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Saturday, May 2, 2009

Racks and sheets of cumulostratus with large patches of blue sky and scattered sun. Mild breeze from the northwest; mild air. Birds audible, not visible, in the bird sanctuary. The floating plastic gangway is now grounded, and much disrupted by last winter's ice. A black butterfly in the path. More than a dozen sailboats are now moored at their buoys, decked out with lines of fluttering plastic pennants in primary colors meant to discourage gulls. A few gulls flying aboutt; the usual mallards; a crow. Violets beginning to bloom in masses near the creek; otherwise spring's growth is still tentative, the brush and trees as much brown as green.

National Weather Service
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834
Last Update on May 2, 3:53 pm CDT
Mostly Cloudy
62 °F
(17 °C)
Humidity: 24 %
Wind Speed: NW 15 G 25 MPH
Barometer: 29.86" (1011.2 mb)
Dewpoint: 25 °F (-4 °C)
Visibility: 10.00 mi.