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June 29, 2010

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Blue sky, sun, breeze from the north, thin steak of cloud near the horizon. A few sailboats and fishing boats; red kayak and green kayak. Fourteen geese and goslings in two groups off the southwest shore. Evening primrose beginning to bloom on the north shore.

National Weather Service
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834
Last Update on Jun 29, 4:53 pm CDT
Fair
72 °F
(22 °C)
Humidity: 29 %
Wind Speed: NW 3 MPH
Barometer: 30.20" (1022.6 mb)
Dewpoint: 38 °F (3 °C)
Visibility: 10.00 mi.

June 27, 2010

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Blue sky, cumulus clouds, good breeze from the west. Dozens of sailboats, flapping sails; several kayaks; fishing boats. Paths and beaches busy. Loon calling and idling off the southwest shore. All the geese and goslings at work on the grass along the west, the large goslings hard to distinguish from the geese.

National Weather Service
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834
Last Update on Jun 27, 4:53 pm CDT
Partly Cloudy
84 °F
(29 °C)
Humidity: 40 %
Wind Speed: W 20 G 30 MPH
Barometer: 29.63" (1002.7 mb)
Dewpoint: 57 °F (14 °C)
Heat Index: 83 °F (28 °C)
Visibility: 10.00 mi.

June 26, 2010

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Thin overcast, some sun; humid. Both beaches busy; fishermen in boats and on the shore. A few kayaks and canoes. A few sailboats capsized at anchor. Mallards and ducklings. Two geese and five very large goslings back in the water, the other family of two and seven about to follow from the grassy western shore. Hundreds of six-inch fish hovering in the shallows; the water relatively clear. Air sweet with blooming milkweed near the northeast marsh. Creek running briskly.

National Weather Service
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834
Last Update on Jun 26, 2:53 pm CDT
Mostly Cloudy
83 °F
(28 °C)
Humidity: 59 %
Wind Speed: SE 3 MPH
Barometer: 29.81" (1009.0 mb)
Dewpoint: 67 °F (19 °C)
Heat Index: 86 °F (30 °C)
Visibility: 10.00 mi.

June 24, 2010

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Soft cumulus clouds in hazy air, breeze from the southwest. A half dozen lazy sailboats; a couple of fishing boats; a kayak. Both beaches busy. Clumps of purple campanula close to the water. Mallards about. Muskrat crossing the southwest inlet. Purple asters, yellow vetch blooming near the northeast marsh. Rose garden in full bloom. Geese and large goslings on the milfoil near the plesiosaurus.

National Weather Service
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834
Last Update on Jun 24, 5:53 pm CDT
A Few Clouds
81 °F
(27 °C)
Humidity: 42 %
Wind Speed: W 9 MPH
Barometer: 30.03" (1016.6 mb)
Dewpoint: 56 °F (13 °C)
Heat Index: 81 °F (27 °C)
Visibility: 9.00 mi.

June 23, 2010

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Gray and white clouds clearing after recent rain, more and more blue sky and sun; cool, brisk breeze from the west. Groups of mallards and ducklings around the lake, one brood quite young. Heron standing on one leg on a rock off the southwest inlet, catching the sun. Water turbid and green, even in the distance. Two geese and five very large goslings resting on the grass at the western edge of the water; two more and seven not so large grouped a short distance a way; mild hissing from one of the geese. Monarch butterflies fluttering among the milkweed plants along the north shore. The trees, grass, and brush all bright green in the sun. Great blue heron lightly flapping its wings in the breeze close to the shore. Dark green in the shade along the creek, which is running along.

National Weather Service
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834
Last Update on Jun 23, 4:53 pm CDT
Mostly Cloudy
71 °F
(22 °C)
Humidity: 79 %
Wind Speed: NW 12 MPH
Barometer: 29.95" (1013.7 mb)
Dewpoint: 64 °F (18 °C)
Visibility: 10.00 mi.

June 21, 2010

Monday, June 21, 2010

A few clouds at sunset, mostly along the horizon. Slightest breeze from the north; air heavy from recent rain. Swimmers in the water at the southeast beach. Two listless sailboats, one canoe. Loon tremolo from the middle distance. Ducks and ducklings over the milfoil. Four geese and twelve large and larger goslings (some with dark necks) trimming the grass on the western shore. Milkweed beginning to bloom along the northern shore.

Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834
National Weather Service
Last Update on Jun 21, 9:53 pm CDT
A Few Clouds
76 °F
(24 °C)
Humidity: 67 %
Wind Speed: SW 5 MPH
Barometer: 29.91" (1012.3 mb)
Dewpoint: 64 °F (18 °C)
Heat Index: 78 °F (26 °C)
Visibility: 10.00 mi.

June 19, 2010

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Cloudless at sunset except for an orange and gray streak along the western horizon. Air still; two sailboats idling in profile along the western shore. Heron (likely) flying north to south in the middle of the lake. Two mallards and a half dozen large ducklings near the eastern shore. Occasional fish surfacing, making circular ripples. Fiberglass plesiosaur is back near the eastern inlet. Gnats near the water.

National Weather Service
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834
Last Update on Jun 19, 8:53 pm CDT
Fair
71 °F
(22 °C)
Humidity: 59 %
Wind Speed: Calm
Barometer: 30.02" (1016.3 mb)
Dewpoint: 56 °F (13 °C)
Visibility: 10.00 mi.

June 13, 2010

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Gray cloud cover, slight breeze from the north. A few sailboats, a few fishing boats, a pair of kayaks. Mallards and ducklings along the south and west shores. Two loons, one immature, off the north shore. Wood duck and seven ducklings close to the western shore; also three geese and twelve large goslings, five larger than the other seven. The creek running, though low in places; a few mallards there.

National Weather Service
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834
Last Update on Jun 13, 4:53 pm CDT
Overcast
65 °F
(18 °C)
Humidity: 76 %
Wind Speed: N 7 MPH
Barometer: 30.02" (1016.3 mb)
Dewpoint: 57 °F (14 °C)
Visibility: 10.00 mi.

June 9, 2010

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Thickening cumulostratus cover, fair breeze from the southwest. Two loons bobbing and diving near the southern milfoil reef. Mallard with four ducklings; four geese and twelve large goslings trimming the grass off the western shore. Milfoil harvester churning the water off the north shore.

National Weather Service
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834
Last Update on Jun 9, 12:53 pm CDT
Overcast
67 °F
(19 °C)
Humidity: 57 %
Wind Speed: W 17 MPH
Barometer: 29.89" (1011.8 mb)
Dewpoint: 51 °F (11 °C)
Visibility: 10.00 mi.

June 7, 2010

Monday, June 6, 2010

Large herd of cumulus clouds, light breeze from southeast. Loon off the southern milfoil reef. Mallards and ducklings in the southwest inlet, a muskrat floating there, blackbirds calling and flying, showing their colors. Mallard and ducklings near the band shell. Milfoil harvester taken out to anchor. Milkweed plants well established along the north shore.

National Weather Service
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834
Last Update on Jun 7, 3:53 pm CDT
Partly Cloudy
73 °F
(23 °C)
Humidity: 48 %
Wind Speed: SE 6 MPH
Barometer: 30.02" (1016.3 mb)
Dewpoint: 52 °F (11 °C

June 6, 2010

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Few clouds at sunset; little wind. Four fishing boats on the water, and two fishermen in a canoe. Loon diving off the southern shore. Mallard with five ducklings in the water; another with three tucked on a concrete ledge on the north shore. Frogs calling from the marsh in the northeast. Fragrance of flowering trees in the cool air. Venus bright in the western sky after sunset.

National Weather Service
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834
Last Update on Jun 6, 8:53 pm CDT
Partly Cloudy
66 °F
(19 °C)
Humidity: 63 %
Wind Speed: Vrbl 5 MPH
Barometer: 29.96" (1014.4 mb)
Dewpoint: 53 °F (12 °C)
Visibility: 10.00 mi.

June 5, 2010

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Light drizzle clearing to sunlight. People gone from the lake, except for one fishing boat, also soon gone. Mallards with broods of ducklings near the shore: 6, 8, and a round dozen near the band shell. A few gulls and geese occupying the north beach, plus 12 large goslings in two groups.

National Weather Service
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834
Last Update on Jun 5, 5:53 pm CDT
Mostly Cloudy
62 °F
(17 °C)
Humidity: 86 %
Wind Speed: Calm
Barometer: 29.77" (1008.0 mb)
Dewpoint: 58 °F (14 °C)
Visibility: 10.00 mi.

June 3, 2010

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Some overcast, but sunny; light breeze from the south. Busy beaches. Mallards, milfoil, algae. Pair of geese and five large goslings lounging on and pecking at the grass above the western shore. Mallard and seven small ducklings resting on floating milfoil near the band shell. First white asters in bloom. White and yellow composite flowers around the marsh at the northwest; also stalks with blue flowers.