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Sunday, April 19, 2009

Cumulostratus cover, some thin sunlight shining through. Breeze from north; cool. Some foam and litter along the southern shore. A few mallards and one horned grebe. A dozen buffleheads clustered and diving near the west shore; more malllards and the occasional gull. More horned grebes and several pied-billed grebes towards the middle of the lake and near the northwestern shore. Song sparrows loud in the trees and brush along the shore. Very large loon near the northwest; another, not so large, to the northeast, thrashing the water and doing an elaborate display; a third near the east. Calls of blackbirds, cardinals, and robins from the marsh. A large pod of coots, maybe fifty, near the eastern shore. A few mallards paddling in the creek. The water level low in both the lake and the creek, but the creek still flowing.

National Weather Service
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834
Last Update on Apr 19, 4:53 pm CDT
Mostly Cloudy
50 °F
(10 °C)
Humidity: 63 %
Wind Speed: N 8 MPH
Barometer: 29.98" (1015.8 mb)
Dewpoint: 38 °F (3 °C)
Wind Chill: 47 °F (8 °C)
Visibility: 10.00 mi.