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December 31, 2009

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Overcast clearing to blue sky and orange sunset. A few tents on the ice; a cross-country skier on the shore; a few pedestrians on the path.

National Weather Service
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834
Last Update on Dec 31, 3:53 pm CST
Mostly Cloudy
10 °F
(-12 °C)
Humidity: 61 %
Wind Speed: NW 13 MPH
Barometer: 30.22" (1025.2 mb)
Dewpoint: -1 °F (-18 °C)
Wind Chill: -5 °F (-21 °C)
Visibility: 10.00 mi.

December 30, 2009

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Gray sky, lake white with a coating of fresh snow. A half dozen ice-fishing tents; a few people walking on the ice, more on the slippery paths.

National Weather Service
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834
Last Update on Dec 30, 4:53 pm CSs
Overcast with Haze
20 °F
(-7 °C)
Humidity: 81 %
Wind Speed: W 12 MPH
Barometer: 29.83" (1011.6 mb)
Dewpoint: 15 °F (-9 °C)
Wind Chill: 8 °F (-13 °C)
Visibility: 4.00 mi.

December 20, 2009

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Even gray overcast; lake white with fresh snow. Two ice fishermen, two cross-country skiers; paths busy.

National Weather Service
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834
Last Update on Dec 20, 3:53 pm CST
Overcast with Haze
24 °F
(-4 °C)
Humidity: 71 %
Wind Speed: Calm
Barometer: 30.05" (1018.9 mb)
Dewpoint: 16 °F (-9 °C)
Visibility: 5.00 mi.

December 18, 2009

Friday, December 18, 2009

Thinning high clouds; peach sunlight; some haze. Small blue tent on the ice near the southern shore. Ice fisherman at work near the band shell. Paths busy enough. Wide, icy streaks crossing the snow, reflecting the sunset.

National Weather Service
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834
Last Update on Dec 18, 4:53 pm CST
Mostly Cloudy
24 °F
(-4 °C)
Humidity: 62 %
Wind Speed: NE 3 MPH
Barometer: 30.08" (1020.1 mb)
Dewpoint: 13 °F (-11 °C)
Visibility: 7.00 mi.

December 17, 2009

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Clearing from the west at sunset. A few robins and a small woodpecker among the trees on the south shore. A cross-country skier tests the ice and snow with his golden retriever. More people on the paths generally; not so cold. A small square skating rink at the edge of the ice south of the band shell.

National Weather Service
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834
Last Update on Dec 17, 4:53 pm CST
Mostly Cloudy
22 °F
(-6 °C)
Humidity: 63 %
Wind Speed: SE 5 MPH
Barometer: 30.12" (1021.7 mb)
Dewpoint: 11 °F (-12 °C)
Wind Chill: 16 °F (-9 °C)
Visibility: 9.00 mi.

December 16, 2009

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Sunny, a few high, thin clouds; breeze from the south. The lake all frozen and covered with snow, blown away in patches. No bird in view. A few joggers.

National Weather Service
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834
Last Update on Dec 16, 12:53 pm CST
Fair
9 °F
(-13 °C)
Humidity: 61 %
Wind Speed: S 6 MPH
Barometer: 30.35" (1030.1 mb)
Dewpoint: -2 °F (-19 °C)
Wind Chill: -1 °F (-18 °C)
Visibility: 10.00 mi.

December 13, 2009

Sunday, December 13, 2007

A few blue streaks in the overcast; cold, breeze from northwest. More clear ice on the lake; a small pod of coots near the edge. No sign of whatever was on the ice yesterday. Paths fairly busy.

National Weather Service
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834
Last Update on Dec 13, 2:53 pm CST
Overcast
14 °F
(-10 °C)
Humidity: 49 %
Wind Speed: N 9 MPH
Barometer: 30.00" (1017.3 mb)
Dewpoint: -2 °F (-19 °C)
Wind Chill: 2 °F (-17 °C)
Visibility: 10.00 mi.

December 12, 2009

Saturday, Decembe 12, 2009

Sunny, high thin clouds. Clear ice working towards the middle of the lake. Something large and brown, fur or feathers, still in the new ice off the western shore. One gull flying about near the open water.

National Weather Service
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834
Last Update on Dec 12, 2:53 pm CST
Mostly Cloudy
29 °F
(-2 °C)
Humidity: 61 %
Wind Speed: SE 14 MPH
Barometer: 29.82" (1011.1 mb)
Dewpoint: 17 °F (-8 °C)
Wind Chill: 18 °F (-8 °C)
Visibility: 10.00 mi.

December 11, 2009

Friday, December 11, 2009

Sunny, cloudless; cold breeze from the south. Ice shelf half covered with snow, half fresh; maybe half the lake still open water. Coots bobbing near the southwest shore. Few people on the plowed path.

National Weather Service
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834
Last Update on Dec 11, 10:53 am CST
Fair
7 °F
(-14 °C)
Humidity: 63 %
Wind Speed: SW 8 MPH
Barometer: 30.16" (1023.5 mb)
Dewpoint: -3 °F (-19 °C)
Wind Chill: -6 °F (-21 °C)
Visibility: 10.00 mi

December 7, 2009

Monday, December 7, 2009

A few blue streaks in the clumped overcast; a few flakes of snow. Rough shelf of ice wide along the southern shore. Mallards and one goose paddling near the southwest; coots more numerous towards the north. A half dozen geese fly north towards Lake Calhoun. Few people on the paths.

National Weather Service
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834
Last Update on Dec 7, 4:53 pm CST
Light Snow
21 °F
(-6 °C)
Humidity: 65 %
Wind Speed: Calm
Barometer: 30.30" (1027.5 mb)
Dewpoint: 11 °F (-12 °C)
Visibility: 9.00 mi.

December 6, 2009

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Scattered high clouds; breeze from the north. Scores of mallards near the southwest; a few dozen coots farther north; a few gulls. Ice crumpled along the southern shore, up to thirty feet out; clear sheets along the west and the north, reaching as far a the floating dock. Large Vs of honking geese flying high, southwards.

National Weather Service
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834
Last Update on Dec 6, 3:53 pm CST
Mostly Cloudy
21 °F
(-6 °C)
Humidity: 54 %
Wind Speed: N 5 MPH
Barometer: 30.25" (1025.8 mb)
Dewpoint: 7 °F (-14 °C)
Wind Chill: 15 °F (-9 °C)
Visibility: 10.00 mi.

December 4, 2009

Friday, December 4, 2009

Cold wind from the southwest; snow just accumulating. Many mallards near the southwest shore, gulls in center of the lake. Ice beginning to form along the shore.

National Weather Service
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834
Last Update on Dec 4, 3:53 pm CST
Light Snow
19 °F
(-7 °C)
Humidity: 77 %
Wind Speed: SW 8 MPH
Barometer: 29.99" (1017.2 mb)
Dewpoint: 13 °F (-11 °C)
Wind Chill: 9 °F (-13 °C)
Visibility: 7.00 mi.

December 1, 2009

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Gray stratus almost covering the sky. Mallards and a few coots along the south shore. One boat, with one fisherman. Green algae near the band shell conspicuous, even in the dusk. One gull in the air. Ghost of a full moon looming behind the clouds. Ragged Vs of geese flying along the shore, to and from Lake Calhoun or the marsh.

National Weather Service
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834
Last Update on Dec 1, 4:53 pm CST
Overcast
43 °F
(6 °C)
Humidity: 60 %
Wind Speed: W 9 MPH
Barometer: 29.66" (1005.0 mb)
Dewpoint: 30 °F (-1 °C)
Wind Chill: 38 °F (3 °C)
Visibility: 10.00 mi.