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August 31, 2013

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Five mallards resting along the shore of the creek; white snakeroot conspicuous in bloom. High overcast thickening from the west, obscuring the sun. One sailboat on the water, a couple of canoes. Southeast beach and path moderately busy. Loon off the southern shore, just within the smooth lee of the breeze. Fishermen on the southwest dock; scores of mallards around the inlet. Fisherman fly-casting off the southern shore. Yellow hawkweed going to seed; white asters coming into bloom; crowned beggar-ticks in yellow bloom; white snakeroot abundant.

National Weather Service
Partly Cloudy
87°F
31°C
Humidity50%
Wind SpeedSW 9 mph
Barometer 29.77 in (1007.5 mb)
Dewpoint 66°F (19°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index 89°F (32°C)
Last Update on 31 Aug 5:53 pm CDT
Current conditions at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (KMSP)
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834ft.

August 30, 2013

Friday, August 30, 2013

Blue sky, sun, high scattered flat cumulus clouds; breeze from the northeast. White sails and white gulls on the water; canoes, kayaks, paddle boards. Beaches busy, diving float crowded. Blue milfoil harvester at anchor. Purple asters in the northeast marsh.

National Weather Service
A Few Clouds
82°F
28°C
Humidity 55%
Wind Speed N 13 G 17 mph
Barometer 29.92 in (1012.4 mb)
Dewpoint 64°F (18°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index 84°F (29°C)
Last Update on 30 Aug 2:53 pm CDT
*** Not a current observation ***
Current conditions at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (KMSP)
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834ft.

August 29, 2013

Thursday, August 29, 2013

High clouds, some sunlight and blue sky. Creek low and slow. Some joggers on the dusty paths, which are lined with dried leaves and littered with acorns. A few sailboats. Few people at the beaches. Bright goldenrod.

National Weather Service
Partly Cloudy
91°F
33°C
Humidity 45%
Wind SpeedS 13 G 22 mph
Barometer 29.87 in (1010.7 mb)
Dewpoin 67°F (19°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index 94°F (34°C)
Last Update on 29 Aug 5:53 pm CDT
Current conditions at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (KMSP)
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834ft.

August 26, 2013

Monday, August 26, 2013

Blue sky fringed with high clouds; breeze from the south. Two sailboats and a fishing boat on the water; paths and beaches moderately busy. Swimmer far off the southern shore; two loons yet farther out. Southwest fishing dock empty; many mallards around the inlet islands. Leaves browning in the brush.

National Weather Service
Partly Cloudy
95°F
35°C
Humidity 51%
Wind Speed S 10 G 20 mph
Barometer 29.87 in (1010.6 mb)
Dewpoint 74°F (23°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index 106°F (41°C)
Last Update on 26 Aug 5:53 pm CDT
Current conditions at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (KMSP)
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834ft.

August 25, 2013

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Blue sky, haze; wind from south raising white caps. Paths and beaches busy. More than a dozen sailboats off the northern shore; several canoes. Great blue heron stalking along the southern shore. Large patches of goldenrod; ripe milkweed pod.

National Weather Service
A Few Clouds
90°F
32°C
Humidity 54%
Wind Speed S 16 G 22 mph
Barometer 29.99 in (1014.7 mb)
Dewpoint 71°F (22°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index 96°F (36°C)
Last Update on 25 Aug 11:53 am CDT
Current conditions at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (KMSP)
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834ft.

August 24, 2013

Saturday, August 24, 2013

High, thin clouds; filtered sunlight; strong breeze from the southeast. Dozens of mallards crossing the path off the southern shore. Paths and beaches busy; a few sailboats, canoes, and paddle boats. Fishermen on the wooden dock and on the shore.

National Weather Service
Mostly Cloudy and Breezy
88°F
31°C
Humidity 54%
Wind Speed S 22 G 29 mph
Barometer 29.97 in (1014.2 mb)
Dewpoint 69°F (21°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index 93°F (34°C)
Last Update on 24 Aug 5:53 pm CDT
Current conditions at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (KMSP)
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834ft.

August 23, 2013

Friday, August 22, 2013

Creek running but subsiding. Blue sky, a few high clouds; fair breeze from the southeast. Paths and beaches busy. A few sailboats and canoes on the water; mallards clustered around the southwest inlet.

National Weather Service
A Few Clouds
86°F
30°C
Humidity 46%
Wind Speed S 10 mph
Barometer 30.07 in (1017.7 mb)
Dewpoint 63°F (17°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index 87°F (31°C)
Last Update on 23 Aug 3:53 pm CDT
Current conditions at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (KMSP)
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834ft.

August 21, 2013

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

High, thin overcast; haze. Lake solid magenta after sunset. Slight breeze from the northwest. Boat on the water with three white lights on each side. Small band belting out "Hey, Good Lookin'" at the band shell to small but appreciative crowd; long run of "Telstar" to close. Residual calls of cicadas, peepers, and crickets loud along the shore.

National Weather Service
Overcast
81°F
27°C
Humidity 79%
Wind Speed SW 3 mph
Barometer 29.98 in (1014.5 mb)
Dewpoint 74°F (23°C)
Visibility 8.00 mi
Heat Index 86°F (30°C)
Last Update on 21 Aug 8:53 pm CDT
Current conditions at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (KMSP)
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834ft.

August 20, 2013

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Creek running lower; ragweed along the bank. Patchy gray sky, light breeze from the south. Scattered sailboats and fishing boats. Loon idling off the southern shore; mallards standing at rest on rocks around the southwest inlet.

National Weather Service
Mostly Cloudy
88°F
31°C
Humidity 57%
Wind Speed S 7 mph
Barometer 29.87 in (1010.8 mb)
Dewpoint 71°F (22°C)
Visibility 9.00 mi
Heat Index 94°F (34°C)
Last Update on 20 Aug 5:53 pm CDT
Current conditions at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (KMSP)
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834ft.

August 19, 2013

Foot-long fish with rust-colored fins swimming downstream in the creek, caught by the sun. High, thin clouds, haze. A few sailboats on the lake. Yellow daisies along the eastern shore. Large stand of ragweed in the northeast marsh.

National Weather Service
A Few Clouds
87°F
31°C
Humidity 50%
Wind Speed SW 13 G 22 mph
Barometer 29.91 in (1012.4 mb)
Dewpoint 66°F (19°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index 89°F (32°C)
Last Update on 19 Aug 5:53 pm CDT
Current conditions at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (KMSP)
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834ft.

August 18, 2013

Sunday, August 18, 2013

(Late afternoon.) Increasing cloud cover, breeze from the south. Swimmer far off the southern shore; loon closer in, slowly approached by a sailboat. Many other sailboats on the water; miscellaneous flotilla of kayaks, canoes, and paddle boats off the northern shore. Beaches and paths busy.

August 17, 2013

Saturday, August 17, 2003

Creek running smoothly. Blue sky, a few clouds, breeze building from the south. Mallards and a loon off the southern shore (and mallards around the rest of the shore). Sailboats, paddle boards, and a red canoe on the water. Paths busy, both beaches active.

August 15, 2013

Wednesday, August 15, 2013

Creek running lower. Blue-gray sky, thickening cumulus clouds. Seven sailboats at the northern shore, also a paddle board; three kayaks at the southern. Both beaches busy. Yellow hawkweed going to seed on the southern shore, bright show of purple loosestrife overhanging the water; goldenrod beginning to bloom.

August 6, 2013

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Sun shining through mixed cloud cover; breeze from the southwest. Kayak off the southern shore. Mallards. Fishermen. Many joggers and pedestrians.

National Weather Service
Partly Cloudy
85°F
29°C
Humidity 50%
Wind Speed W 16 G 22 mph
Barometer 29.72 in (1005.9 mb)
Dewpoin t64°F (18°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index 86°F (30°C)
Last Update on 6 Aug 5:53 pm CDT
Current conditions at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (KMSP)
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834ft.

August 5, 2013

Monday, August 5, 2013

Creek broad and flat but flowing. Sun and blue sky dispersing cloud cover. A green, a blue, and a yellow kayak and a canoe off the southern shore; half a dozen sails of the northern shore. Few people at the beaches; more on the paths; a few fishermen on the dock and shore.

National Weather Service
73°F
23°C
Humidity 76%
Wind Speed Vrbl 3 mph
Barometer 29.85 in (1010.7 mb)
Dewpoint 65°F (18°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last Update on 5 Aug 2:53 pm CDT
Current conditions at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (KMSP)
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834ft.

August 4, 2013

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Sunlight, blue sky, large patches of cloud. Light breeze from the southwest. Creek smooth and clear, darker in the pool. Several sails on the lake, a fishing boat, two kayaks.

National Weather Service
Mostly Cloudy
74°F
23°C
Humidity 45%
Wind Speed S 7 mph
Barometer 30.12 in (1019.7 mb)
Dewpoint 51°F (11°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last Update on 4 Aug 5:53 pm CDT
Current conditions at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (KMSP)
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834ft.

August 2, 2013

Friday, August 2, 2013

Varied overcast, breeze from the northwest. Mallards abounding. A few sails and a kayak on the water. A few fishermen on the dock and on shore.

National Weather Service
77°F
25°C
Humidity 39%
Wind Speed NW 10 mph
Barometer 29.96 in (1014.2 mb)
Dewpoint 50°F (10°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index 78°F (26°C)
Last Update on 2 Aug 3:53 pm CDT
Current conditions at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (KMSP)
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834ft