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Friday, April 26, 2013

Creek coursing along. Cooler by the lake, still mostly covered with crystallized ice. Blue sky, virtually cloudless. A couple of mergansers off the southern shore; several buffleheads; a few pied-billed grebes. Goose on the small island off the southwest inlet; another goose standing near the shore nearby. Grackles scratching in the brush. Hundreds of gulls on and along the large melted pool in the middle of the lake. A half dozen mergansers with a few mallards off the western shore. Golden muskrat swimming and diving off the shore. Saucer-sized patches of bright green algae floating near the band shell. A few people on the northern beach, one wading with detection equipment. Several more mergansers. Paths very busy with walkers, joggers, dogs, bicycles.

National Weather Service
Humidity 27%
Wind Speed NW 10 G 16 mph
Barometer 30.05 in (1017.5 mb)
Dewpoint 36°F (2°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last Update on 26 Apr 5:53 pm CDT
Current conditions at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (KMSP)
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834ft.