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Saturday, July 10, 2009

Ragged clouds morph to well-defined cumulus as the front clears; light breeze from the west. Both beaches becoming busy. Mallards, swallows, gulls. A large dragonfly with black-and-white bars on its wings hovers around a stand of creeping bell flower; also many smaller, iridescent damselflies. Blackbird again at the top of the little tree on the small island at the inlet; flowers there include a bright clump of purple loosestrife. Wood duck and ducklings in the weeds near the southwestern shore; eleven geese bathing and preening in the shallow water off the western shore. Monarch butterfly conspicuous among the sedge at the northeast. Plastic brontosaurus off the eastern inlet attracts a dozen young children and adults.

National Weather Service
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834
Last Update on Jul 10, 11:53 am CDT
Partly Cloudy
82 °F
(28 °C)
Humidity: 53 %
Wind Speed: W 9 MPH
Barometer: 29.99" (1015.0 mb)
Dewpoint: 63 °F (17 °C)
Heat Index: 83 °F (28 °C)
Visibility: 10.00 mi.