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April 27, 2014

Sunday, April 27, 2013

Gray sky turning to thunderstorm and rain. Pair of loons off the western shore, another off the south shore; immature loon off the northern shore. Hundreds of mergansers on the lake; scores of horned grebes off the southern shore; scores of coots around the northern docks; scores of pied-billed grebes off the northeast marsh. Marsh full and greening with plants. Creek banks greening; scillas blooming.

National Weather Service
Thunderstorm in Vicinity Light Rain and Windy
44°F
7°C
Humidity 76%
Wind Speed E 30 G 41 mph
Barometer 29.67 in (1005.3 mb)
Dewpoint 37°F (3°C)
Visibility 9.00 mi
Wind Chill 34°F (1°C)
Last Update on 27 Apr 4:53 pm CDT
Current conditions at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (KMSP)

April 26, 2014

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Thin overcast, breeze from the east. Mergansers in groups and pairs around the lake. A few grebes off the southern shore. Large muskrat swimming along the western shore. Scores of coots in the lee of boit docks on the north shore. Red-winged blackbird calling from the marsh.

National Weather Service
Overcast
52°F
11°C
Humidity 43%
Wind Speed E 18 mph
Barometer 29.94 in (1014.4 mb)
Dewpoint 30°F (-1°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill 47°F (8°C)
Last Update on 26 Apr 2:53 pm CDT
Current conditions at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (KMSP)
Lat: 44.89°N Lon: 93.22°W Elev: 834ft.

April 25, 2014

Friday, April 25, 2014

Blue sky, clumpy cumulus clouds, breeze from the west. Clumps of milfoil washed up along the southwest beach. Scores of mergansers ranging far off the southern shore; loon closer in; several horned grebes. Two geese and a mallard on the island off the southwest inlet. Hundreds of coots spaced along the western shore; additional mergansers. Redwing blackbird calling from the brush. A few gulls off the northern shore. Three docks in place.

National Weather Service
Current Conditions
Partly Cloudy
63°F
17°C
Humidity 45%
Wind Speed W 14 mph
Barometer 29.79 in (1009.1 mb)
Dewpoint 41°F (5°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last Update on 25 Apr 4:53 pm CDT
Current conditions at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (KMSP)
Lat: 44.89°N Lon: 93.22°W Elev: 834ft.

April 15, 2014

Monday, April 15, 2014

Sunny; light breeze from the northeast. Small pink and blue scillas blooming in the rock garden; pasque flower fully budded. Glittering ice on the lake. Robins near the path; mallards on the water close to shore. Dozens of mergansers along the ice shelf far off the western shore; sound of redwing blackbird in the brush. Goose on the small island off the southwest inlet; other goose nearby. Broad stretch of open water off the southern shore; large loon paddling close to the shore. Clusters of mergansers close to the ice near the southeast shore. Snow in clumps along the paths. Creek flowing slowly.

National Weather Service
Partly Cloudy
36°F
2°C
Humidity 23%
Wind Speed Calm
Barometer 30.06 in (1019.0 mb)
Dewpoint 2°F (-17°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last Update on 15 Apr 4:53 pm CDT
Current conditions at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (KMSP)
Lat: 44.89°N Lon: 93.22°W Elev: 834ft.

April 14, 2014

Monday, April 14, 2014

Partly cloudy, brisk breeze from the northwest. Large reach of open water along the southwest and western shore. Goose on the southwest island, another goose nearby; pair of wood ducks paddling in the inlet. Dozens of mergansers along the ice shelf far out; several gulls; a pair of buffleheads. Two pairs of mergansers farther north. Great blue heron on an island of branches on the ice off the northeastern shore; a crow on the ice nearby. Few people on the paths.

National Weather Service
Mostly Cloudy
35°F
2°C
Humidity 27%
Wind Speed NW 17 G 25 mph
Barometer 30.04 in (1018.2 mb)
Dewpoint 4°F (-16°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill 25°F (-4°C)
Last Update on 14 Apr 4:53 pm CDT
Current conditions at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (KMSP)
Lat: 44.89°N Lon: 93.22°W Elev: 834ft.

April 13, 2014

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Creek moving slowly, a few green leaves showing through the matted brown leaves along the path. Gray sky, greenish ice on the lake; brisk breeze from the north. Large swath of open water along the western shore, carrying floating plates of crystallized ice. Pair of geese near the southwest inlet; more than half a dozen mergansers diving along the ice off the western shore; a few pairs of mallards in the the air; several robins near the path. Few people.

National Weather Service
Overcast
39°F
4°C
Humidity 65%
Wind Speed N 17 mph
Barometer 29.86 in (1012.0 mb)
Dewpoint 28°F (-2°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill 30°F (-1°C)
Last Update on 13 Apr 5:53 pm CDT
Current conditions at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (KMSP)
Lat: 44.89°N Lon: 93.22°W Elev: 834ft.

April 12, 2014

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Creek flowing slowly. Gray sky, breeze from the east; gray-green ice on the lake, broad swath of open water along the southwest shore. Goose settled on the small island in the southwest inlet, another goose floating nearby. A half dozen mergansers paddling south along the edge of the ice, occasionally diving. A few mallards closer to shore and in the air. Several gulls on the ice and in the air. Paths busy.

National Weather Service
Overcast
54°F
12°C
Humidity 72%
Wind Speed E 9 mph
Barometer 29.72 in (1006.6 mb)
Dewpoint 45°F (7°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill 51°F (11°C)
Last Update on 12 Apr 2:53 pm CDT
Current conditions at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (KMSP)
Lat: 44.89°N Lon: 93.22°W Elev: 834ft.

April 7, 2014

Monday, April 7, 2014

A few mallards on the creek. Blue sky, shaggy cumulus clouds; good breeze from the north. Great blue heron flying along the southern shore, alighting and stalking at southwest inlet. Large dark patches out in the lake. Red-wing blackbirds in the brush along the shore. Robin near the path; gull far off the northern shore. Paths busy; runners, walkers, bikes.

National Weather Service
Partly Cloudy and Breezy
58°F
14°C
Humidity 42%
Wind Speed NW 23 G 29 mph
Barometer 29.75 in (1007.8 mb)
Dewpoint 35°F (2°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last Update on 7 Apr 3:53 pm CDT
Current conditions at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (KMSP)
Lat: 44.89°N Lon: 93.22°W Elev: 834ft.

April 6, 2014

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Gray-blue sky, orange setting sun. Water at some edges of the lake; four mallards at the southwest inlet. Birdsongs. Three geese honking, then settling on the snow-covered ice far off the northern shore.

National Weather Service
A Few Clouds
57°F
14°C
Humidity 51%
Wind Speed N 5 mph
Barometer 29.82 in (1009.9 mb)
Dewpoint 39°F (4°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last Update on 6 Apr 7:53 pm CDT
Current conditions at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (KMSP)
Lat: 44.89°N Lon: 93.22°W Elev: 834ft.

April 5, 2014

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Bright sunlight, blue and white sky, white lake, water at the inlets. Paths busy.