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May 22, 2013

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Persistent drizzle; breeze from the north. A few mallards on the creek; a few more at the southwest inlet; red-winged blackbirds calling out from the brush. Scores of coots bobbing off the southwestern shore, several swallows flying overhead. Elsewhere a robin, a yellow-rumped warbler, a pair of grackles, a brilliant cardinal. Few people on the paths.

National Weather Service
MINNEAPOLIS MN
Light Rain
53°F
12°C
Humidity 86%
Wind Speed N 14 mph
Barometer 29.78 in (1008.6 mb)
Dewpoint 49°F (9°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill 49°F (9°C)
Last Update on 22 May 1:53 pm CDT
Current conditions at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (KMSP)
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834ft.

May 20, 2013

Monday, May 20, 2013

Creek broad after recent rain; six male mallards parading in a line. Rough cloud cover bringing rain, some sun and blue sky; not many people on the paths. Large turtle sunning on a rock off the southwest inlet. Crow in a tree. A couple of dozen sailboats riding at anchor in the southern breeze. Peepers loud from the marsh north of the lake. Three pied-bill grebes diving off the western shore. Pair of wood ducks on the creek.

National Weather Service
MINNEAPOLIS MN
Light Rain
68°F
20°C
Humidity 78%
Wind SpeedS W 12 mph
Barometer 29.56 in (1000.6 mb)
Dewpoint 61°F (16°C)
Visibility 8.00 mi
Last Update on 20 May 2:53 pm CDT
Current conditions at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (KMSP)
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834ft.

May 18, 2013

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Creek running fairly high after recent rain. Some sunlight through high clouds; breeze from the south. Solitary mallard on a rock off the southwest inlet; blackbirds calling from the brush. Scores of coots diffusely spread out over a large swatch of water off the western shore, bobbing in the breeze. Two geese standing on the western embankment. Marsh on northeastern shore full to overflowing, loud with bird calls. Paths there busy; circling motorcycles louder than the landing planes.

National Weather Service
IS MN
Mostly Cloudy
81°F
27°C
Humidity 53%
Wind Speed S 12 mph
Baromete 29.85 in (1010.4 mb)
Dewpoint 62°F (17°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index 82°F (28°C)
Last Update on 18 May 5:53 pm CDT
Current conditions at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (KMSP)
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834ft.

May 13, 2013

Monday, May 13, 2013

Creek somewhat murky. Blue sky, sun; high, thin clouds. Breeze from the southeast just raising white caps. A few mallards along the southern shore; blackbirds in the brush. Scores of coots and many shovelers riding the waves off the western shore. Pair of geese on the water, another pair trimming the grass nearby.

National Weather Service
NNEAPOLIS MN
Mostly Cloudy
70°F
21°C
Humidity 31%
Wind Speed S 18 G 28 mph
Barometer 29.82 in (1009.9 mb)
Dewpoint 38°F (3°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last Update on 13 May 4:53 pm CDT
Current conditions at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (KMSP)
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834ft.

May 11, 2013

Saturday, May 11, 2013

A pair of mallards on the creek. Flat cumulus clouds tiled across the sky, breaking the sunlight; good breeze from the northwest raising whitecaps on the lake. A few mallards along the southern shore; blackbirds calling from the brush at the southwest inlet. Two geese lee-side of the western shore; scores of coots and almost a dozen shovelers farther out. A few people on the paths. Eight sailboats at anchor. Yellow-rumped warblers in the brush along the northern shore; four horned grebes dotting the shoreline.

National Weather Service
APOLIS MN
Mostly Cloudy and Breezy
51°F
11°C
Humidity 31%
Wind Speed N 22 G 32 mph
Barometer 30.11 in (1019.9 mb)
Dewpoint 21°F (-6°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill 45°F (7°C)
Last Update on 11 May 2:53 pm CDT
Current conditions at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (KMSP)
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834ft.

May 10, 2013

Friday, May 10, 2013

Creekside more green than brown; a few mallards on the water. Sun, blue sky; light breeze from the west, bringing high, thin clouds. A few mallards off the southern shore; a few fishermen on the southwest dock; blackbirds calling from the brush. Many coots drifting in the lee of the breeze; two shovelers; one immature loon. Woodpecker sounding on a riddled tree. Two geese grazing on the lawn at the western shore. Concession open near the band shell; dispersed wedding party being photographed. One sailboat riding on a raft at anchor. Milfoil harvester anchored off the northern dock.

National Weather Service
LIS MN
A Few Clouds
66°F
19°C
Humidity 18%
Wind Speed Calm
Barometer 29.97 in (1015.0 mb)
Dewpoint 21°F (-6°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last Update on 10 May 4:53 pm CDT
Current conditions at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (KMSP)
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834ft.

May 5, 2013

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Scillas blooming in large swathes along the creek. Sunny, blue sky, few clouds. Many horned grebes and mergansers near the southern shore. Loons farther out. Several black-headed gulls. Goose swimming beyond the small island in the southwest inlet. Cardinals in the brush; a few yellow-rumped warblers. Coots off the western shore;prolonged calling from loons on the lake. Paths very busy.

National Weather Service
NNEAPOLIS MN
Partly Cloudy
64°F
18°C
Humidity 50%
Wind Speed N 7 mph
Barometer 30.09 in (1019.4 mb)
Dewpoint 45°F (7°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last Update on 5 May 3:53 pm CDT
Current conditions at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (KMSP)
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834ft.

May 4, 2013

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Creekside greening up. Some blue sky showing over the lake. Great blue heron flying north along the western shore. Scores of horned grebes off the southern shore, scattered mergansers also. Three people paddling a green canoe. Dozens of yellow-rumped warblers on the ground and in the brush; a couple of yellow warblers. Goose on the small island off the southwest inlet, another goose resting on the shore. Scores of coots. More horned grebes and mergansers off the western shore. Two loons off the northern shore. More warblers along the western shore.

National Weather Service
NEAPOLIS MN
Overcast
48°F
9°C
Humidity 74%
Wind Speed N 12 mph
Barometer 30.13 in (1021.0 mb)
Dewpoint 40°F (4°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill 43°F (6°C)
Last Update on 4 May 4:53 pm CDT
Current conditions at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (KMSP)
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834ft.