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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.
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Belay that! ‘T’would be better done by swilling lambrusco directly from the flask!
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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]

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Tropical Storm Beta – Day 3

Tropical Storm BetaPosition: 26.8N 92.2W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: North-Northeast [025°] near 2 mph [ 3 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 60 mph [ 95 kph].
Wind Gusts: 70 mph [115 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 175 miles [280 km].
Minimum central pressure: 997 mb.

Currently about 235 miles [ 375 km] Southeast of Galveston, 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 Hurricane Watch is in effect for Port Aransas, Texas to High Island, Texas.

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for South of Port Aransas, Texas to the Mouth of the Rio Grande.

A Storm Surge Watch is in effect for Baffin Bay, Texas to Port Aransas, Texas including Baffin Bay and Corpus Christi Bay.

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

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Tropical Storm Wilfred Day 2

Tropical Storm WilfredPosition: 14.5N 40.5W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: West-Northwest [295°] near 16 mph [26 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 40 mph [ 65 kph].
Wind Gusts: 50 mph [ 80 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 45 miles [ 75 km].
Minimum central pressure: 1007 mb.

Currently about 1105 miles [1775 km] West of the Cabo Verde Islands.

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

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Hurricane Teddy Day 8

Hurricane TeddyPosition: 27.3N 61.2W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: Northwest [315°] near 13 mph [20 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 115 mph [185 kph].
Wind Gusts: 135 mph [215 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 255 miles [405 km].
Hurricane Wind Radius: 60 miles [ 95 km].
Minimum central pressure: 956 mb.

Currently about 405 miles [ 655 km] South-Southeast of Bermuda.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Bermuda.

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.]

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