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April 30, 2010

Friday, April 30, 2010

Overcast, with low clouds, white and gray; occasional streaks of sunlight, sprinkles of rain; breeze from the west. Pair of mallards with four baby ducklings swimming along the south shore. Goose on its nest, the other goose nearby. Several rows of white buoys now set in place off the northwest shore.

National Weather Service
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834
Last Update on Apr 30, 3:53 pm CDT
Overcast
64 °F
(18 °C)
Humidity: 65 %
Wind Speed: W 13 MPH
Barometer: 29.23" (989.7 mb)
Dewpoint: 52 °F (11 °C)
Visibility: 10.00 mi.

April 29, 2010

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Gray sky, gray lake; breeze from the southeast. Several mallards and five baby ducklings near the south shore. Goose on its nest; other goose standing on a rock nearby; several song sparrows calling loudly from a tree next to the water; blackbirds singing in the distance. Three men in a flat-bottomed boat setting out additional buoys near the band shell. Relatively few people on the paths.

National Weather Service
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834
Last Update on Apr 29, 12:53 pm CDT
Overcast
63 °F
(17 °C)
Humidity: 56 %
Wind Speed: SE 16 MPH
Barometer: 29.25" (990.2 mb)
Dewpoint: 47 °F (8 °C)
Visibility: 10.00 mi.

April 28, 2010

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Sunny, blue, a few hazy clouds. Clump of narccissi blooming at the foot of a tree next to the water on the south shore, composed along with one white hyacinth, one blue hyacinth, and a grape hyacinth. Thick clouds of gnats close to the water. Two geese standing around in the inlet bay; a few mallards. Double string of white buoys now in place far out off the northwest shore. Artist sketching on the north shore, surrounded by small drawings displayed on a blanket.

National Weather Service
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834
Last Update on Apr 28, 5:53 pm CDT
A Few Clouds
68 °F
(20 °C)
Humidity: 25 %
Wind Speed: SE 18 G 26 MPH
Barometer: 29.64" (1003.8 mb)
Dewpoint: 31 °F (-1 °C)
Visibility: 10.00 mi.

April 27, 2010

Sunny, blue sky, white cirrus and cirrostratus; cool breeze from the north. Goose on its nest; a few mallards; blackbirds calling. Water relatively clear. Trees green around the lake; cherry trees next to the rose garden reaching full bloom, pink and white.

National Weather Service
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834
Last Update on Apr 27, 12:53 pm CDT
Partly Cloudy
55 °F
(13 °C)
Humidity: 25 %
Wind Speed: Vrbl 6 MPH
Barometer: 29.97" (1015.3 mb)
Dewpoint: 20 °F (-7 °C)
Wind Chill: 54 °F (12 °C)
Visibility: 10.00 mi.

April 26, 2010

Monday, April 26, 2010

Thickening overcast; mild breeze from the north. Only a few mallards on the lake. Few people on the paths. Creek not high, flanked by white composite wildflowers. Carpet of white violets.

National Weather Service
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834
Last Update on Apr 26, 11:53 am CDT
Overcast
54 °F
(12 °C)
Humidity: 45 %
Wind Speed: N 6 MPH
Barometer: 29.75" (1007.6 mb)
Dewpoint: 33 °F (1 °C)
Wind Chill: 53 °F (12 °C)
Visibility: 10.00 mi.

April 25, 2010

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Gray; cool breeze from the north. Trees green. Goose on its nest. Sailboat with sails down, heading north under power in the middle of the lake.

National Weather Service
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834
Last Update on Apr 25, 4:53 pm CDT
Overcast
61 °F
(16 °C)
Humidity: 44 %
Wind Speed: N 14 G 24 MPH
Barometer: 29.62" (1003.1 mb)
Dewpoint: 39 °F (4 °C)
Visibility: 10.00 mi.

April 24, 2010

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Gray sky, gray lake, breeze from the northeast. Goose on its nest; a few mallards. Red kayak in the middle of the lake.

National Weather Service
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834
Last Update on Apr 24, 4:53 pm CDT
Overcast
58 °F
(14 °C)
Humidity: 75 %
Wind Speed: NE 10 MPH
Barometer: 29.61" (1002.6 mb)
Dewpoint: 50 °F (10 °C)
Visibility: 10.00 mi.

April 23, 2010

Friday, April 23, 2010

Thin stratus cover, breeze from the east. A pair of mallards, a pair of grebes. Goose on its nest; a gull on the northern fishing dock.

National Weather Service
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834
Last Update on Apr 23, 2:53 pm CDT
Overcast
68 °F
(20 °C)
Humidity: 33 %
Wind Speed: SE 18 MPH
Barometer: 29.73" (1006.8 mb)
Dewpoint: 38 °F (3 °C)
Visibility: 10.00 mi.

April 22, 2010

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Sunny, cloudless, still. Loon far out off the south shore. Goose on its nest, the other nearby in the inlet bay. A few coots and mallards. Sound of blackbirds. Trees leafing out.

National Weather Service
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834
Last Update on Apr 22, 10:53 am CDT
Fair
50 °F
(10 °C)
Humidity: 46 %
Wind Speed: Calm
Barometer: 29.85" (1011.4 mb)
Dewpoint: 30 °F (-1 °C)
Visibility: 10.00 mi.

April 21, 2010

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Sunny, cirrus and cirrostratus, cool breeze from the north. Goose back on its nest, the other thrashing its wings in the water at the other end of the island. A few coots and mallards.

National Weather Service
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834
Last Update on Apr 21, 1:53 pm CDT
A Few Clouds
57 °F
(14 °C)
Humidity: 39 %
Wind Speed: NE 9 G 18 MPH
Barometer: 29.90" (1012.8 mb)
Dewpoint: 32 °F (0 °C)
Visibility: 10.00 mi.

April 20, 2010

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Sunny, warm, still. A few cumulus clouds just forming. A pair of grebes diving far off shore. Two geese walking through the dried grasses on the peninsula next to the southwest inlet. A mallard and a a turtle sunning on logs or stones off the island there. Green algae thickening, flecked with turquoise.

National Weather Service
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834
Last Update on Apr 20, 3:53 pm CDT
A Few Clouds
71 °F
(22 °C)
Humidity: 24 %
Wind Speed: N 5 MPH
Barometer: 29.93" (1013.5 mb)
Dewpoint: 32 °F (0 °C)
Visibility: 10.00 mi.

April 19, 2010

(Midday:) Sunny despite high, thin cloud cover; air mild and still. Algae building around the shores; dozens of dead sunfish floating near the south shore. Goose still on what must be its nest. Loud blackbird in small tree overhanging the lake. Creek running low; abundant white violets.

National Weather Service
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834
Last Update on Apr 19, 6:53 pm CDT
Mostly Cloudy
65 °F
(18 °C)
Humidity: 28 %
Wind Speed: S 6 MPH
Barometer: 30.08" (1018.8 mb)
Dewpoint: 31 °F (-1 °C)
Visibility: 10.00 mi.

April 17, 2010

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Sunny, blue sky. A few mallards near the southwest bay; goose still sitting on the island, probably nesting; the other goose near the dock there. Many people on the paths. Scilla fading from the creek side; violets gaining.

National Weather Service
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834
Last Update on Apr 17, 5:53 pm CDT
A Few Clouds
64 °F
(18 °C)
Humidity: 22 %
Wind Speed: N 12 MPH
Barometer: 30.18" (1022.3 mb)
Dewpoint: 24 °F (-4 °C)
Visibility: 10.00 mi.

April 16, 2010

Friday, April 18, 2010

Sunny, pastel blue sky, haze. Brisk breeze from the northwest stirring white caps. A few coots and mallards to the southwest; two paddlers in a red canoe. Goose still sitting on one of the small islands; another swimming nearby. Blackbird calling loudly from a small tree next to the lake. A fisherman on the shore near the band shell; the wooden fishing dock to the north now back in place. Paths busy.

National Weather Service
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834
Last Update on Apr 16, 5:53 pm CDT
Fai
58 °F
(14 °C)
Humidity: 20 %
Wind Speed: NW 17 G 23 MPH
Barometer: 30.23" (1024.1 mb)
Dewpoint: 17 °F (-8 °C)
Visibility: 10.00 mi.

April 13, 2010

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

High haze and thin clouds; brisk breeze from the southeast. A few coots and mallards near the southwest inlet; a goose resting on one of the islands there. A few gulls resting on the floating plastic dock aground on the north shore; blackbirds calling from the nearby marsh. Many people on the paths; many noisy planes low in the air.

National Weather Service
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834
Last Update on Apr 13, 5:53 pm CDT
Mostly Cloudy and Breezy
69 °F
(21 °C)
Humidity: 39 %
Wind Speed: SE 22 MPH
Barometer: 30.08" (1018.8 mb)
Dewpoint: 43 °F (6 °C)
Visibility: 10.00 mi.

April 12, 2010

April 12, 2010

High clouds; breeze from the east. A large pod of coots near the southwest inlet; one goose on an island there, another in the bay. A few mallards. Scilla flowering along the creek; a few violets starting; one wild cherry bush in bloom.

National Weather Service
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834
Last Update on Apr 12, 1:53 pm CDT
Mostly Cloudy
64 °F
(18 °C)
Humidity: 38 %
Wind Speed: SE 10 MPH
Barometer: 30.18" (1021.9 mb)
Dewpoint: 38 °F (3 °C)
Visibility: 10.00 mi.

April 9, 2010

Friday, April 9, 2010

Some orange light in the clouds at sunset. Wind from the east. A few mallards along the south shore. Gulls calling from the center of the lake. Paths busy; many planes overhead.

National Weather Service
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834
Last Update on Apr 9, 8:53 pm CDT
Overcast
62 °F
(17 °C)
Humidity: 30 %
Wind Speed: SE 13 MPH
Barometer: 29.85" (1011.0 mb)
Dewpoint: 30 °F (-1 °C)
Visibility: 10.00 mi.