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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
Mostly Cloudy
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.