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June 30, 2013

Sunday, July 30, 2013

Creek running well and high. A few cumulus clouds against a hazy blue sky; breeze from the north. Lake full, floating several sailboats and a few canoes. Mallards around the shores. Beaches and paths very busy. Large tree down across the path along the western shore; another trunk shifted aside. Wide swath of milfoil and algae floating off the western shore.

Partly Cloudy
81°F
27°C
Humidity 35%
Wind Speed N 14 mph
Barometer 30.08 in (1018.3 mb)
Dewpoint 51°F (11°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index 80°F (27°C)
Last Update on 30 Jun 5:53 pm CDT
Current conditions at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (KMSP)
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834ft.

June 18, 2013

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Creek running well. Blue sky, cumulus clouds, light breeze from the east. Eight ducklings attracting attention as they follow their mother single file across the path along the southern shore, and into the water. Several sailboats moving slowly, one fishing boat. Beaches active. Fishermen at the southwest dock, mallards around the small islands there. Northeast marsh bright with white and yellow blossoms high off the ground.

National Weather Service
Partly Cloudy
74°F
23°C
Humidity 56%
Wind Speed E 8 mph
Barometer 30.04 in (1017.1 mb)
Dewpoint 57°F (14°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last Update on 18 Jun 4:53 pm CDT
Current conditions at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (KMSP)
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834ft.

June 17, 2013

Monday, June 17, 2013

Creek running well. Mixed clouds and sunlight, breeze from the north. Great blue heron standing off the southern shore, mallards nearby. Fishing dock busy; beaches busy. Canoe and fishing boat on the water. Muskrat swimming along the western shore. Family of mallards farther north, including eight small ducklings.

National Weather Service
Partly Cloudy
77°F
25°C
Humidity 47%
Wind Speed NE 12 mph
Barometer 29.93 in (1013.0 mb)
Dewpoint 55°F (13°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index 79°F (26°C)
Last Update on 17 Jun 4:53 pm CDT
Current conditions at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (KMSP)
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834ft.

June 16, 2013

Sunday, June 16, 2013

White poplar seeds drifted along the path along the creek. Sky darkening to the west. A dozen sailboats on the water, several kayaks. Both beaches busy; paths busy. Red-wing blackbirds darting across the path. Great blue heron standing still in the milfoil off the southern shore. Fishermen at the southwest dock. Mallard with five ducklings off the western shore. Crowd at the band shell.

National Weather Service
Mostly Cloudy
85°F
29°C
Humidity 27%
Wind Speed NW 15 G 23 mph
Barometer 29.89 in (1011.7 mb)
Dewpoint 47°F (8°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index 83°F (28°C)
Last Update on 16 Jun 3:53 pm CDT
*** Not a current observation ***
Current conditions at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (KMSP)
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834ft.

June 15, 2013

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Shades of gray turning to rain. More than a dozen sailboats drifting on the water. Immature loon diving off the southern shore. Fishermen on the southwest dock. People taking refuge in picnic area. Grackles, red-wing blackbirds. Fisherman in boat. Purple flags at the western outlet. Violets along the creek; mallard family with six small ducklings.

National Weather Service
Thunderstorm Light Rain Fog/Mist
68°F
20°C
Humidity 87%
Wind Speed NW 10 mph
Barometer 29.92 in (1012.8 mb)
Dewpoint 64°F (18°C)
Visibility 4.00 mi
Last Update on 15 Jun 3:53 pm CDT
Current conditions at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (KMSP)
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834ft.

June 10, 2013

Monday, June 10, 2013

Variable haze of poplar seeds, just beginning to accumulate on the creek, ground, and lake. Slight breeze from the south; large patches of cumulus clouds. A few mallards along the edge of the lake, including half a dozen substantial ducklings near the band shell. Various tall wildflowers blooming in the northeast marsh. Large sheet of milfoil and algae floating off the western shore: mesotrophic for sure. Paths busy.

National Weather Service
Partly Cloudy
73°F
23°C
Humidity 64%
Wind Speed Calm
Barometer 29.83 in (1009.9 mb)
Dewpoint 60°F (16°C)
Visibility10.00 mi
Last Update on 10 Jun 4:53 pm CDT
Current conditions at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (KMSP)
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834ft.

June 7, 2013

Friday, June 7, 2013

Virginia waterleaf and other plants blooming along the creek. Gray sky, lake all but still, reflecting. A few mallards along the southern shore; a gray heron alights there and stands in the shallows. Red-wing blackbirds in the brush. One swimmer off the northern shore; a fisherman standing closer to shore.

National Weather Service
Overcast
64°F
18°C
Humidity 63%
Wind Speed Vrbl 3 mph
Barometer 29.99 in (1015.4 mb)
Dewpoint 51°F (11°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last Update on 7 Jun 3:53 pm CDT
Current conditions at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (KMSP)
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834ft.