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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Cool, cloudy; a few people standing around on the southeast beach, the north beach empty; not many people on the paths. Mallard with little ducklings near southern shore; other mallards here and there; gulls. Two geese with five very large goslings trimming the grass next to the water on the western shore, in their usual spot; several other geese paddling nearby. The weeds have covered even more of the lake along the southwest shore; duckweed is now flourishing too, close to the shore. White and violet asters blooming abundantly; a few hawk weeds flowering near the band shell; many milkweeds beginning to blossom along the north shore. Butterfly weed blossoming in the drainage area between the road and the path. One small sprig of purple loosestrife next to the path on the lake side. Mud and some large puddles in the creek.

National Weather Service
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834
Last Update on Jun 30, 4:53 pm CDT
Overcast
69 °F
(21 °C)
Humidity: 59 %
Wind Speed: NW 16 G 24 MPH
Barometer: 29.77" (1007.9 mb)
Dewpoint: 54 °F (12 °C)
Visibility: 10.00 mi.