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
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.