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February 22, 2009

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Thickening clouds thinning the sunlight; cold Canadian air still dominant. Scene brightened with recent snow; many pedestrians, dogs, bikers. Twenty-eight mallards on the open stretch of the creek (the water shallow), some paddling, many drowsing, biding their time.

National Weather Service
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834
Last Update on Feb 22, 3:53 pm CST
Mostly Cloudy
17°F
(-8°C)
Humidity: 56 %
Wind Speed: NW 8 MPH
Barometer: 30.49" (1034.6 mb)
Dewpoint: 4°F (-16°C)
Wind Chill: 7°F (-14°C)
Visibility: 10.00 mi.

February 17, 2009

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

From this morning (the server was down): Sunny, blue sky, some haze at the horizon with clouds gathering to the south. The lake like bluish milk-glass flecked with meringue, the ice still too uneven for skating. Two crows flying over the southern shore; a chickadee sunning in a tree on the western shore; more birds heard but not seen in the stark trees. A solitary white birch next to the path is heavy with buds almost unfurling. No fishermen on the lake; many walkers and joggers around it. A double procession of planes in both landing paths, some louder than others. Thirty mallards paddling in the creek.

National Weather Service
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834
Last Update on Feb 17, 9:53 am CST
A Few Clouds
30̊F
(-1̊C)
Humidity: 64 %
Wind Speed: S 6 MPH
Barometer: 29.71" (1007.0 mb)
Dewpoint: 19̊F (-7̊C)
Wind Chill: 24̊F (-4̊C)
Visibility: 10.00 mi.

February 15, 2009

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Thinning cirrostratus; cold. A fair number of people and dogs on the path and on the lake. One sun dog to the south; lake ice incandescent under the setting sun. Six pairs of mallards paddling along an open stretch of the creek.

National Weather Service
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834
Last Update on Feb 15, 4:53 pm CST
Mostly Cloudy
25°F
(-4°C)
Humidity: 39 %
Wind Speed: NW 6 MPH
Barometer: 30.40" (1031.2 mb)
Dewpoint: 3°F (-16°C)
Wind Chill: 18°F (-8°C)
Visibility: 10.00 mi.

February 14, 2009

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Cloudless; big orange sun towards setting. The lake glazed with frozen rain: a lunar landscape, though tinted orange and blue. Cold northwest wind. A few fishermen, looking like astronauts, on the lake; few other people on the paths. Two mallards fly up from the partly open creek draining the lake to the south; one puffed-up sparrow rests on a twig. Not yet the parliament of fowls, though today is Valentine's Day.

National Weather Service
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834
Last Update on Feb 14, 4:53 pm CST
Fair
21°F
(-6°C)
Humidity: 50 %
Wind Speed: NW 12 MPH
Barometer: 30.26" (1026.3 mb)
Dewpoint: 5°F (-15°C)
Wind Chill: 9°F (-13°C)
Visibility: 10.00 mi.

February 8, 2009

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Sunny at first, with high clouds encroaching from the southwest; above freezing. Busy paths -- and busy lake, with many people drilling for fish.

National Weather Service
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834Last Update on Feb 8, 4:53 pm CST
Mostly Cloudy
36°F
(2°C)
Humidity: 55 %
Wind Speed: S 7 MPH
Barometer: 30.24" (1025.4 mb)
Dewpoint: 21°F (-6°C)
Wind Chill: 30°F (-1°C)
Visibility: 10.00 mi.

February 7, 2009

Saturday, February 7, 2009.

Gray, white, damp, chill. About a dozen people on the lake, mostly fishing. More walkers, runners, and bikers on the paths. Sounds of invisible birds in the trees along the south shore.

National Weather Service
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834
Last Update on Feb 7, 4:53 pm CST
Overcast
29°F
(-2°C)
Humidity: 75 %
Wind Speed: NW 14 G 23 MPH
Barometer: 30.04" (1018.4 mb)
Dewpoint: 22°F (-6°C)
Wind Chill: 18°F (-8°C)
Visibility: 7.00 mi.

February 6, 2009

Friday, February 6, 2009

Status overhead, warm wind from southeast; meltage on paths. Portable tents and fishermen scattered on the snow-packed ice, some lanterns flaring in the dark.

Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834
Last Update on Feb 6, 5:53 pm CST
Overcast with Haze
38°F
(3°C)
Humidity: 79 %
Wind Speed: SE 9 MPH
Barometer: 29.64" (1004.6 mb)
Dewpoint: 32°F (0°C)
Wind Chill: 32°F (0°C)
Visibility: 6.00 mi.

February 3, 2009

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Sunny, cloudless, cold wind, glacial sidewalks.

National Weather Service
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834
Last Update on Feb 3, 4:53 pm CST
Fair
6°F
(-14°C)
Humidity: 54 %
Wind Speed: NW 9 MPH
Barometer: 30.47" (1034.3 mb)
Dewpoint: -7°F (-22°C)
Wind Chill: -8°F (-22°C)
Visibility: 10.00 mi.

February 1, 2009

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Sunny; puffs of cumulus waxing and waning, riding breeze from the west. People run, walk, fish, fly kites.

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National Weather Service
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834
Last Update on Feb 1, 3:53 pm CST
A Few Clouds
32°F
(0°C)
Humidity: 59 %
Wind Speed: W 20 G 25 MPH
Barometer: 29.92" (1014.3 mb)
Dewpoint: 19°F (-7°C)
Wind Chill: 20°F (-7°C)
Visibility: 10.00 mi.