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July 31, 2013

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Blue sky at twilight, hardly a cloud. Light breeze from the west. Ten sails along the north shore. Mallards everywhere, a few gulls. Small crowd and soft rock at the band shell. Paths busy.

National Weather Service.
A Few Clouds
72°F
22°C
Humidity 48%
Wind Speed W 6 mph
Barometer 30.00 in (1015.5 mb)
Dewpoint 51°F (11°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last Update on 31 Jul 8:53 pm CDT
Current conditions at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (KMSP)
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834ft.

July 30, 2013

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

(Earlier today, shortly after noon.) Creek running smoothly, carrying two mallards on the pool near the bridge, a half dozen sizable carp below. Loon idling off the southern shore. Four sailboats on the water; beaches empty. Single butterfly on milkweed blossoms in northeast marsh. (Not so) giant chickweed blooming off the southeast shore.

National Weather Service
Overcast
72°F
22°C
Humidity 76%
Wind Speed N 6 mph
Barometer 30.08 in (1018.3 mb)
Dewpoint 64°F (18°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last Update on 30 Jul 5:53 pm CDT
Current conditions at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (KMSP)
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834ft.

July 29, 2013

Monday, July 29, 2013

Creek running smoothly. Blue sky behind patchwork of flat cumulus clouds, light breeze from the south. Sailboat tacking from the north to the south; loon idling off the southern shore; paddle board in the middle of the lake. Paths and beaches moderately busy. Fishermen at several points along the shore; artist at an easel.

National Weather Service
Mostly Cloudy
77°F
25°C
Humidity 42%
Wind Speed S 10 mph
Barometer 30.09 in (1018.6 mb)
Dewpoint 52°F (11°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index 78°F (26°C)
Last Update on 29 Jul 4:53 pm CDT
Current conditions at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (KMSP)
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834ft.

July 28, 2013

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Several large carp idling in the creek pool next to the bridge, spilled from the lake; fisherman there an hour later. Blue sky, cumulus clouds, light breeze from the north. Paths very busy, beaches less so. Dozens of craft on the water--sailboats, canoes, paddle boards. Large stands of white sweet clover in blossom, some yellow sweet clover. Yellow cone flowers along the western shore.

National Weather Service
Mostly Cloudy
73°F
23°C
Humidity 44%
Wind Speed NW 7 mph
Barometer 29.99 in (1015.3 mb)
Dewpoint 50°F (10°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last Update on 28 Jul 4:53 pm CDT
Current conditions at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (KMSP)
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834ft.

July 27, 2013

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Gray sky, fit of light rain, slight breeze. Beaches and docks empty. Mallards gathered for hand-outs near the band shell. Large wedding party leaving the rose garden on bikes, two of them festooned as flamingos..

National Weather Service
Overcast
62°F
17°C
Humidity 65%
Wind Speed NW 6 mph
Barometer 29.97 in (1014.8 mb)
Dewpoint 50°F (10°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last Update on 27 Jul 4:53 pm CDT
Current conditions at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (KMSP)
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834ft.

July 25, 2013

Thursday, July 25. 2013

Creek declining. High, thickening overcast, shadowing the sun. Half a dozen sails and two paddle boats on the water. Fishermen at the dock and on the western shore. Paths busy, beaches not so much. A few bees among the monarda in the northeast marsh. Bindweed flowering white with faint pink panels on the blossoms. Purple nightshade also in bloom.

National Weather Service
Mostly Cloudy
78°F
26°C
Humidity 64%
Wind Speed SW 8 mph
Baromete r29.96 in (1014.2 mb)
Dewpoin t65°F (18°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index 80°F (27°C)
Last Update on 25 Jul 10:53 am CDT
Current conditions at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (KMSP)
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834ft.

July 24, 2013

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Lake surface full of clouds; light breeze from the southwest; nine sails on the water. Mallards along the southern shore, one fisherman at the dock, one dragonfly in the brush.

National Weather Service
Partly Cloudy
74°F
23°C
Humidity 52%
Wind Speed W 8 mph
Barometer 30.03 in (1016.7 mb)
Dewpoint 55°F (13°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last Update on 24 Jul 2:53 pm CDT
Current conditions at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (KMSP)
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834ft.

July 21, 2013

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Sunny, blue sky, clouds to the north, breeze from the east. Paths and beaches busy. Fishermen wading. Several sailboats on the water; red kayak and yellow; paddle boards. Dragonflies along the shore. Large stand of purple monarda flowering in the northeast marsh; one bee in evidence.

National Weather Service
79°F
26°C
Humidity 67%
Wind Speed E 10 mph
Barometer 29.87 in (1011.2 mb)
Dewpoint 67°F (19°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index 81°F (27°C)
Last Update on 21 Jul 2:53 pm CDT
Current conditions at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (KMSP)
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834ft.

July 19, 2013

Friday, July 19, 2013

Creek and lake still high. Blue sky, cumulus clouds, brisk breeze from the northwest. Four sailboats on the water. More than half a dozen waders fishing off the southern shore. Paths and beach busy. Occasional dragonflies.

National Weather Service
Partly Cloudy
83°F
28°C
Humidity 44%
Wind SpeedNW 15 G 22 mph
Barometer 29.86 in (1010.5 mb)
Dewpoint 59°F (15°C)
Visibility10.00 mi
Heat Index83°F (28°C)
Last Update on 19 Jul 2:53 pm CDT
Current conditions at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (KMSP)
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834ft.

July 18, 2013

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Water still pouring from the lake into the creek. Blue sky, a few thin cumulus clouds, more at the horizon; breeze from the southwest. Southeast beach busy, paths moderately busy. Kayak and two sailboats on the water. Fisherman casting off the southern shore. Mallards about. Solitary loon riding steady against the breeze. Large dragonflies circling patches of milfoil. Campanula ranunculoides still in abundant bloom.

National Weather Service
Partly Cloudy
94°F
34°C
Humidity 43%
Wind Speed S 16 G 30 mph
Barometer 29.83 in (1009.3 mb)
Dewpoint 68°F (20°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index 99°F (37°C)
Last Update on 18 Jul 5:53 pm CDT
Current conditions at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (KMSP)
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834ft.
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July 15, 2013

Monday, July 15, 2013

Creek almost full, moving slowly. High, thin clouds; some sun. A few sailboats, a fishing boat, a fisherman wading off the southern shore; more fishermen on the southwest dock. Mallards about. Paths fairly busy with walkers and joggers; some people at both beaches. One monarch butterfly basking on a vine near the milkweed in the northeast marsh.

National Weather Service
Partly Cloudy
87°F
31°C
Humidity 46%
Wind Speed S 9 mph
Barometer 30.18 in (1021.6 mb)
Dewpoint 64°F (18°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index 88°F (31°C)
Last Update on 15 Jul 5:53 pm CDT
Current conditions at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (KMSP)
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834ft.

July 14, 2013

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Water rushing from the lake to the creek, still high. Thin clouds at dusk blurring the crescent moon. Faint breeze from the north. Fishing boat and kayak on the lake; two fishermen wading off the southwest inlet; two swimmers off the southeast beach. Mallards abundant; one with half a dozen small ducklings clustered close behind. Storm debris still littering the margin in places. Large elm tree south of the band shell and marked for removal. Frogs sounding from the northern marsh.

National Weather Service
Mostly Cloudy
80°F
27°C
Humidity 64%
Wind Speed SE 5 mph
Barometer 30.15 in (1020.6 mb)
Dewpoint 67°F (19°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index 82°F (28°C)
Last Update on 14 Jul 8:53 pm CDT
Current conditions at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (KMSP)
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834ft.

July 13, 2013

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Creek high after rain; lake high. Breeze from the southeast; slight patches of blue in the gray sky; one sailboat on the water. A few fishermen, one wading, several seated on the shore, more on the southwest dock. Mallard and six ducklings off the eastern shore. Large stands of milkweed coming into bloom. No butterflies.

National Weather Service
Mostly Cloudy
77°F
25°C
Humidity 64%
Wind Speed SE 9 mph
Barometer 30.03 in (1016.7 mb)
Dewpoint 64°F (18°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index 79°F (26°C)
Last Update on 13 Jul 5:53 pm CDT
Current conditions at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (KMSP)
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834ft.

July 12, 2013

Friday, July 12, 2013

Creek high but still. Few clouds; breeze from the south just raising whitecaps. Two sailboats on the water; beaches busy. Carpets of milfoil. Large, flowering stands of campanula; milkweed coming into bloom; daylilies; bright orange butterfly weed. Mallard and ducklings amid the milfoil off the western shore.

July 7, 2013

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Sunny, overcast thickening. Breeze from the south. Beaches and paths fairly busy; a few anglers at the southwest dock. Mallards near the shore; scattered canoes, paddle boats, kayaks, sail boats farther out. Milfoil mats spreading and thickening. Tree still down across the western path.

National Weather Service
Mostly Cloudy
90°F
32°C
Humidity 47%
Wind Speed SW 5 mph
Barometer 29.83 in (1009.4 mb)
Dewpoint 67°F (19°C)
Visibility 9.00 mi
Heat Index 93°F (34°C)
Last Update on 7 Jul 4:53 pm CDT
Current conditions at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (KMSP)
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834ft.

July 4, 2013

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Sunny, high haze, some clouds; breeze from the south. Paths and beaches very busy; several sailboats and canoes on the water. Conspicuous carpets of milfoil and algae along the shores. Milkweed beginning to bud.

National Weather Service
Partly Cloudy
88°F
31°C
Humidity 30%
Wind Speed S 13 G 22 mph
Barometer 29.90 in (1011.9 mb)
Dewpoint 53°F (12°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index 86°F (30°C)
Last Update on 4 Jul 2:53 pm CDT
Current conditions at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (KMSP)
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834ft.

July 2, 2013

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Sunny; light breeze from the north; a few sailboats and canoes on the water. Mallards. Paths and beaches busy. Milfoil and algae carpeting the eastern and western shores.

National Weather Service
Partly Cloudy
83°F
28°C
Humidity 37%
Wind Speed N 8 mph
Barometer 30.09 in (1018.6 mb)
Dewpoint 54°F (12°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index 82°F (28°C)
Last Update on 2 Jul 3:53 pm CDT
Current conditions at
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (KMSP)
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834ft.