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May 26, 2011

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Blue sky, some high clouds to the south; breeze from the north. Water high; nest on island in southwest inlet falling apart. Mallards flying about. Fish sunning near the western shore. Red-winged blackbirds calling from the northeast marsh. Creek high.

National Weather Service
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834
Last Update on May 26, 10:53 am CDT
'A Few Clouds'
57 °F
(14 °C)
Humidity: 44 %
Wind Speed: N 9 MPH
Barometer: 30.05" (1017.7 mb)
Dewpoint: 35 °F (2 °C)
Visibility: 10.00 mi.

May 24, 2011

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Rough overcast; breeze from the northeast. Group of children in primary-colored plastic kayaks returning to the southeast swimming beach; half a dozen sailboats farther out; swallow over the water. Two geese near the nest on the island in the southwest inlet, almost washed by the high water; one egg showing. Bright red displayed by red-winged blackbird flying to a perch on a bush. Loon close by the northern swimming beach; a few mallards. Water high in the creek.

National Weather Service
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834
Last Update on May 24, 5:53 pm CDT
'Overcast'
67 °F
(19 °C)
Humidity: 57 %
Wind Speed: E 12 MPH
Barometer: 29.86" (1010.8 mb)
Dewpoint: 51 °F (11 °C)
Visibility: 10.00 mi.

May 22, 2011

Sunday, May 21, 2011

Rough overcast after rain, light breeze from the southeast. Sailboats gathering, fisherman fishing from boat. A few mallards, a robin; red-winged blackbirds and peepers calling from the marsh. Yellow composites blooming along northeast drainage marsh. White composites and Virginia water-leaf coming into bloom along the creek. White violets in full bloom. Creek high, carrying a few mallards.

National Weather Service
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834
Last Update on May 22, 9:53 am CDT
'Overcast'
64 °F
(18 °C)
Humidity: 81 %
Wind Speed: E 15 MPH
Barometer: 29.49" (998.3 mb)
Dewpoint: 58 °F (14 °C)
Visibility: 10.00 mi.

May 20, 2011

Friday, May 20, 2011

Drizzle, still. Three grebes diving near the south shore. Two geese near the nest with three eggs on the island in the southwest inlet. A few mallards. Blackbirds calling from the northern marsh. Creek high.

National Weather Service
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834
Last Update on May 20, 10:53 am CDT
' Light Rain'
64 °F
(18 °C)
Humidity: 75 %
Wind Speed: E 14 MPH
Barometer: 29.99" (1015.5 mb)
Dewpoint: 56 °F (13 °C)
Visibility: 6.00 mi.

May 13, 2011

Friday, May 13, 2011

Rough gray sky, a bit of sunlight on the water. Breeze form the northwest; coots paddling just a few feet off the southern shore. Two geese near southwest inlet; eggs still on nest. Mallards. Crows loud from the trees in the marsh north of the lake. Single sailboat near the northeast. Grove of large cherry trees next to rose garden beginning to bud. Water high in the lake.

National Weather Service
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834
Last Update on May 13, 5:53 pm CDT
'Overcast'
55 °F
(13 °C)
Humidity: 64 %
Wind Speed: N 14 MPH
Barometer: 29.95" (1014.5 mb)
Dewpoint: 43 °F (6 °C)
Wind Chill: 51 °F (11 °C)
Visibility: 10.00 mi.

May 11, 2011

Hazy, increasingly sunny after some rain. Still at first, then light breeze from northwest. Horned grebe off the south shore; a dozen coots farther west. Few pedestrians at first. Three large eggs still on large nest on island off the southwest inlet. A few mallards about. Robin on the grass. Sound of peepers from the northern marsh louder than the red-winged blackbirds. Two pairs of turtles sunning on two logs off the western shore. Groups of runners on the path. A dozen children fishing with short rods at the southeast beach.

National Weather Service
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834
Last Update on May 11, 3:53 pm CDT
' Light Rain'
74 °F
(23 °C)
Humidity: 69 %
Wind Speed: NW 5 MPH
Barometer: 29.78" (1008.1 mb)
Dewpoint: 63 °F (17 °C)
Visibility: 8.00 mi.

May 10, 2011

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Sunny, hazy, breeze from the southeast; a few people at both beaches. Loon off the southeast shore. A dozen coots off the south shore. Two geese around the southwest inlet. Two turtles sunning on a log off the west shore.

National Weather Service
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834
Last Update on May 10, 3:53 pm CDT
Partly Cloudy
84 °F
(29 °C)
Humidity: 59 %
Wind Speed: SE 14 MPH
Barometer: 29.56" (1000.6 mb)
Dewpoint: 68 °F (20 °C)
Heat Index: 87 °F (31 °C)

May 8, 2011

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Sun just showing through cloud cover after rain. Breeze from the east; lake relatively high. One sailboat on the water. Good stand of Dutchman's breeches in the southern bank. Long line of buffleheads or hooded mergansers off the southern shore. Two geese around the southwest inlet. Nest on island there shows three large eggs. A few mallards. Crow in a tree along the western shore. Red-winged blackbirds calling loud from the northern marsh; one or two in the brush along the shore. Cherry bushes in bloom along the western shore. Large stands of large-flowered bellwort and Dutchman's breeches in the western bank. Loon off the western shore. White and violet violets in bloom along the creek; more cherry bushes in bloom

National Weather Service
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834
Last Update on May 8, 4:53 pm CDT
'Overcast'
60 °F
(16 °C)
Humidity: 60 %
Wind Speed: SE 16 MPH
Barometer: 29.85" (1010.9 mb)
Dewpoint: 46 °F (8 °C)
Visibility: 10.00 mi.

May 7, 2011

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Thickening cloud cover; light breeze from the southeast. Pod of coots near the south shore; a few mallards. Two geese on the peninsula next to the southwest inlet. A dozen and a half sailboats now anchored to buoys near the western shore. Children fishing near the band shell. A few red-winged blackbirds scrambling and calling in the brush on the north shore. A few coots to the northeast.

National Weather Service
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834
Last Update on May 7, 4:53 pm CDT
'Mostly Cloudy'
71 °F
(22 °C)
Humidity: 38 %
Wind Speed: E 13 MPH
Barometer: 29.81" (1009.2 mb)
Dewpoint: 44 °F (7 °C)
Visibility: 10.00 mi.

May 4, 2011

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Sunny; thin overcast encroaching from the west; good breeze from the south. Two geese on the peninsula next to the southwest inlet; a few mallards nearby. Black-and-white warbler in a tree on the west shore. Several gulls on the northern plastic dock. A few dozen coots near the northeast shore. A few warblers in the brush along the western shore. Purple and white violets beginning to bloom along the creek.

National Weather Service
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834
Last Update on May 4, 5:53 pm CDT
'Mostly Cloudy and Breezy'
65 °F
(18 °C)
Humidity: 22 %
Wind Speed: SE 22 G 26 MPH
Barometer: 30.17" (1022.0 mb)
Dewpoint: 25 °F (-4 °C)
Visibility: 10.00 mi.

May 1, 2011

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Gray sky, cool breeze from the west. Two horned grebes and some coots near the southwest inlet; two geese on one of the islands there. Robins and crows in the trees along the western shore. Coots still plentiful along the northeast shore.

National Weather Service
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834
Last Update on May 1, 2:53 pm CDT
'Overcast'
39 °F
(4 °C)
Humidity: 53 %
Wind Speed: W 18 G 24 MPH
Barometer: 29.95" (1014.8 mb)
Dewpoint: 23 °F (-5 °C)
Wind Chill: 30 °F (-1 °C)
Visibility: 10.00 mi.