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May 31, 2012

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Thinning cumulus deck, increasing sunlight; light breeze from the north. Fishermen on the docks; two sailboats and a kayak on the water. Two geese and seven goslings on the grass along the western shore. Mallard with nine ducklings on the water near the band shell; another mallard with three ducklings beyond the docks; another with nine ducklings farther on. Lake high, creek running well.

National Weather Service
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834
Last Update on May 31, 5:53 pm CDT
Partly Cloudy
64 °F
(18 °C)
Humidity: 34 %
Wind Speed: NE 3 G 16 MPH
Barometer: 29.99" (1015.8 mb)
Dewpoint: 35 °F (2 °C)
Visibility: 10.00 mi.

May 29, 2012

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Rough clouds, some blue sky and sun; breeze from the west. Fisherman at the southwest dock; mallard with nine ducklings nearby. Two geese and eight large goslings on the grass next to the western shore. Painter at his easel. Creek running high.

National Weather Service
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834
Last Update on May 29, 4:53 pm CDT
Mostly Cloudy
62 °F
(17 °C)
Humidity: 56 %
Wind Speed: W 13 MPH
Barometer: 29.85" (1010.7 mb)
Dewpoint: 46 °F (8 °C)
Visibility: 10.00 mi.

May 28, 2012

Monday, May 28, 2012

Sunny, blue sky, large cumulus high in the wind; breeze from southwest. Beach and paths busy; three or four sailboats and a kayak on the water. Creek running high.

National Weather Service
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834
Last Update on May 28, 4:53 pm CDT
Partly Cloudy
78 °F
(26 °C)
Humidity: 47 %
Wind Speed: SW 10 G 23 MPH
Barometer: 29.63" (1002.9 mb)
Dewpoint: 56 °F (13 °C)
Heat Index: 79 °F (26 °C)
Visibility: 10.00 mi.

May 27, 2012

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Sunny with high clouds, breeze from the south. Mallard on the flowing creek. Southeast beach busy. Three sailboats on the lake. Muskrat resting on a small branch in the water off the eastern shore; stand of Canada anemone in bloom nearby. Blue flags still blooming. Northeast holding pond almost full; frogs calling. Lush green lawn north of the rose garden.

National Weather Service
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834
Last Update on May 27, 5:53 pm CDT
Mostly Cloudy
90 °F
(32 °C)
Humidity: 47 %
Wind Speed: S 8 MPH
Barometer: 29.63" (1002.6 mb)
Dewpoint: 67 °F (19 °C)
Heat Index: 93 °F (34 °C)
Visibility: 10.00 mi.

May 26, 2012

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Low clouds, drizzle continuing after rain; light breeze from the southeast. Lake high. Fishermen on the docks, joggers on the paths. Mallards near the shores; blackbirds in the brush near the water on the western shore; goslings huddled on the grass, two geese standing by. Creek running briskly.

National Weather Service
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834
Last Update on May 26, 5:53 pm CDT
Light Rain
63 °F
(17 °C)
Humidity: 90 %
Wind Speed: NE 6 MPH
Barometer: 29.97" (1014.8 mb)
Dewpoint: 60 °F (16 °C)
Visibility: 10.00 mi.

May 22, 2012

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Mostly sunny; breeze from the southeast raising white caps. Two sailboats and a kayak on the water; people at both beaches. Mallard and nine ducklings clustered together just off the south shore; a golden retriever in the water but at a distance. Two geese and seven large goslings trimming the grass along the western shore. Numerous caterpillars.

National Weather Service
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834
Last Update on May 22, 3:53 pm CDT
Partly Cloudy
84 °F
(29 °C)
Humidity: 25 %
Wind Speed: S 18 G 26 MPH
Barometer: 29.75" (1007.0 mb)
Dewpoint: 44 °F (7 °C)
Heat Index: 82 °F (28 °C)
Visibility: 10.00 mi.

May 21, 2012

Monday, May 21, 2012

Sunny, with clouds encroaching from the west; light breeze from the southeast. Paths and beaches busy. Three sailboats on the water, one fishing boat, one canoe. Mallards and ducklings (in groups of five and four) near the southeast inlet. Fishermen on the docks. Southwest High School Marching Band performing at band shell; swallows in the air.

National Weather Service
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834
Last Update on May 21, 7:53 pm CDT
A Few Clouds
71 °F
(22 °C)
Humidity: 29 %
Wind Speed: SE 7 MPH
Barometer: 30.11" (1019.4 mb)
Dewpoint: 37 °F (3 °C)
Visibility: 10.00 mi.

May 20, 2012

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Rough cloud cover thinning towards the west; breeze from the northwest raising a few white caps; increasing patches of sunlight. A few fishermen on the shore and on the water. Mallards near the southwest inlet. Duck and five ducklings skirting the north shore; great blue heron also flying there, west to east. Red wing blackbirds calling loud. Yellow and white flowers in the northeast marsh; stands of blue flag on either side of the outlook on the eastern shore; other purple flowers, and yellow.

National Weather Service
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834
Last Update on May 20, 3:53 pm CDT
Overcast
59 °F
(15 °C)
Humidity: 60 %
Wind Speed: N 18 G 25 MPH
Barometer: 30.09" (1019.1 mb)
Dewpoint: 45 °F (7 °C)
Visibility: 10.00 mi.

May 19, 2012

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Light drizzle after storm, light breeze from the east; lightning far in the east. A few mallards along the southern shore; loon diving off the western shore. Two geese and seven goslings on the grass above the shore. Peepers loud from the marsh north of the lake.

National Weather Service
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834
Last Update on May 19, 7:53 pm CDT
Thunderstorm Rain
68 °F
(20 °C)
Humidity: 87 %
Wind Speed: Calm
Barometer: 29.82" (1009.4 mb)
Dewpoint: 64 °F (18 °C)
Visibility: 2.00 mi.

May 18, 2012

Friday, May 18, 2012

Sunny, a few clouds; breeze from the south. Southeast beach busy. Fishing boat on the lake. A few mallards along the southern shore; robins on the ground; caterpillars. Black butterfly with lower wings edged with yellow dots. Mallard on the creek, paddling upstream.

National Weather Service
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834
Last Update on May 18, 3:53 pm CDT
Partly Cloudy
92 °F
(33 °C)
Humidity: 22 %
Wind Speed: S 15 G 29 MPH
Barometer: 29.73" (1006.0 mb)
Dewpoint: 48 °F (9 °C)
Heat Index: 89 °F (32 °C)
Visibility: 10.00 mi

May 15, 2012

Tuesday, May 25, 2012

Sunny, blue sky, hardly a cloud; good breeze from the northwest, raising a few white caps on the water. Few people on the paths or beaches. Blackbirds loud in the trees and bushes along the southwest shore; several robins on the ground. Two geese resting on the grass on the western shore; seven goslings grazing close by. Oil painter at his easel. Rain pond at northeast shore drying out. Creek running well.

Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834
Last Update on May 15, 2:53 pm CDT
Fair
73 °F
(23 °C)
Humidity: 28 %
Wind Speed: NW 20 G 25 MPH
Barometer: 29.95" (1013.7 mb)
Dewpoint: 38 °F (3 °C)
Visibility: 10.00 mi.

May 14, 2012

Monday, May 14, 2012

Sunny, few clouds; breeze from the southwest. Paths moderately busy; a few people at both beaches. Fishing from both docks. Mallards here and there; blackbirds loud in the brush along the southwest shore. Goose and seven goslings trimming the grass next to the western shore, watched by another goose. Caterpillars here and there on the ground.

National Weather Service

Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834
Last Update on May 14, 4:53 pm CDT
Partly Cloudy
85 °F
(29 °C)
Humidity: 19 %
Wind Speed: W 9 G 18 MPH
Barometer: 29.88" (1011.5 mb)
Dewpoint: 38 °F (3 °C)
Heat Index: 82 °F (28 °C)
Visibility: 10.00 mi.

May 13, 2012

Sunday, May 13, 2010

Sunny; scattered high thin clouds; light breeze from the southwest. Creek running high, flecked with white poplar seeds. Paths very busy; people at both beaches. More than a dozen sailboats on the water; a kayak. Several cell phones snapping pictures of the two geese and goslings on the grass on the western shore. Artist finger-painting a sketch of the lake. Long line at the concession stand. Water low in the holding pond at the northeast shore; several Red-spotted Purple butterflies in the air. Caterpillars on the path.

National Weather Service
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834
Last Update on May 13, 3:53 pm CDT
Mostly Cloudy
73 °F
(23 °C)
Humidity: 19 %
Wind Speed: SW 12 MPH
Barometer: 30.13" (1020.3 mb)
Dewpoint: 29 °F (-2 °C)
Visibility: 10.00 mi.

May 12, 2012

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Sunny, blue sky; thin clouds at the southeast horizon. Paths busy, people playing at both beaches, fishermen on the shore and the docks, one wading. Four sailboats under sail, one canoe. Caterpillars on the paths; blackbirds loud in the trees. Large wedding party next to the water near the band stand. Monarch butterfly in the northeast marsh.

National Weather Service
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834
Last Update on May 12, 4:53 pm CDT
Fair
69 °F
(21 °C)
Humidity: 22 %
Wind Speed: W 14 G 17 MPH
Barometer: 30.28" (1025.4 mb)
Dewpoint: 28 °F (-2 °C)
Visibility: 10.00 mi.

May 10, 2012

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Cloudless; light breeze from the south. A few mallards about; sunfish close to southern shore. Fishermen on the southwest dock. Two geese attending goslings on ledge on western shore. Small yellow butterflies. Green algae on top of floating ropes of milfoil in curving line off northeastern shore, two mallards nearby. Turtle sunning on bent tree trunk in water on eastern shore, two mallards nearby. Caterpillar leaving path. Creek running smoothly.

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
Fair
71 °F
(22 °C)
Humidity: 32 %
Wind Speed: S 9 G 18 MPH
Barometer: 29.86" (1011.3 mb)
Dewpoint: 40 °F (4 °C)
Visibility: 10.00 mi

May 8, 2012

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Rough cloud cover, strong breeze from the northwest abating; scattered showers. A few mallards around the southwest inlet; two kayakers heading east. Robin and red wing blackbird on the ground. A couple of fishermen. Eight goslings heading west in a close, straight line along the northern shore, led and followed by two geese. Three coots near the western shore. Honeysuckle bush blooming pink and yellow. Pronounced rumble and whistle of a freight train carried on the wind from the west. Creek high; Virginia water leaf blooming along the shore.

National Weather Service
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834
Last Update on May 8, 3:53 pm CDT
Mostly Cloudy
55 °F
(13 °C)
Humidity: 67 %
Wind Speed: NW 17 G 25 MPH
Barometer: 29.88" (1011.8 mb)
Dewpoint: 44 °F (7 °C)
Wind Chill: 51 °F (11 °C)
Visibility: 10.00 mi.

May 6, 2012

Sunday, May 6, 2012.

Rough overcast, brightening from the southwest; breeze from the north. Canoe crossing the lake. A few mallards near the south shore and the southwest inlet. Two geese guard eight small goslings nibbling the grass between the path and the northwest shore. A few fishermen on the shore. Ten sailboats at anchor; one sailboat under sail. Red wing blackbirds calling out from the marsh on the northeast shore. Creek running high, carrying several mallards.

National Weather Service
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834
Last Update on May 6, 3:53 pm CDT
Overcast
63 °F
(17 °C)
Humidity: 76 %
Wind Speed: N 8 MPH
Barometer: 29.97" (1014.8 mb)
Dewpoint: 55 °F (13 °C)
Visibility: 10.00 mi

May 2, 2012

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Clear sky, bright sun, hardly a breeze; the lake a mirror. Half a dozen buffleheads diving close to the southern shore. Mallards resting on and paddling near the small island off the southwest inlet; a fisherman on the dock; a blackbird's yellow and red brightly lit by the sun. Marsh pond at the northeast shore full; a few diving grebes off the shore there. Pan fish in the algae close to the western shore. Pair of geese paddling south close to shore. Small yellow butterflies fluttering along the path. Creek running briskly.

National Weather Service
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834
Last Update on May 2, 11:53 am CDT
A Few Clouds
71 °F
(22 °C)
Humidity: 63 %
Wind Speed: SE 5 MPH
Barometer: 29.75" (1007.2 mb)
Dewpoint: 58 °F (14 °C)
Visibility: 10.00 mi.