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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
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.