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November 24, 2012

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Gray all over, breeze from the southeast. Substantial sheet of ice building from the southeast shore only. Scores of geese visible along the southwest shore, hundreds of mallards visible and audible; coots, perhaps (indistinguishable in the dusk).

National Weather Service
MINNEAPOLIS MN
Overcast
29°F
-2°C
Humidity 49%
Wind Speed SE 9 mph
Barometer 29.90 in (1014.0 mb)
Dewpoint 12°F (-11°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill 21°F (-6°C)
Last Update on 24 Nov 4:53 pm CST
Current conditions at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (KMSP)
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834ft.

November 23, 2012

Saturday, November 23, 2012

Gray sky, some blue and pink showing through; good breeze from the northwest. Large patches of snow on the dry creek bed. Sixteen mallards in the southwest inlet; many scores of mallards along the western shore, mixed with scores of geese, many of them feeding under the surface of the water, and fewer coots. Lone northern shoveler hen, also feeding; hundreds of gulls flocking over the center of the lake. Pink sunlight on the brown trees along the eastern rim.

National Weather Service
MINNEAPOLIS MN
Overcast
24°F
-4°C
Humidity 62%
Wind Speed NW 16 mph
Barometer 30.34 in (1028.7 mb)
Dewpoint 13°F (-11°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill 11°F (-12°C)
Last Update on 23 Nov 4:53 pm CST
Current conditions at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (KMSP)
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834ft.

November 17, 2012

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Overcast, breeze from southeast. Mallards, some displaying, along the southern shore and the near southwest. Scores of coots farther out off the southwest shore.

National Weather Service
MINNEAPOLIS MN
Mostly Cloudy
51°F
11°C
Humidity 56%
Wind Speed SE 12 mph
Barometer 30.22 in (1023.9 mb)
Dewpoint 36°F (2°C)
Visibility 9.00 mi
Wind Chill 47°F (8°C)
Last Update on 17 Nov 4:53 pm CST
Current conditions at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (KMSP)
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834ft.

November 16, 2012

Friday, November 16, 2012

Sunny, mostly blue sky; hardly a breeze. Icy puddles in the creek. Fishing boat on the lake. Skin of transparent ice close to the south shore; mallards nearby. Downy woodpecker at noisy work underneath a large tree branch. Painter at easel on sand bar at southwest inlet, a fixed umbrella giving shade. Scores of coots on the water; more than seventy geese in two clusters.

National Weather Service
MINNEAPOLIS MN
A Few Clouds
39°F
4°C
Humidity 45%
Wind Speed S 5 mph
Barometer 30.46 in (1032.5 mb)
Dewpoint1 9°F (-7°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill 35°F (2°C)
Last Update on 16 Nov 11:53 am CST
Current conditions at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (KMSP)
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834ft.

November 11, 2012

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Water standing in long stretches of the creek. Overcast; brisk breeze from the northwest. Fallen leaves blanket the exposed sand along the southwest shore; mallards standing, puffed up. Mallards, coots, grebes, and four loud geese near the western shore; a few gulls in the air. Few people on the paths.

MINNEAPOLIS MN
Overcast
28°F
-2°C
Humidity 72%
Wind Speed W 17 G 25 mph
Barometer 29.80 in (1010.1 mb)
Dewpoint 20°F (-7°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill 16°F (-9°C)
Last Update on 11 Nov 3:53 pm CST
Current conditions at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (KMSP)
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834ft.

November 6, 2012

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Overcast, occasional flashes of sunlight; little breeze. Paths damp. Mallards near the south shore; four geese. Coots along the western shore; four pied-bill grebes; additional pair of grebes. Long stretches of standing water in the creek bed.

National Weather Service
MINNEAPOLIS MN
Overcast
41°F
5°C
Humidity 76%
Wind Speed NW 13 G 22 mph
Barometer 29.80 in (1009.6 mb)
Dewpoint 34°F (1°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill 34°F (1°C)
Last Update on 6 Nov 10:53 am CSTCurrent conditions at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (KMSP)
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834ft.

November 4, 2012

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Gray sky, gray lake; slight breeze; one fishing boat. Nine geese and one grebe close to the southern shore. Mallards about; large group of coots off the western shore. Paths fairly busy. Planes landing.

National Weather Service
MINNEAPOLIS MN
Overcast
44°F
7°C
Humidity 65%
Wind Speed E 6 mph
Barometer 30.15 in (1021.6 mb)
Dewpoint 33°F (1°C)
Visibility 8.00 mi
Wind Chill 41°F (5°C)
Last Update on 4 Nov 3:53 pm CST
Current conditions at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (KMSP)
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834ft.

November 3, 2012

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Thin gray overcast, patches of salmon light shining through. Slight breeze. Fishing boat on the water. Mallards scattered along the southern shore and along the western shore; colony of coots close to the western shore, one solitary grebe; loon diving farther out. Large flock of gulls on the middle of the lake.

MINNEAPOLIS MN
Overcast
42°F
6°C
Humidity 55%
Wind Speed E 6 mph
Barometer 30.19 in (1023.1 mb)
Dewpoint 27°F (-3°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill 38°F (3°C)
Last Update on 3 Nov 5:53 pm CDT
Current conditions at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (KMSP)
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834ft.

November 2, 2012

Friday, November 2, 2012

Gray sky, gray lake, slight breeze. Two fishing boats on the water. Mallards busy along the southern shore. Wooden fishing dock at anchor off southwestern shore. More mallards and many coots along the western shore; one solitary grebe. Artist touching up new painting on easel showing band shell placed between blue sky and blue water. Fisherman reading a book. Not many people on the paths. Plastic dock removed and at anchor. Large loon close to the northern shore. Feathery milkweed still conspicuous.

National Weather Service
MINNEAPOLIS MN
Overcast
39°F
4°C
Humidity 55%
Wind Speed Vrbl 3 mph
Barometer 30.13 in (1021.3 mb)
Dewpoint 24°F (-4°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last Update on 2 Nov 2:53 pm CDT
Current conditions at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (KMSP)
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834ft.