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April 28, 2012

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Overcast, chilly breeze from the southeast. One horned grebe and a pair of wood ducks off the southern shore. Large carp on the southern bank. Goose nesting on the island near the southwest inlet, other goose in the water nearby; several mallards. Crow lighting on a tree branch next to the western shore. Fisherman near the deserted concession stand. Large rafts of coots, pied-bill grebes, and horned grebes off the eastern shore; also a northern shoveler. Loon alone off the southeastern shore. Creek running smoothly.

National Weather Service
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834
Last Update on Apr 28, 4:53 pm CDT
Overcast
43 °F
(6 °C)
Humidity: 76 %
Wind Speed: E 13 MPH
Barometer: 30.14" (1021.2 mb)
Dewpoint: 36 °F (2 °C)
Wind Chill: 36 °F (2 °C)
Visibility: 10.00 mi.

April 27, 2012

Friday, April 28, 2012

A few horned grebes spaced off the southern shore, great blue heron flying high overhead. Goose nesting on the island in the southwest inlet; a few mallards on the water. Buoys anchored off the northwest shore. A few horned grebes off the northern shore. Pod of horned grebes and pied-bill grebes off the northwest shore; larger pod of coots, with a few northern shovelers, buffleheads, and horned grebes, off the southeast shore. Mallard on the creek.

National Weather Service
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834
Last Update on Apr 27, 5:53 pm CDT
Overcast
54 °F
(12 °C)
Humidity: 30 %
Wind Speed: E 20 G 24 MPH
Barometer: 30.03" (1017.3 mb)
Dewpoint: 23 °F (-5 °C)
Wind Chill: 49 °F (9 °C)
Visibility: 10.00 mi.

April 22, 2012

Sunday, April 12, 2012

Overcast, light breeze from the north. A few mallards and horned grebes off the southern shore. Goose nesting on small island off southwest inlet; other goose standing in water nearby; muskrat swimming by. Yellow-rumped warblers and white-throated sparrows flying by; red-wing blackbirds calling out. A few horned grebes off the western shore; loon some distance out from the northern shore; also some pied-bill grebes. More horned and pied-bill grebes mixed with northern shovelers and coots--hundreds altogether--off the western shore.

National Weather Service
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834
Last Update on Apr 22, 4:53 pm CDT
Overcast
54 °F
(12 °C)
Humidity: 51 %
Wind Speed: N 8 MPH
Barometer: 30.20" (1023.2 mb)
Dewpoint: 36 °F (2 °C)
Wind Chill: 52 °F (11 °C)
Visibility: 10.00 mi.

April 21, 2012

Friday, April 21, 2012

Gray sky, chilly breeze from southeast after rain. Few people on the paths; no one at Bread and Pickle. A few mallards near the south shore; a half dozen horned grebes farther out; a dozen buffleheads. Fluffed-up goose on nest on small island at southwest inlet; other goose in water nearby; two mourning doves at the water's edge. More horned grebes off the north shore. Dozens of northern shovelers mixed with dozens of pied-bill and horned grebes off the eastern shore, more than a hundred coots farther to the south, all in the lee of the wind. Creek running, though still low; one mallard on it.

National weather service
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834
Last Update on Apr 21, 5:53 pm CDT
Overcast
45 °F
(7 °C)
Humidity: 80 %
Wind Speed: SE 14 MPH
Barometer: 29.91" (1013.5 mb)
Dewpoint: 39 °F (4 °C)
Wind Chill: 39 °F (4 °C)
Visibility: 10.00 mi

April 14, 2012

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Overcast with clouds below; treeline a more definite green. A few mallards along the south shore. Goose nesting on the southwest island. Scores of coots spread out off the western shore. Paths very busy; food concession open and busy next to the band shell. Fruit trees beginning to bloom next to the rose garden. More coots off the northeast shore; scores of pied-bill grebes near the middle of the lake; pairs of horned grebes diving closer to the western shore.

National Weather Service
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834
Last Update on Apr 14, 3:53 pm CDT
Overcast
72 °F
(22 °C)
Humidity: 27 %
Wind Speed: SW 8 MPH
Barometer: 29.72" (1006.4 mb)
Dewpoint: 36 °F (2 °C)
Visibility: 10.00 mi.

April 13, 2012

Friday, April 13, 2012

Lowering clouds bringing gusty rain from the southeast. Dozens of mergansers off the southwest shore; some mallards and a goose along the southern shore; more mallards around the southwest inlet; goose nesting on island there; fisherman on the dock. Dozens of coots off the western shore. Creek running, but low.

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
Fog/Mist and Breezy
49 °F
(9 °C)
Humidity: 86 %
Wind Speed: SE 22 G 30 MPH
Barometer: 29.76" (1008.1 mb)
Dewpoint: 45 °F (7 °C)
Wind Chill: 42 °F (6 °C)
Visibility: 6.00 mi.

April 8, 2012

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Sun, blue sky, white clouds; good breeze from the west. All ponds on both sides of the path in the bird sanctuary dry, except the largest. A few calls from red wing blackbirds, and other birds. Lawn north of the rose garden emerald green.

National Weather Service
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834
Last Update on Apr 8, 4:53 pm CDT
A Few Clouds and Breezy
60 °F
(16 °C)
Humidity: 21 %
Wind Speed: W 21 G 31 MPH
Barometer: 30.06" (1018.4 mb)
Dewpoint: 20 °F (-7 °C)
Visibility: 10.00 mi.

April 7, 2012

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Clearing after rain; passing large raft of mackerel sky; wind building from the northwest. Three pied-bill grebes off the southern shore; two mergansers. Wooden dock back in place near southwestern inlet; two fishermen on it. Mallards about; goose on a nest on the small island, another goose standing in the water nearby. Two mergansers and a half dozen buffleheads diving near the western shore; dozens of coots farther to the north. Wooden and plastic docks back in place off the north shore. Creek running, though low.

National Weather Service
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834
Last Update on Apr 7, 3:53 pm CDT
Mostly Cloudy
52 °F
(11 °C)
Humidity: 80 %
Wind Speed: SW 7 MPH
Barometer: 30.04" (1017.5 mb)
Dewpoint: 46 °F (8 °C)
Wind Chill: 50 °F (10 °C)
Visibility: 10.00 mi.

April 1, 2012

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Sunny, blue sky; brisk breeze from the northeast. Mallards in pairs all around the lake. Easel painter near the southwest inlet. Two geese on the western shore, nibbling grass. Dozens of coots near the north shore. Turtle sunning on a log at the eastern shore. Dozens of mergansers and/or grebes diving far out. Paddle-boarder near the southwest shore. Paths busy: walkers, runners, dogs, carriages.

National Weather Service
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834
Last Update on Apr 1, 4:53 pm CDT
Fair
66 °F
(19 °C)
Humidity: 39 %
Wind Speed: E 17 G 25 MPH
Barometer: 29.59" (1002.1 mb)
Dewpoint: 40 °F (4 °C)
Visibility: 10.00 mi.