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June 20, 2012

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Layers of gray clouds, breeze building from the west; beaches deserted. Close to the dock a mallard and five large ducklings; farther north a wood duck and seven small ducklings. A great blue heron poised on the embankment flies off at the approach of a jogger. Two geese and seven large goslings settled on the embankment; muskrat swimming close to the embankment near the band stand. White asters blooming among the milkweed blossoms; a few white mushrooms on the damp ground. Lone small duckling near the western shore; other ducks and ducklings farther out in the milfoil. Creek running smoothly, a mallard resting on a submerged sandbar.

National Weather Service
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834
Last Update on Jun 20, 4:53 pm CDT
Mostly Cloudy
71 °F
(22 °C)
Humidity: 84 %
Wind Speed: W 8 MPH
Barometer: 29.76" (1007.1 mb)
Dewpoint: 66 °F (19 °C)
Visibility: 10.00 mi.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

(Server down; delayed posting.) Gray sky in layers, breeze from the south. Swimmers at both beaches and on diving platform. Ducks and ducklings along the south shore; fishermen fishing from the shore. Fishing boat on the water; an anchored sailboat riding on its side. Distress call from lone duckling close to north shore; a cluster of mallards hunched down on the low short dock beyond earshot, being captured on a photographer's cell phone.

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
Mostly Cloudy
87 °F
(31 °C)
Humidity: 55 %
Wind Speed: S 16 G 25 MPH
Barometer: 29.62" (1002.4 mb)
Dewpoint: 69 °F (21 °C)
Heat Index: 91 °F (33 °C)
Visibility: 10.00 mi.

June 18, 2012

Monday, June 18, 2012

A few clouds on the horizon; calm; dusk turning dark. Swimmers at both beaches. Scent of honeysuckle and linden blossoms along the southern shore. Fishermen on the shore and on the dock; two fishing boats on the water. Ducks and ducklings. No fireflies.

National Weather Service
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834
Last Update on Jun 18, 9:53 pm CDT
A Few Clouds
82 °F
(28 °C)
Humidity: 46 %
Wind Speed: Vrbl 3 MPH
Barometer: 29.64" (1002.9 mb)
Dewpoint: 59 °F (15 °C)
Heat Index: 82 °F (28 °C)
Visibility: 10.00 mi.

June 17, 2012

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Diminishing drizzle, light breeze from the south. Beaches deserted, a few joggers on the paths. Mallards and ducklings around the small islands at the southwest; water high, almost up to the bottom of the fishing dock. Large stand of creeping bellflower in bloom; robin on the dirt path. Two geese and seven large goslings in the water behind the band shell, being fed popcorn. Abundant milkweed coming into aromatic bloom along the north shore. Duck and ducklings in the milfoil mat near the southeast shore. Creek running smoothly.

National Weather Service
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834
Last Update on Jun 17, 2:53 pm CDT
Light Rain
64 °F
(18 °C)
Humidity: 84 %
Wind Speed: S 12 MPH
Barometer: 29.76" (1007.7 mb)
Dewpoint: 59 °F (15 °C)
Visibility: 9.00 mi.

June 11, 2012

Monday, June 11, 2012

Thinning streets of cumulus clouds, breeze from the west. One sailboat on the water, ducks and ducklings. Geese and goslings on the western shore. Swallows near the band shell. Milfoil in the news. Few people at the beaches. Creek running well.

National Weather Service
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834
Last Update on Jun 11, 4:53 pm CDT
Partly Cloudy and Breezy
73 °F
(23 °C)
Humidity: 44 %
Wind Speed: W 22 G 29 MPH
Barometer: 29.84" (1010.2 mb)
Dewpoint: 50 °F (10 °C)
Visibility: 10.00 mi

June 10, 2012

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Gathering cumulus clouds, breeze from the south raising whitecaps. One sailboat and one kayak on the water, clusters of ducks and ducklings. Both beaches busy, though hemmed in by milfoil topped by algae. Lake still high, creek running well.

National Weather Service
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834
Last Update on Jun 10, 3:53 pm CDT
Partly Cloudy and Breezy
92 °F
(33 °C)
Humidity: 32 %
Wind Speed: S 22 G 32 MPH
Barometer: 29.64" (1003.1 mb)
Dewpoint: 58 °F (14 °C)
Heat Index: 91 °F (33 °C)
Visibility: 10.00 mi.

June 9, 2012

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Sunny, blue sky; breeze from the south. Southeast beach very busy. Two geese and seven large goslings trimming the grass on the south shore. School of skittish minnows in the sunlit shallows nearby. Small fishing craft in the middle distance; flotilla of white sails close to the north shore. Creek running well.

National Weather Service
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834
Last Update on Jun 9, 2:53 pm CDT
Fair
90 °F
(32 °C)
Humidity: 24 %
Wind Speed: S 15 G 23 MPH
Barometer: 29.69" (1004.7 mb)
Dewpoint: 49 °F (9 °C)
Heat Index: 87 °F (31 °C)
Visibility: 10.00 mi.

June 6, 2012

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Sunny, blue sky, cumulus clouds, breeze from the southeast. Beaches and swimming dock very busy. Two sailboats and two paddle boards on the water. Seven large goslings and two geese on farther side of the path on the western shore, all but one watchful goose nibbling the grass. Mallards on the water near the band shell; shadow of a swallow on the ground.

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
81 °F
(27 °C)
Humidity: 37 %
Wind Speed: SE 15 MPH
Barometer: 30.02" (1016.1 mb)
Dewpoint: 52 °F (11 °C)
Heat Index: 80 °F (27 °C)
Visibility: 10.00 mi.

June 5, 2012

Tuesday, May 5, 2012

Sunny, blue sky, drifting white cumulus clouds, light breeze from the northeast. Seven white sails near the north shore, seven large goslings and two geese on the grass at the south shore. Ducks and ducklings on the water; two kayaks and two fishing boats. Large green carpet of milfoil and algae offshore. Creek running well.

: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
A Few Clouds
79 °F
(26 °C)
Humidity: 38 %
Wind Speed: NE 8 MPH
Barometer: 29.95" (1013.9 mb)
Dewpoint: 51 °F (11 °C)
Heat Index: 79 °F (26 °C)
Visibility: 10.00 mi.

June 4, 2012

Monday, June 4, 2012

Scattered high, thin clouds; scattered high cumulus; light breeze from the west. One sailboat on the lake, a couple of fishing boats; fishermen on the southwest dock. Ducks and ducklings on the water and on the western shore; swallows; blackbirds calling; damselflies around the dock. Thickening milfoil-algae cover close to shore. Creek running well.

National Weather Service
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834
Last Update on Jun 4, 4:53 pm CDT
Partly Cloudy
83 °F
(28 °C)
Humidity: 36 %
Wind Speed: W 8 MPH
Barometer: 29.90" (1012.0 mb)
Dewpoint: 53 °F (12 °C)
Heat Index: 82 °F (28 °C)
Visibility: 10.00 mi.

June 3, 2012

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Gray sky, breeze from the south. Scattered sailboats, kayaks, and canoes on the water; also one flotilla of geese and goslngs and three of ducks and ducklings. Paths, beaches, and fishing docks busy. Creek not high but fast-moving, a nine-inch fish swimming with it.

June 2, 2012

Saturday, 2 June 2012

Sunny, blue sky, drifting cumulus clouds; breeze from the northwest. Paths and both beaches busy. Twenty-two sailboats on parade near the band shell. Two fishing boats on the water, other fishermen on the docks. Mallard and six ducklings near the southeast dock. Green carpet of algae on milfoil close to shore around most of the lake. Creek running well.

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
Partly Cloudy
75 °F
(24 °C)
Humidity: 28 %
Wind Speed: NW 10 G 22 MPH
Barometer: 29.75" (1007.3 mb)
Dewpoint: 40 °F (4 °C)
Visibility: 10.00 m