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June 28, 2011

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Sunny, watery blue sky, slight breeze from the south. Paths and beaches busy. A few sailboats, fishing boats, and canoes. Mallards around the southeast inlet. Two kayakers startle a great blue heron from the island off the southwest inlet; it flies off to the north. Water somewhat murky in the sunlight. Ducks and ducklings near the band shell.

National Weather Service
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834
Last Update on Jun 28, 3:53 pm CDT
'A Few Clouds'
77 °F
(25 °C)
Humidity: 42 %
Wind Speed: Vrbl 5 MPH
Barometer: 30.05" (1017.3 mb)
Dewpoint: 52 °F (11 °C)
Heat Index: 78 °F (26 °C)
Visibility: 10.00 mi.

June 27, 2011

Monday, June 27, 2011

Clouds disappearing from the horizon at sunset; breeze from the north. One sailboat on the water, one fishing boat, one canoe. Paths moderately busy; a few people on the docks. Mallards around the southwest inlet; more mallards and ducklings near the north shore. Swallows over the water near the band shell.

National Weather Service
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834
Last Update on Jun 27, 8:53 pm CDT
'A Few Clouds'
67 °F
(19 °C)
Humidity: 57 %
Wind Speed: NW 13 G 17 MPH
Barometer: 29.92" (1012.9 mb)
Dewpoint: 51 °F (11 °C)
Visibility: 10.00 mi.

June 26, 2011

Sunday, June 26

Thickening cloud cover, slight breeze from the southeast, slight sprinkle of rain, quickly evaporating into the humid air. Paths, docks, and beaches busy. Eleven sailboats, two fishing boats, two kayaks. Mallards near the southwest inlet. First milkweed buds just starting to bloom on the north shore; cow parsley (?) in full bloom around the drainage marsh. Loon calling attention to itself near near the middle of the lake.

National Weather Service
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834
Last Update on Jun 26, 4:53 pm CDT
'Mostly Cloudy'
78 °F
(26 °C)
Humidity: 62 %
Wind Speed: SE 12 MPH
Barometer: 29.82" (1009.4 mb)
Dewpoint: 64 °F (18 °C)
Heat Index: 80 °F (27 °C)
Visibility: 10.00 mi.

June 25, 2011

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Partly cloudy at sunset; sunlight to shadow. Light breeze from the east. Paths fairly busy. Two fishing boats, fishing canoe, and sailboat on the water. Both fishing docks busy. Mallards around the southeast inlet. Peepers calling from the northeast marsh.

National Weather Service
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834
Last Update on Jun 25, 8:53 pm CDT
'Mostly Cloudy'
66 °F
(19 °C)
Humidity: 75 %
Wind Speed: E 10 MPH
Barometer: 29.91" (1012.7 mb)
Dewpoint: 58 °F (14 °C)
Visibility: 10.00 mi.

June 22, 2011

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Drizzle; light breeze from the northwest. Paths almost empty. Two fishermen on each dock; mallards around the southwest inlet. Horse-chestnut tree on north shore in full bloom.

National Weather Service
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834
Last Update on Jun 22, 8:53 pm CDT
Light Rain
55 °F
(13 °C)
Humidity: 90 %
Wind Speed: NW 12 MPH
Barometer: 29.61" (1002.5 mb)
Dewpoint: 52 °F (11 °C)
Wind Chill: 52 °F (11 °C)
Visibility: 10.00 mi.

June 21, 2011

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Scattered storm clouds at dusk; mostly overcast; light breeze from ENE. Not many people on the paths, a few on the fishing dock and at the north swimming beach and float. One canoe on the water, and one fishing boat. A few mallards. Peepers very loud from the northeast drainage marsh.

National Weather Service
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834
Last Update on Jun 21, 8:53 pm CDT
Thunderstorm
70 °F
(21 °C)
Humidity: 82 %
Wind Speed: E 13 MPH
Barometer: 29.47" (997.6 mb)
Dewpoint: 64 °F (18 °C)
Visibility: 10.00 mi.

June 20, 2011

Monday, June 20, 2011

Some blue in the overcast sky; light breeze from the northeast. Paths not very busy; a few people at both beaches; one sailboat on the lake; fishermen on the southwest dock. Dark brown butterfly resting on the boat launch; wings laced with blue and white dots along the lower edge. Mallards and three groups of ducklings, none very small. Cottonwood still in the air and on the ground.

National Weather Service
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834
Last Update on Jun 20, 3:53 pm CDT
Overcast
74 °F
(23 °C)
Humidity: 62 %
Wind Speed: NE 13 G 21 MPH
Barometer: 29.72" (1006.0 mb)
Dewpoint: 60 °F (16 °C)
Visibility: 10.00 mi.

June 19, 2011

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Clouds with some sun; light breeze from northeast. Paths busy; waders and swimmers at both beaches. Fishing boat on the water, a couple of sailboats, a couple of canoes. Great blue heron stalking around one of the islands at the southwest inlet; then flies off to the northeast. Fishermen on the dock. Robin next to the path. Crow harassing a bald eagle high over the north shore; eagle heads out over the the lake. Everything green and damp along the creek.

National Weather Service
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834
Last Update on Jun 19, 5:53 pm CDT
Mostly Cloudy
78 °F
(26 °C)
Humidity: 62 %
Wind Speed: Vrbl 3 MPH
Barometer: 29.75" (1007.0 mb)
Dewpoint: 64 °F (18 °C)
Heat Index: 80 °F (27 °C)
Visibility: 10.00 mi.

June 18, 2011

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Steady light rain; slight breeze from the south. One fishing boat being launched. A few swimmers standing in the water and on the floating dock. Damp crow and mallards next to the the shore. Peepers quiet. Creek full-to-overflowing.

National Weather Service
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834
Last Update on Jun 18, 2:53 pm CDT
' Rain Fog/Mist'
70 °F
(21 °C)
Humidity: 87 %
Wind Speed: SE 3 MPH
Barometer: 29.83" (1009.7 mb)
Dewpoint: 66 °F (19 °C)
Visibility: 3.00 mi.

June 17, 2011

Friday, June 17, 2011

Overcast, light breeze from the east. One anchored fishing boat with two fishermen; two sailboats on the water. Fishermen on the wooden pier. A few mallards lined up in the water along the northern swimming beach. Silent lightning on the southern horizon. Peepers loud from the marsh, very loud from the northeast drainage marsh just a few yards from the path--almost as loud as the planes.

National Weather Service
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834
Last Update on Jun 17, 5:53 pm CDT
Not a Current Observation
Overcast
81 °F
(27 °C)
Humidity: 58 %
Wind Speed: E 14 MPH
Barometer: 29.76" (1007.4 mb)
Dewpoint: 65 °F (18 °C)
Heat Index: 83 °F (28 °C)
Visibility: 10.00 mi.

June 16, 2011

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Almost cloudless at dusk, light breeze from the north. Fisherman wading off the south shore; fishermen on the dock. A few mallards about, some on the path. Peepers loud from the northern marsh and even louder from the northeast drainage pond.

National Weather Service
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834
Last Update on Jun 16, 8:53 pm CDT
Partly Cloudy
70 °F
(21 °C)
Humidity: 64 %
Wind Speed: NE 9 G 21 MPH
Barometer: 29.80" (1008.6 mb)
Dewpoint: 57 °F (14 °C)
Visibility: 10.00 mi.

June 15, 2011

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Sunny blue sky freighted with cumulus clouds, thick to the south. Breeze from the northwest. Water high. Fishermen on the dock; one fishing boat; one sailboat. Two larger caterpillars on the path, black-and-green and black-and-red. Expired sunfish floating on the surface near the band shell. Clouds advancing from the south and west, covering the sky; wind gaining in strength. A few whitecaps on the water. Peepers in the northeast drainage marsh calling louder than the wind. Only a sprinkle of rain.

National Weather Service
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834
Last Update on Jun 15, 3:53 pm CDT
Mostly Cloudy
73 °F
(23 °C)
Humidity: 55 %
Wind Speed: NW 12 MPH
Barometer: 29.65" (1003.5 mb)
Dewpoint: 56 °F (13 °C)
Visibility: 10.00 mi.

June 6, 2011

Monday, June 6, 2011

Hot, almost still, slight breeze from the southeast; blue sky leavened with thin sheets of cirrostratus. Three sailboats on the water; three kayaks; few people on the paths; both beaches busy. Fishing docks empty. Nineteen geese on and around the small island in the southwest inlet. Algae blooming in long stretches on the surfaced milfoil near the shore.

National Weather Service
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834
Last Update on Jun 6, 3:53 pm CDT
Partly Cloudy
93 °F
(34 °C)
Humidity: 36 %
Wind Speed: SE 7 MPH
Barometer: 29.74" (1006.2 mb)
Dewpoint: 62 °F (17 °C)
Heat Index: 94 °F (34 °C)
Visibility: 10.00 mi.

June 4, 2011

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Sky clear except for thin cloud cover at the south horizon; dry breeze from the northwest. Both beaches busy. Birds loud in the trees. Mallards around the southwest inlet; goose on the island there; fishermen on the wooden dock. Eight or nine sailboats on the water; one fishing boat.

National Weather Service
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834
Last Update on Jun 4, 5:53 pm CDT
A Few Clouds
82 °F
(28 °C)
Humidity: 28 %
Wind Speed: W 14 G 22 MPH
Barometer: 30.10" (1018.9 mb)
Dewpoint: 46 °F (8 °C)
Heat Index: 80 °F (27 °C)
Visibility: 10.00 mi.

June 3, 2011

Friday, June 3, 2011

Some bright patches in a leaden sky; a few drops falling. A half dozen white sailboats; one fishing boat. People at both beaches. A close-packed flotilla of geese not far from shore. Cottonwood cotton beginning to accumulate along the path. Fishermen on the wooden dock; mallards nearby. Two turtles on an exposed log on the western shore. Purple flags at the inlet there. Caterpillars more conspicuous along the western path. Creek still running well, from a full lake.

National Weather Service
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834
Last Update on Jun 3, 4:53 pm CDT
Overcast
88 °F
(31 °C)
Humidity: 55 %
Wind Speed: Calm
Barometer: 29.68" (1004.3 mb)
Dewpoint: 70 °F (21 °C)
Heat Index: 93 °F (34 °C)
Visibility: 10.00 mi.

June 2, 2011

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Thin clouds, good breeze from the southeast. Two mallards on the handrail of the wooden dock, facing the wind. More mallards around the southwest inlet. Starlings in brush and on the ground. Thin caterpillars on the path all around the lake, dropping from trees. Cottonwood beginning to appear on twigs on the ground along the creek. Abundant Virginia waterleaf nearing the end of its bloom.

National Weather Service
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834
Last Update on Jun 2, 3:53 pm CDT
'Mostly Cloudy and Breezy'
79 °F
(26 °C)
Humidity: 47 %
Wind Speed: SE 21 G 26 MPH
Barometer: 29.94" (1013.5 mb)
Dewpoint: 57 °F (14 °C)
Heat Index: 80 °F (27 °C)
Visibility: 10.00 mi.