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: Northwest [315°] near 13 mph [20 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 90 mph [150 kph].
Wind Gusts: 110 mph [175 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 255 miles [405 km].
Hurricane Wind Radius: 35 miles [ 55 km].
Minimum central pressure: 976 mb ↑.

Currently about 670 miles [1075 km] East-Northeast of the Lesser Antilles.

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

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Tropical Depression Sally – Day 6

Tropical Depression SallyPosition: 31.9N 86.1W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: Northeast [045°] near 9 mph [15 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 35 mph [ 55 kph].
Wind Gusts: 45 mph [ 70 kph].
Minimum central pressure: 995 mb ↑.

Currently about 30 miles [ 50 km] South-Southeast of Montgomery, Alabama.

At 4AM the northern eyewall was moving across the the Gulf Coast from Pensacola Beach, Florida to Dauphin Island, Alabama.

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

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Post-Tropical Cyclone Paulette – Day 10

Post-Tropical Cyclone PaulettePosition: 43.3N 45.2W [10AM CDT 1500 UTC].
Movement: East-Northeast [060°] near 35 mph [56 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 85 mph [140 kph].
Wind Gusts: 100 mph [160 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 255 miles [405 km].
Hurricane Wind Radius: 80 miles [130 km].
Minimum central pressure: 973 mb ↑.

Currently about 450 miles [ 725 km] East-Southeast of Cape Race, Newfoundland.

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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Happy Independence Day

Día de la Independencia
Estados Unidos Mexicanos

Mexico

¡Viva México!

Some background on 16 de Septiembre and El Grito de Dolores.

September 16, 2020   Comments Off on Happy Independence Day