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Evian faces more weather problems Tourney will move to July in ’19 to avoid bad conditions The Evian Championship will bid farewell to September, and hopefully its bad weather, when the final women’s major golf tournament of the season starts Thursday. It’s the final edition of Evian before it reverts to its former July slot in 2019, a move that players hope will avoid more weather-hit days like last year’s opening round — which was wiped out by a severe storm. However, rain and possible thunderstorms are forecast for the first round at the picturesque hillside course overlooking Lake Geneva, in Evian-Les-Bains, France, after Wednesday’s final practice was held in sunshine and 83-degree heat. “It deserves to be played in great conditions,” defending champion Anna Nordqvist said. “It’s really one of the best events we have all year.” Nordqvist won her second career major last year in a playoff through a hailstorm that was chilling even to a native Swede. “Everyone who has grown up in Europe knows that September can be a little sketchy. July is going to be great,” she said. In the 2017 edition, Thursday’s round was stopped because of the storm before all scores were struck and a Friday restart was ordered.

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Riboud says France needs “golf culture” • The head of France’s only golf major says hosting the Ryder Cup won’t help his country produce a star player. Asked at an eve-of-tournament news conference about a stellar month for French golf, the women’s Evian Championship chairman Franck Riboud dismissed what the Ryder Cup could achieve when it’s played Sept. 28-30 near Paris. The 12-man Europe team at Le Golf National has no players from France, and the top-ranked Frenchman is No. 97 Mike Lorenzo-Vera. “We need a (French) champion, that’s all,” Riboud said. “I think we need a project for the young French player to show we are a champion in the next five years. ... We don’t have a golf culture, we have to build it.” Riboud is the long-time former chairman and chief executive of food giant Danone, which owns the Evian water brand.

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tomare is returning to the site of her career-best result as runner-up to Nordqvist last year. The American challenge also includes 16-year-old Rachel Heck of Memphis, Tenn., who received a wild card to play in her second major. At the 2017 U.S. Women’s Open, she placed 33rd.

Twice in its five years as a major, Evian became a 54-hole event. Evian is also the last chance for the United States to win a women’s major this season. The previous four went to Europe or Asia: The ANA Inspiration to Pernilla Lindberg of Sweden, the U.S. Women’s Open to second-ranked Ariya Jutanugarn of Thailand, the U.S. Women’s PGA to top-ranked Sung Hyun Park of South Korea, and a crowd-pleasing English win for Georgia Hall at the British Women’s Open. Since the French event’s status was raised to a fifth major in 2013, American players have won at least one of them each year. Only two of 21 tournaments had American winners since the LPGA Tour returned to the U.S. in March from a swing through Asia. Annie Park won the ShopRite LPGA Classic in June, and two weeks ago Marina Alex won the Cambia Portland Classic. The top-ranked American, No. 5 Lexi Thompson, is seeking her first title in 2018 and skipped the British Open last month. Thompson, the runner-up here in 2015, wrote on Instagram that she wanted “to recharge my mental batteries, and to focus on myself away from the game of professional golf.” Now ranked No. 42, Brittany Al-

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ST. LOUIS FIVE-DAY FORECAST TODAY

TONIGHT

FRIDAY

Sunshine

Clear

Mostly sunny

WIND ESE 4-8 mph

WIND E 3-6 mph

WIND E 4-8 mph

85°

SATURDAY

REGIONAL OUTLOOK

Shown is today’s weather. Temperatures are today’s highs and tonight’s lows.

More excellent weather over the STL area, not only for today, but right through the weekend. All is quiet thanks to the blocking effect of Hurricane Florence.

80

Peoria 81/61

74

Macomb 80/58 Bloomington 80/60

Kirksville 83/64

Quincy 82/64

55

Urbana 81/61

Decatur 81/59 Springfield 57 83/60 Effingham 70 55 82/61

35

Joplin 83/68

Columbia 70 84/66 St. Louis Mount Jefferson Vernon 85/67 City 83/63 55 85/64 Union 84/64 57 44 Rolla Carbondale 84/64 82/63 Farmington 82/62 Cape Girardeau 85/65 Springfield 84/66 Poplar Bluff West Plains 85/65 55 84/64

44

RIVER AND LAKE LEVELS

Flood Stage 24 hour Stage (ft.) Wed. Change

Location

Missouri River Kansas City Jefferson City Hermann Washington St. Charles Mississippi River Hannibal Louisiana Dam 24 Dam 25 Grafton M.Price, Pool M.Price, Tail. St. Louis Chester Cape Girardeau Illinois River La Salle Peoria Beardstown

32 23 21 20 25

20.39 19.00 29.39 29.52 20.81 417.21 20.84 26.81 29.11 33.15

20 18 14

-0.09 -0.05 -0.83 +0.27 +0.30 +0.07 +0.03 -0.16 -0.10 +0.52

12.84 -0.57 11.67 +0.06 12.54 -0.21

Forecast Temperature

74 60

83 70 69

4.01 6.92 24.39

-0.74 -1.78 -0.28

15

3.45

-1.23

40

76

80

83

81

62

60

59

60

61

S

S

M

T

W

35.20 +3.32 356.04 360.77 499.17 658.40 708.08 657.51 913.67 839.79 600.35 408.80 607.60 448.39

Average High

100

86

15 16 24

TEMPERATURE TRENDS

Daily Temperature

80

Flood Stage 24 hour Stage (ft.) Wed. Change

Location

Meramec River Sullivan Valley Park Arnold Bourbeuse River Union Ohio River Cairo Lake Levels Kentucky Pool Wappapello Pool Clearwater Pool Lake Ozark Truman Lake Bull Shoals Table Rock Pomme de Terre Lake Shelbyville Rend Lake Mark Twain Lake Carlyle Lake

20.31 -1.01 17.02 -1.16 16.69 -1.30 13.59 -1.13 20.54 -0.84

16 15 25 26 18 419 21 30 27 32

85

67

-0.03 -0.03 +0.05 +0.12 -0.06 +0.04 -0.06 -0.04 +0.08 +0.10 +0.06 +0.34

Average Low

89

88

88

88

87

68

69

69

68

66

81

62

40

T

F

Shown are noon positions of precipitation. Temperature bands are highs for the day.

Mostly sunny Chief Meteorologist Dave Murray

WIND ENE 6-12 mph

Winnipeg 65/46

Seattle 66/53

Montreal 80/61 Billings 72/48

89° 68° 88° 69° 88° 69° 88° 68°

67°

Kansas City 82/68

As Florence approaches, wind, rain and seas will ramp up along the Carolina and Virginia coasts today. Spotty rain, not associated with Florence, will affect the central Appalachians, mid-Atlantic and the Deep South. The downpours in Texas will be from another budding tropical system. Showers will rim the northern tier of the West.

MONDAY

Warm with plenty Sunshine, warm and humid of sun WIND WIND ENE 6-12 mph NE 6-12 mph

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S

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ALMANAC

San Francisco 67/54

Temperature High/low 81°/61° Normal high/low 82°/62° Last year high/low 79°/59° Record high 98° (1956) Record low 44° (1940) Precipitation 24 hrs through 5 p.m. Wed. 0.00” Month to date (normal) 1.60” (1.24”) Year to date (normal) 32.28” (28.99”) Record for this date 2.09” (1949)

Pollen Yesterday

Trees Weeds Grass Mold

Absent Moderate - 24 Absent High - 22339

Source: St. Louis County

Cooling Degree Days Degree days are an indicator of energy needs. The more the total degree days, the more energy is necessary to cool.

Wednesday Month to date Normal month to date Since January 1 Normal since January 1

6 140 114 1896 1508

RealFeel Temperature® Today An exclusive index of effective temperature, wind, humidity, sunshine intensity, cloudiness, precipitation, pressure and elevation on the human body.

86° noon

86° 4 p.m.

78° 8 p.m.

UV Index Today Shown is the highest value of the day.

0

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11+

The higher the AccuWeather.com UV Index™ number, the greater the need for eye and skin protection.

Today’s Air Quality

Denver 93/57

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Los Angeles 84/63

Chihuahua 86/58

Cold front

Warm front

City

Albany, N.Y. Albuquerque Anchorage Atlanta Austin Baltimore Birmingham Boise Boston Charleston, S.C. Charleston, W.Va. Charlotte Chicago Cincinnati Cleveland Dallas Daytona Beach Denver Des Moines Destin, Fla. Detroit Hartford Honolulu Houston Indianapolis Kansas City Las Vegas Little Rock

Skywatch Rise

Set

6:41 a.m. 10:51 a.m.

7:13 p.m. 9:56 p.m.

First Quarter

Full Moon

Last Quarter

New Moon

Sep 16

Sep 24

Oct 2

Oct 8

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81/65/c 90/62/s 67/50/pc 89/74/pc 86/74/t 80/70/t 90/73/s 72/46/pc 72/61/c 89/75/c 87/67/pc 86/73/c 78/61/s 84/68/pc 83/70/sh 88/73/t 90/75/t 93/57/s 83/68/s 89/76/t 80/68/pc 77/62/c 86/76/c 85/75/t 81/64/pc 82/68/pc 97/72/s 86/70/pc

High: 110 El Centro, Calif.

Amsterdam Athens Baghdad Bangkok Beijing Berlin Buenos Aires Cairo Cancun Dublin Hong Kong Jerusalem Johannesburg London Madrid Mecca

Toronto 75/66 New York 76/68

Washington 82/74

Kansas City 82/68

Atlanta 89/74

FLORENCE

Houston 85/75 Monterrey 87/70

Stationary front

Today Hi/Lo/W

National Extremes

City

Good Moderate Unhealthy Unhealthy Very Hazardous (sensitive) Unhealthy

Chicago 78/61

El Paso 96/69

Forecast index based on presence of manmade particulates affecting aspects of human health.

Sun Moon

Detroit 80/68

Minneapolis 83/70

Statistics through 5 p.m. Wednesday

69° 8 a.m.

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NATIONAL OUTLOOK

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SUNDAY

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Friday Hi/Lo/W

80/62/c 89/63/s 65/50/pc 92/73/pc 84/74/t 77/69/c 93/72/s 80/50/s 74/60/pc 88/74/pc 87/67/pc 86/73/c 82/61/s 86/70/s 84/69/pc 87/74/s 93/76/pc 91/58/s 88/69/pc 90/78/s 83/68/pc 79/58/pc 87/77/pc 84/75/t 83/67/s 88/68/s 99/75/s 89/71/pc

Miami 88/77

Showers

T-storms

City

Rain

Los Angeles Louisville Memphis Miami Milwaukee Minneapolis Montgomery Nashville New Orleans New York City Oklahoma City Omaha Orlando Philadelphia Phoenix Pittsburgh Portland, Maine Portland, Ore. Sacramento Salt Lake City San Antonio San Diego San Francisco Seattle Tampa Tucson Washington, D.C. Wichita

Flurries

Today Hi/Lo/W

84/63/pc 85/68/pc 89/72/pc 88/77/t 74/59/s 83/70/s 92/74/t 88/70/pc 90/78/t 76/68/c 84/68/pc 86/71/s 92/75/t 80/69/c 105/78/s 83/70/sh 76/57/pc 69/54/pc 78/53/s 81/56/s 84/73/t 80/66/pc 67/54/pc 66/53/sh 91/79/t 101/74/s 82/74/t 85/70/pc

Snow

Ice

Friday Hi/Lo/W

87/64/pc 88/71/s 90/71/s 89/77/t 77/62/s 84/72/pc 95/74/s 90/71/s 90/78/t 76/66/c 87/69/pc 91/70/s 92/76/t 76/65/sh 108/83/s 83/68/c 74/57/pc 69/53/c 79/53/s 87/65/pc 84/73/t 80/67/pc 67/53/pc 65/54/r 92/81/pc 103/74/s 79/71/sh 89/68/s

Wednesday in the 48 contiguous states Low: 26 West Yellowstone, Mont.

WORLD FORECAST

Today Hi/Lo/W

65/50/pc 82/67/pc 114/81/s 91/78/t 85/66/c 61/52/r 70/52/pc 93/75/s 89/77/pc 62/52/pc 87/80/t 84/66/s 79/43/s 68/50/s 91/63/s 108/80/s

Friday Hi/Lo/W

64/54/pc 84/69/pc 114/80/s 88/77/t 82/66/c 69/54/pc 67/57/c 92/73/s 89/76/pc 60/48/sh 90/81/s 80/63/s 81/47/s 65/51/pc 89/63/pc 110/83/s

City

Mexico City Montreal Moscow Nassau Nairobi New Delhi Paris Rio de Janeiro Rome San Juan Santiago Seoul Sydney Tokyo Toronto Vancouver

Today Hi/Lo/W

71/58/t 80/61/s 66/45/sh 89/76/sh 80/56/pc 93/77/s 67/48/sh 81/68/pc 79/66/pc 89/80/sh 74/43/s 84/68/pc 69/57/s 78/68/pc 75/66/pc 62/51/sh

Friday Hi/Lo/W

73/56/t 81/66/s 65/47/s 90/77/pc 78/55/pc 93/76/s 71/48/pc 85/70/pc 80/65/pc 87/79/sh 75/45/s 82/67/r 75/56/s 77/71/sh 80/65/pc 61/50/sh

W-weather, s-sunny, pc-partly cloudy, c-cloudy, sh-showers, i-ice, r-rain, t-thunderstorms, sf-snow flurries, sn-snow