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December 26, 2012

Wednesday, December 26, 2012.

Clear sky, amber sunlight. Southeast inlet frozen over; ambiguous patches of water or ice far out on the lake, perhaps a few mallards there (no binoculars at hand). A few fishing tents here and there; a solitary skater.

National Weather Service
MINNEAPOLIS MN
Fair
18°F
-8°C
Humidity 54%
Wind Speed NE 7 mph
Barometer 30.26 in (1026.7 mb)
Dewpoint 4°F (-16°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill 9°F (-13°C)
Last Update on 26 Dec 3:53 pm CST
Current conditions at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (KMSP)
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834ft.

December 24, 2012

Monday, December 24, 2012

Clear, sunny, cold; lake whitened with fresh snow. Water reduced at southwest inlet to a few square yards, carrying fourteen mallards. Several large islands of water far out in the lake empty save for one, carrying more than a hundred mallards and a score of coots. One fishing tent on the ice; the ice booming repeatedly.

National Weather Service
MINNEAPOLIS MN
Fair
16°F
-9°C
Humidity5 4%
Wind Speed NW 13 mph
Barometer 30.11 in (1021.2 mb)
Dewpoint 2°F (-17°C)
Visibility10.00 mi
Wind Chil l2°F (-17°C)
Last Update on 24 Dec 3:53 pm CST
Current conditions at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (KMSP)
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834ft.

December 22, 2012

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Clear sky, pink sunlight. Half of the lake covered in snow, most of the rest covered in reflective ice. Hundreds of mallards on the ice near the southwestern inlet, scores on the small patch of water there. Hundreds of mergansers on and around the large remaining patch of water far off the western shore. Dogs and pedestrians on the ice off the northern shore; one fishing tent, and two fishermen on the ice in the open. Pileated woodpecker at work on a small tree off the western shore.

National Weather Service
MINNEAPOLIS MN
Fair
28°F
-2°C
Humidity 58%
Wind Speed Calm
Barometer 29.97 in (1016.2 mb)
Dewpoint 15°F (-9°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last Update on 22 Dec 3:53 pm CST
Current conditions at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (KMSP)
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834ft.

December 19, 2012

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Sunlight through thin clouds. Lake more than half white with snow, the rest open. Hundreds of mallards mostly perched along the margin of the ice near the southern shore, a few in the water. Hundreds of mergansers milling around in the water off the western shore.

National Weather Service
MINNEAPOLIS MN
Mostly Cloudy
28°F
-2°C
Humidity 88%
Wind Speed S 5 mph
Barometer 29.98 in (1016.4 mb)
Dewpoint 25°F (-4°C)
Visibility 7.00 mi
Wind Chill 22°F (-6°C)
Last Update on 19 Dec 11:53 am CST
Current conditions at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (KMSP)
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834ft.

December 8, 2012

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Thickening overcast obscuring the sun; light breeze from the southeast. Patches of snow and ice on the paths; many pedestrians. Mallards near the southeast shore; thin ice shelf reaching out along the southern shore; scores of coots farther out.

National Weather Service
MINNEAPOLIS MN
Overcast
32°F
0°C
Humidity 79%
Wind Speed SE 3 mph
Barometer 30.02 in (1017.6 mb)
Dewpoint 26°F (-3°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last Update on 8 Dec 2:53 pm CST
Current conditions at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (KMSP)
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834ft.

December 7, 2012

Friday, December 7, 2012

Gray sky, gray lake, hardly a breeze. Vestigial ice patch off the southeast shore. Scores of mallards and coots mingled along the southern shore. Very thin ice shelf extending from a cove at the western shore. Few people about. Pair of mallards flying across the lake from northeast to southwest, just two or three feet over the water.

National Weather Service
MINNEAPOLIS MN
Overcast
31°F
-1°C
Humidity 67%
Wind Speed Vrbl 5 mph
Barometer 30.04 in (1018.4 mb)
Dewpoint 21°F (-6°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill 26°F (-3°C)
Last Update on 7 Dec 11:53 am CST
Current conditions at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (KMSP)
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834ft.

December 6, 2012

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Fading large patches of cloud; bright sun, warm as reflected off the lake; breeze from the northwest. Ice shelf off the southeast shore leaking water in pulses from below. Scores of mallards paddling along the southern shore and resting on the exposed sandy shore; scores of coots in an intersecting cluster; three geese sailing north off the western shore. Encounters include a photographer's inquiry after the elf tree and a warning of a fox ahead (not seen)--while listening to Sketches by Boz (LibriVox), sketches of another time, another place.

National Weather Service
MINNEAPOLIS MN
Mostly Cloudy
44°F
7°C
Humidity 65%
Wind Speed W 14 mph
Barometer 29.82 in (1010.3 mb)
Dewpoint 33°F (1°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill 37°F (3°C)
Last Update on 6 Dec 9:53 am CST
Current conditions at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (KMSP)
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834ft.