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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
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.