It has been a long long time since we have heard running water at Cascading Waters.
There is no telling if it will still be running in the morning.
For the moment, anyway, we have running water in the bed of the brook.
7:00 a.m. conditions at the Lodge at Cascading Waters (elev. 730'):
54.7°F and steady;
97% humidity and steady;
29.68" of Hg pressure and steady;
Overcast, misting occasionally;
Cascades Brook has minimal flow;
Cascades are melting the ice and have minimal flow;
There is a gentle breeze.
By 8am the temperature and humidity were unchanged but the pressure rose to 29.77" Hg in a slow and steady creep. High pressure tends to bring sun.
It has been warm enough and wet enough where the smells of the soil and plants are pronounced in a dramatic way that just doesn't happen when the world is frozen or covered in snow and ice.
Never fear though!
Snow is predicted, so we still will get some white and soon!
This morning is timber hewing and sign routing for the crew from 9-12! If you are free or around drop by!
It is and has been very dry.
That might change on Tuesday night though.
The National Weather Service has a warning issued for Tuesday night:
PERSISTENT NE-WINDS FOR THE PERIOD WITH POTENTIAL FOR GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH. CONSIDERING FULLY LEAFED TREES...THERE IS THE POSSIBILITY FOR WIND DAMAGE WITH DOWNED TREE...TREE LIMBS...AND POWER LINES. FOCUS IS MOST ESPECIALLY ACROSS THE EAST AND SOUTHEAST COASTAL PLAIN OF MASSACHUSETTS AND RHODE ISLAND. MODERATE CONFIDENCE.
LOCALIZED HEAVY RAIN IS ALSO POSSIBLE LEADING TO FLOODING IMPACTS. THERE IS THE POTENTIAL FOR RAINFALL AMOUNTS UPWARDS OF 4-INCHES. LOW CONFIDENCE.
What actually happens is anyone's guess at this point.
Also, rain is good, whereas flooding... not so much.
8:00 a.m. Trailhead Conditions at Cascading Waters (elevation 630'):
Temperature is 54°F and steady;
Humidity is 87% and steady;
Pressure is 30.15" of Hg and steady;
Skies are clear;
There is air movement but no speed registering;
The Cascades Brook is dry;
The Cascades are dry;
The USFS Fire Danger Class is MEDIUM.
National Weather Service Forecast:
Sunny, with a high near 77.
Light west wind becoming southwest 5 to 9 mph in the morning.
THERE IS A LOW RISK FOR LOCALIZED URBAN AND POOR DRAINAGE FLOODING ACROSS PORTIONS OF THE REGION THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT. SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS WITH LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL WILL DEVELOP ACROSS WESTERN AREAS DURING THIS AFTERNOON...THEN PUSH EAST TONIGHT. THE HEAVIEST RAINFALL IS EXPECTED ACROSS NORTH CENTRAL AND WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS INTO NORTHERN CONNECTICUT.