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November 29, 2013

Saturday, November 29, 2013

Creek flowing slowly, fringed with ice. Some sun shining through the overcast. Thin stretch of water across the center of the frozen lake. Patch of water at the southwest inlet occupied by half a dozen mallards, another on the ice. A few mallards and gulls farther out; a bald eagle on the ice near the center of the lake.

National Weather Service
Mostly Cloudy
31°F
-1°C
Humidity 54%
Wind Speed S 14 mph
Barometer 30.33 in (1028.5 mb)
Dewpoint 16°F (-9°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill 21°F (-6°C)
Last Update on 29 Nov 1:53 pm CST
Current conditions at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (KMSP)
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834ft.

November 28, 2013

Thursday, November 29, 2013

Creek shores laced with ice; two dozen mallards paddling on the water. Blue sky streaked with white; breeze from the northwest. Thin ice shelf widening from the western shore of the lake.

National Weather Service
Mostly Cloudy26°F
-3°C
Humidity 51%
Wind Speed NW 14 mph
Barometer 30.34 in (1028.9 mb)
Dewpoint 10°F (-12°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill 14°F (-10°C)
Last Update on 28 Nov 2:53 pm CST
Current conditions at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (KMSP)
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834ft.

November 25, 2013

Monday, November 25, 2013

Darkening gray sky. Creek edged with ice. Large swathes of ice along the southern shore. Three gray fishing boats on the water. Dozens of coots off the southern shore; hundreds of mallards, many standing on the ice edge.

National Weather Service
Overcast
38°F
3°C
Humidity 52%
Wind Speed W 18 G 29 mph
Barometer 30.01 in (1017.1 mb)
Dewpoint 22°F (-6°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill28°F (-2°C)
Last Update on 25 Nov 4:53 pm CST
Current conditions at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (KMSP)
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834ft.

November 24, 2013

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Darkening after sunset, faint colors in the southwestern sky. Broad, rough shelf of ice along the western shore. Five dozen geese slowly proceed south in a straight line along the edge of the ice, then turn back into a ragged cluster.

National Weather Service
Partly Cloudy
28°F
-2°C
Humidity 53%
Wind Speed S 14 G 21 mph
Barometer 30.13 in (1021.8 mb)
Dewpoint 13°F (-11°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill 17°F (-8°C)
Last Update on 24 Nov 5:53 pm CST
Current conditions at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (KMSP)
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834ft.

November 18, 2013

Monday, November 18, 2013

Creek running slowly, high. Bright blue sky and blue lake; breeze from the west. Mallards along the southern shore, coots off the southwestern shore; half a dozen bright gulls moving in the middle of the dark blue lake. Muskrat trails a long V on the still water near the band shell.

National Weather Service
A Few Clouds
35°F
2°C
Humidity 52%
Wind Speed NW 10 mph
Barometer 30.18 in (1022.9 mb)
Dewpoint 19°F (-7°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill 27°F (-3°C)
Last Update on 18 Nov 3:53 pm CST
Current conditions at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (KMSP)
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834ft.

November 17, 2013

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Creek full and still. Breeze from the northwest. Most mallards off the water, on the road and lawns. A few dozen coots near the southwestern shore. Geese in large, broken V flying south, high over the lake; a few gulls in the distance.

National Weather Service
Minneapolis, Crystal Airport
Lat: 45.08°N Lon: 93.38°W Elev: 869
Last Update on Nov 17, 3:53 pm CST
Mostly Cloudy and Breezy
42 °F (6 °C)
Humidity: 68 %
Wind Speed: W 23 G 30 MPH
Barometer: 29.51" (999.8 mb)
Dewpoint: 32 °F (0 °C)
Wind Chill: 32 °F (0 °C)
Visibility: 10.00 mi.

November 11, 2013

Monday, November 11, 2013

Creek still pooled high. Sunny, few clouds; fair breeze from the west, raising whitecaps. Mallards and coots near the southwest inlet. Branches hanging in the water coated with ice. Milkweed pulled by the breeze along the northern shore. Gulls on the water and in the air far out.

National Weather Service
A Few Clouds
26°F
-3°C
Humidity 46%
Wind Speed NW 13 G 21 mph
Barometer 30.51 in (1034.5 mb)
Dewpoint 8°F (-13°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill 15°F (-9°C)
Last Update on 11 Nov 3:53 pm CST
Current conditions at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (KMSP)
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834ft.

November 10, 2013

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Creek pooled full. Gray cloud cover relieved by pink afterglow. Light breeze from the south. Scores of mallards and at least one diving coot off the southern and western shores. Kayak on the water.

Overcast
40°F
4°C
Humidity 65%
Wind Speed S 6 mph
Barometer 30.16 in (1022.2 mb)
Dewpoint 29°F (-2°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill 36°F (2°C)
Last Update on 10 Nov 5:53 pm CST
Current conditions at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (KMSP)
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834ft.

November 9, 2013

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Rough overcast, breeze from the west, just raising whitecaps. No watercraft in view, nor birds on the rough water along the western shore. Paths moderately busy.

National Weather Service
Overcast
41°F
5°C
Humidity 62%
Wind Speed W 17 G 26 mph
Barometer 29.98 in (1015.8 mb)
Dewpoint 29°F (-2°C)
Visibility 9.00 mi
Wind Chill 33°F (1°C)
Last Update on 9 Nov 2:53 pm CST
Current conditions at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (KMSP)
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834ft.

November 8, 2013

Friday, November 8, 2013

Creek low, drifting with fallen leaves. Mosaic of yellow, orange, brown, green, white leaves on the paths. Light breeze from the southeast, some bright light in the gray cloud cover. Grebe off the southern shore; coots and mallards around the southwest inlet. Northern plastic dock anchored close to the shore.

National Weather Service
Light Rain
38°F
3°C
Humidity 68%
Wind Speed SE 15 mph
Barometer 29.96 in (1015.3 mb)
Dewpoint 28°F (-2°C)
Visibility 9.00 mi
Wind Chill 29°F (-2°C)
Last Update on 8 Nov 11:53 am CST
Current conditions at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (KMSP)
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834ft.

November 3, 2013

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Stretch of the creek paved with leaves. Thickening overcast; breeze from the southeast raising whitecaps. Pairs of grebes off the southern shore and eastern shore. Loon off the southern shore; two others farther out. Bright orange kayak. Bald eagle over the southwest shore; gull flying over the southwest inlet. Warblers in the brush; call of a woodpecker. Milkweed on the northern shore clinging to seeds in the wind.

National Weather Service
Overcast and Breezy
52°F
11°C
Humidity 45%
Wind Speed SE 24 G 37 mph
Barometer 29.90 in (1013.0 mb)
Dewpoint 31°F (-1°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill 46°F (8°C)
Last Update on 3 Nov 3:53 pm CST
Current conditions at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (KMSP)
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834ft.

November 1, 2013

Friday, November 1, 2013

Creek drifting along. Broken overcast, some sun; breeze from the west. Mallards around the southwest inlet. Wooden fishing dock at anchor some distance off shore. Color in the trees; slight haze.

National Weather Service
Mostly Cloudy
49°F
9°C
Humidity 59%
Wind Speed W 12 mph
Barometer 29.66 in (1004.7 mb)
Dewpoint 35°F (2°C)
Visibility 9.00 mi
Wind Chill 44°F (7°C)
Last Update on 1 Nov 3:53 pm CDT
Current conditions at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (KMSP)
Lat: 44.89 Lon: -93.22 Elev: 834ft.