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Friday, June 19, 2007

Mix of cumulostratus, cumulus, blue sky, sunlight, with dark ridge building to the west. Light breeze from the west. Scattered canoes, kayaks; fishermen in boats; one or two sailboats. Beaches and paths active but not crowded. Little islands around inlet pool at southwest a haven for two mallards with their broods of ducklings. Purple irises. Great blue heron there, croaking, stalking, successfully fishing -- one catch a sunfish six inches across. Two geese and three large goslings on the grass at the west. Milkweed beginning to bud. A few swallows and gulls. Blue weed harvester idle at anchor off the north shore. Wood duck with ducklings coasting the weeds along the western shore. Some puddles in the creek bed, occupied by a couple of mallards; the greenery less stressed than before.

National Weather Service
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834
Last Update on Jun 19, 6:53 pm CDT
Mostly Cloudy
81 °F
(27 °C)
Humidity: 49 %
Wind Speed: W 10 MPH
Barometer: 29.61" (1002.1 mb)
Dewpoint: 60 °F (16 °C)
Heat Index: 82 °F (28 °C)
Visibility: 10.00 mi.