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March 25, 2010

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Blue sky, bright, cloudless; chilly breeze from the north. The southwest bay has expanded beyond the small islands, giving mallards and a pair of geese more swimming room. Along the western shore the water reaches out thirty or forty feet at some points; elsewhere the ice runs close to the shore. Scores of white gulls rest far out on the gray ice. Blackbirds call from the marsh. Few people on the paths.

National Weather Service
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834
Last Update on Mar 25, 2:53 pm CDT
Fair
34 °F
(1 °C)
Humidity: 20 %
Wind Speed: N 8 G 18 MPH
Barometer: 30.15" (1022.0 mb)
Dewpoint: -3 °F (-19 °C)
Wind Chill: 27 °F (-3 °C)
Visibility: 10.00 mi.

March 24, 2010

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Sunny, blue sky; cooling breeze from the northwest. Mallards and two geese in the southwest inlet; water there turning green with algae. Blackbirds sunning and singing in the trees in the marsh north of the lake.

National Weather Service
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834
Last Update on Mar 24, 4:53 pm CDT
A Few Clouds
54 °F
(12 °C)
Humidity: 20 %
Wind Speed: NW 8 G 20 MPH
Barometer: 30.05" (1018.1 mb)
Dewpoint: 14 °F (-10 °C)
Wind Chill: 52 °F (11 °C)
Visibility: 10.00 mi.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

(Delayed posting.) Blue sky, a few clouds; gun-metal ice on the lake. A few crows and two gulls on the ice; mallards and two geese in the southwest bay. The ice has melted way from the stone embankment along the west and northwest shores, revealing large, bright, vertical splotches of orange algae on the stonework and the sand.

March 22, 2010

Monday, March 22, 2010

Blue sky, patches of white cirrostratus; gray ice on the lake. A few mallards in the southwest bay; two crows on the ice near the band shell; a robin in a tree. The creek running full; green shoots showing through the dried leaves along the path.

National Weather Service
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834
Last Update on Mar 22, 4:53 pm CDT
Partly Cloudy
55 °F
(13 °C)
Humidity: 23 %
Wind Speed: SE 17 MPH
Barometer: 29.81" (1009.9 mb)
Dewpoint: 18 °F (-8 °C)
Wind Chill: 51 °F (11 °C)
Visibility: 10.00 mi.

March 21, 2010

Sunny, thin clouds. Meltage around the edges, some refrozen. A few mallards in the southwest inlet; one goose standing among the thin brown weeds on a miniature island there. Two mallards along the north shore. Many people and dogs on the paths.

National Weather Service
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834
Last Update on Mar 21, 5:53 pm CDT
A Few Clouds
49 °F
(9 °C)
Humidity: 32 %
Wind Speed: SW 6 MPH
Barometer: 30.05" (1018.5 mb)
Dewpoint: 20 °F (-7 °C)
Wind Chill: 47 °F (8 °C)
Visibility: 10.00 mi.

March 17, 2010

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Sunny; high, thin clouds. Lake ice dark, viewed from the west. Mallards and a domestic mallard in the southwest inlet. Creek full and flowing, carrying a few more mallards. Large shelf fungus on tree stump.

National Weather Service
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834
Last Update on Mar 17, 3:53 pm CDT
A Few Clouds
57 °F
(14 °C)
Humidity: 49 %
Wind Speed: W 10 MPH
Barometer: 30.13" (1020.7 mb)
Dewpoint: 38 °F (3 °C)
Visibility: 10.00 mi.

March 16, 2010

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Cloud cover thinning at dusk. Lake ice edged with water in places along the shore; the small bay at the southwest inlet free of ice and occupied by nine mallards and a muskrat.

National Weather Service
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834
Last Update on Mar 16, 7:53 pm CDT
Mostly Cloudy
47 °F
(8 °C)
Humidity: 74 %
Wind Speed: NW 5 MPH
Barometer: 30.23" (1024.3 mb)
Dewpoint: 39 °F (4 °C)
Wind Chill: 45 °F (7 °C)
Visibility: 10.00 mi.

March 8, 2010

Monday, March 8, 2010

Gray, chilly; few people on the path, one or two on the lake.

National Weather Service
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834
Last Update on Mar 8, 5:53 pm CST
Overcast with Haze
36 °F
(2 °C)
Humidity: 82 %
Wind Speed: SE 8 MPH
Barometer: 29.93" (1014.5 mb)
Dewpoint: 31 °F (-1 °C)
Wind Chill: 30 °F (-1 °C)
Visibility: 5.00 mi.

March 7, 2010

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Clear sky, sunny; warm enough to bring crowds to the paths. A few people here and there on the lake, one drilling the ice with relative ease.

Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834
Last Update on Mar 7, 4:53 pm CST
Fair
46 °F
(8 °C)
Humidity: 54 %
Wind Speed: Calm
Barometer: 30.08" (1019.1 mb)
Dewpoint: 30 °F (-1 °C)
Visibility: 7.00 mi.

March 2, 2010

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Blue sky, golden sunlight. Two crows pecking at the snow on the lake. One small ice-fishing tent; a few people walking on the lake here and there, many more on the paths.

National Weather Service
Minneapolis, Crystal Airport
Lat: 45.08 Lon: -93.38 Elev: 869
Last Update on Mar 2, 5:53 pm CST
Fair
36 °F
(2 °C)
Humidity: 55 %
Wind Speed: NW 6 MPH
Barometer: 30.10" (1020.4 mb)
Dewpoint: 21 °F (-6 °C)
Wind Chill: 31 °F (-1 °C)
Visibility: 10.00 mi.