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September 29, 2009

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Small dark pancake clouds, mostly near the horizon; sunny, fair breeze from the north. Miscellaneous collection of mallards, coots, and a wood duck near the southwest inlet. One pied-billed grebe near the north shore. Many runners, not many walkers.

National Weather Service
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834
Last Update on Sep 29, 3:53 pm CDT
Partly Cloudy
54 °F
(12 °C)
Humidity: 53 %
Wind Speed: NE 12 MPH
Barometer: 30.15" (1021.3 mb)
Dewpoint: 37 °F (3 °C)
Wind Chill: 51 °F (11 °C)
Visibility: 10.00 mi.

September 28, 2009

Monday, September 28, 2009

Cloud deck breaking up, showing blue sky and sunlight. Strong breeze from northwest. Dozens of mallards along the south shore, many out of the water on the bank. A tight pod of three dozen coots in the water nearby, with two grebes at a distance; two more pods near the western shore. Five sailboats capsized at anchor. One fishing boat on the water.

National Weather Service
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834
Last Update on Sep 28, 4:53 pm CDT
Light Rain and Breezy
54 °F
(12 °C)
Humidity: 69 %
Wind Speed: NW 21 G 32 MPH
Barometer: 29.85" (1011.2 mb)
Dewpoint: 44 °F (7 °C)
Wind Chill: 49 °F (9 °C)
Visibility: 10.00 mi.

September 27, 2009

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Cloud cover breaking up to sunlight; gusty wind from the northwest; white caps on the water. Wind-blown mallards along the southern shore. One sailboat, one canoe, a couple of fishing boats; one fisherman on the dock; walkers on the paths.

National Weather Service
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834
Last Update on Sep 27, 4:53 pm CDT
Mostly Cloudy and Windy
62 °F
(17 °C)
Humidity: 46 %
Wind Speed: NW 32 G 52 MPH
Barometer: 29.49" (998.3 mb)
Dewpoint: 41 °F (5 °C)
Visibility: 10.00 mi.

September 26, 2009

Saturday, September 26, 2009

White cumulus clouds in the blue sky; sunny; light breeze from the south. Mallards along the south shore; a half dozen coots; one adolescent wood duck near the fishing dock; great blue heron flying to the miniature island off the inlet; a few white gulls on buoys. Chestnuts scattered along the path at southwest. Several fishing boats; a dozen sailboats; a half dozen remote-controlled toy sailboats near the northern ramp. Many walkers and joggers. Two arches made of pink and white balloons billow over the paths for tomorrow's race.

National Weather Service
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834
Last Update on Sep 26, 3:53 pm CDT
Partly Cloudy
74 °F
(23 °C)
Humidity: 43 %
Wind Speed: SW 13 G 18 MPH
Barometer: 29.80" (1008.7 mb)
Dewpoint: 50 °F (10 °C)
Visibility: 10.00 mi.

September 25, 2009

Friday, September 25, 2009

Light rain ending; light breeze from the south; light-blue patch showing through the clouds. One boat of fishermen; a few walkers and joggers. Mallards near north and south shores; great blue heron perched motionless on one leg in the pool at the southwest inlet, watching the water. Long puddles in the creek bed, the rest paved with wet leaves.

National Weather Service
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834
Last Update on Sep 25, 3:53 pm CDT
Light Rain Fog/Mist
61 °F
(16 °C)
Humidity: 90 %
Wind Speed: NW 6 MPH
Barometer: 30.06" (1017.8 mb)
Dewpoint: 58 °F (14 °C)
Visibility: 4.00 mi.

September 24, 2009

Thursday, September 24, 2009

About two hours ago . . . thinning overcast, sunny, little wind. Two fishing boats on the water, few people on the beaches. Five adolescent wood ducks next to the fishing dock at the southwest.

National Weather Service
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834
Last Update on Sep 24, 5:53 pm CDT
Mostly Cloudy
77 °F
(25 °C)
Humidity: 47 %
Wind Speed: NE 5 MPH
Barometer: 30.12" (1019.8 mb)
Dewpoint: 55 °F (13 °C)
Heat Index: 78 °F (26 °C)
Visibility: 10.00 mi.

September 20, 2009

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Haze hear the horizons; a few cumulus clouds; autumnal sunlight; fair breeze from the southeast. Ten sailboats; several canoes, kayaks, fishing boats. Large loon on the water off the southeast shore, flapping its wings; mallards near the south shore. Paths busy.

National Weather Service
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834
Last Update on Sep 20, 5:53 pm CDT
Partly Cloudy
76 °F
(24 °C)
Humidity: 47 %
Wind Speed: S 12 MPH
Barometer: 29.90" (1012.4 mb)
Dewpoint: 54 °F (12 °C)
Heat Index: 78 °F (26 °C)
Visibility: 10.00 mi.

September 19, 2009

Saturday, September 19, 2009

High haze, several dozen cumulus clouds, sunny, light breeze from the south. A dozen sailboats and a few fishing boats; beaches and paths busy. A few mallards. Brown muskrat swimming along the brown stone embankment near the band shell.

National Weather Service
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834
Last Update on Sep 19, 3:53 pm CDT
Mostly Cloudy
81 °F
(27 °C)
Humidity: 39 %
Wind Speed: Vrbl 5 MPH
Barometer: 30.13" (1020.0 mb)
Dewpoint: 54 °F (12 °C)
Heat Index: 81 °F (27 °C)
Visibility: 10.00 mi.

September 18, 2009

Friday, September 18, 2009

High haze and large, vague cumulus clouds; some blue sky, more shade than sunlight; hardly a breeze from the north. Fishermen in canoes and boats; green and yellow kayaks. Walkers and joggers on the paths. Impressive stands of white asters along the shore, almost matched by tufts of hawk weed.

National Weather Service
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834
Last Update on Sep 18, 4:53 pm CDT
Partly Cloudy
81 °F
(27 °C)
Humidity: 44 %
Wind Speed: Calm
Barometer: 30.15" (1020.5 mb)
Dewpoint: 57 °F (14 °C)
Heat Index: 81 °F (27 °C)
Visibility: 10.00 mi.

September 16, 2009

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

High haze, some cirrus clouds; sunny, blue; breeze hardly noticeable. A few listless sailboats, a couple of boats with fishermen. Many mallards stand in the water close to the southern shore. Fishing docks are empty, beaches almost empty. A fair number of walkers and joggers. A few white gulls. Hawk weed and milkweed gone to seed, bright in the sun. A great blue heron flaps its wings on a floating dock carrying three small sailboats. The creek has stopped running; only a few large puddles remain. More yellow leaves on the paths.

National Weather Service
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834
Last Update on Sep 16, 4:53 pm CDT
Partly Cloudy
75 °F
(24 °C)
Humidity: 55 %
Wind Speed: NE 6 MPH
Barometer: 30.23" (1023.5 mb)
Dewpoint: 58 °F (14 °C)
Visibility: 10.00 mi.

September 15, 2009

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Thin high haze, hardly a cloud, faint breeze from northeast.Two sluggish sailboats, two fishing boats; docks empty, maybe a dozen people at both beaches; walkers and a few joggers on the paths. Several dozen mallards near south inlet. A couple of cicadas; sound of a distant plane. Creek an inch deep at spots.

Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834
Natiaonal Weather Service
Last Update on Sep 15, 2:53 pm CDT
Fair
83 °F
(28 °C)
Humidity: 36 %
Wind Speed: E 7 MPH
Barometer: 30.12" (1019.7 mb)
Dewpoint: 53 °F (12 °C)
Heat Index: 82 °F (28 °C)
Visibility: 10.00 mi.

September 14, 2009

Monday, September 14, 2009

Thin cirrostratus, thin sun; warm, light breeze from the south. A few mallards. Docks empty, no boats on the water; a couple of people at the northern beach, a crowd of children and several monitors suddenly at the southern beach; dozens of aluminum scooters strewn next to the path. Still some some yellow hawk weed blossoms, but most have gone to seed. Brownish algae film at places among the weeds along the north shore. Walkers and some joggers. Creek still flowing, just.

National Weather Service
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834
Last Update on Sep 14, 12:53 pm CDT
Mostly Cloudy
79 °F
(26 °C)
Humidity: 42 %
Wind Speed: SW 6 MPH
Barometer: 30.10" (1018.7 mb)
Dewpoint: 54 °F (12 °C)
Heat Index: 79 °F (26 °C)
Visibility: 10.00 mi.

September 13, 2009

Sunday, September 13, 2009

High haze, a few vague cumulus clouds; sunny, warm. Light breeze from the south. Both beaches busy, paths less so. Mallards along the southern shore.Two sailboats, a canoe, fishermen in a couple of boats. Creek low.

National Weather Service
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834
Last Update on Sep 13, 4:53 pm CDT
A Few Clouds
81 °F
(27 °C)
Humidity: 41 %
Wind Speed: S 5 MPH
Barometer: 30.09" (1018.7 mb)
Dewpoint: 55 °F (13 °C)
Heat Index: 81 °F (27 °C)
Visibility: 10.00 mi.

September 12, 2009

Saturday, September 12, 2009

High haze, cumulostratus, cumulus clouds, mixed with some sunlight. Few people for a Saturday. One sailboat, one fisherman on a dock, one motorboat with two fishermen. Red algae or weeds along the southern shore bright red in the sun and clear water. Creek barely flowing at all, but attractive to five mallards.

National Weather Service
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834
Last Update on Sep 12, 2:53 pm CDT
Partly Cloudy
80 °F
(27 °C)
Humidity: 51 %
Wind Speed: SE 6 MPH
Barometer: 30.13" (1019.9 mb)
Dewpoint: 60 °F (16 °C)
Heat Index: 81 °F (27 °C)
Visibility: 10.00 mi.

September 11, 2009

Friday, September 11, 2009

Thickening overcast, cumulus, and more; just a few patches of blue. Light breeze from the south. A few people on the beaches; one fisherman on one dock (the other empty), two in a canoe, two in a boat; a few sailboats. Fallen leaves filling the dirt path, which is very dusty. Virginia creeper turning red. Bees among the white asters. Cricket.

Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834
National Weather Service
Last Update on Sep 11, 5:53 pm CDT
Mostly Cloudy
80 °F
(27 °C)
Humidity: 47 %
Wind Speed: S 9 MPH
Barometer: 30.08" (1018.2 mb)
Dewpoint: 58 °F (14 °C)
Heat Index: 81 °F (27 °C)
Visibility: 10.00 mi.

September 10, 2009

Thursday, September 10, 2009

High haze and vague cumulus clouds; light breeze from the south. Children and mallards in and on the water at the southeast beach. A few fishermen on the dock and on a boat. Several slow sailboats. White asters in full bloom along the south and west. Hawk weed gone to seed; some milkweed pods already open; goldenrod browning. Trees lightening along the eastern shore. Creek still running, just. Zigzag goldenrod still bright in the shade alongside.

National Weather Service
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834
Last Update on Sep 10, 4:53 pm CDT
A Few Clouds
82 °F
(28 °C)
Humidity: 43 %
Wind Speed: S 9 MPH
Barometer: 30.16" (1021.0 mb)
Dewpoint: 57 °F (14 °C)
Heat Index: 82 °F (28 °C)
Visibility: 10.00 mi.

September 5, 2009

Saturday, September 5, 2009

High haze, lazy cumulus clouds; light breeze from the south. Beaches and paths busy. Twenty-seven sails on the water, moving slowly; a few kayaks and canoes.

Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834
National Weather Service
Last Update on Sep 5, 3:53 pm CDT
Partly Cloudy
78 °F
(26 °C)
Humidity: 43 %
Wind Speed: S 7 MPH
Barometer: 30.18" (1021.9 mb)
Dewpoint: 54 °F (12 °C)
Heat Index: 79 °F (26 °C)
Visibility: 10.00 mi.

September 3, 2009

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Cloudless, some haze on the horizons, maroon afterglow in the west. Brilliant disc of a moon, Jupiter also bright in the east. Planes lined up far to the north. Small band at the band shell channels Buddy Holly and Simon & Garfunkel to a large audience. Fishermen in a boat with lights shining into the water, after dark.

National Weather Service
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834
Last Update on Sep 3, 8:53 pm CDT
Fair
68 °F
(20 °C)
Humidity: 55 %
Wind Speed: SE 5 MPH
Barometer: 30.14" (1020.5 mb)
Dewpoint: 51 °F (11 °C)
Visibility: 10.00 mi.

September 2, 2009

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Hardly a cloud, warm breeze from the south. Four or five white sails on the water, a couple of boats with fishermen; a few people on the beaches, more walkers and joggers.

National Weather Service
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834
Last Update on Sep 2, 3:53 pm CDT
A Few Clouds
74 °F
(23 °C)
Humidity: 45 %
Wind Speed: S 10 MPH
Barometer: 30.16" (1021.2 mb)
Dewpoint: 51 °F (11 °C)
Visibility: 10.00 mi.

September 1, 2009

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Flat cumulus clouds, light breeze from the south. A few fishermen in boats and a canoe; fishing docks empty; only a few people on the beaches. Mallards and older wood ducklings along the southern shore. Red algae rooted in the sand next to the shore. Chestnut tree dropping chestnuts at southwest. Clumps of yellow hawkweed half flowers, half seed puffs. Fish sunning close to shore.

National Weather Service
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834
Last Update on Sep 1, 12:53 pm CDT
A Few Clouds
69 °F
(21 °C)
Humidity: 45 %
Wind Speed: SW 9 MPH
Barometer: 30.30" (1025.9 mb)
Dewpoint: 47 °F (8 °C)
Visibility: 10.00 mi.