Cascading Waters can be found at 135 Olean Street on the eastern edge of Worcester's northwest parklands, the Cascades. The Cascades are 350 acres of park and conservation lands along the borders of Worcester, Paxton, and Holden, Massachusetts. Home to countless species of plants and animals, the Cascades are open to passive recreation year-round.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Windy Day at the Lodge

Last night there was what sounded like a distant crack in the gale of wind that caught your attention even fully asleep. That was eclipsed by the great thud of a massive tree impacting the earth. It sounded uphill towards the falls, but this morning I can not see anything clearly evident. I may need to poke around some.

What we do know is that a red maple went down next to the bottom of the driveway. Mostly just canopy branching across the cart path, so it wasn't too terrible to clear out of the way.

Presently we are experiencing the strong gusting winds predicted by the NWS. Impressive gusts for sure!

I am not sure if it is a mater of the wind but the USFS is listing here as having a low fire danger class. Pretty wild to have any danger when you think of all of the recent rains we have had.

As of 4:30 pm the stream is 6.2",
The barometer is 29.50" Hg and rising,
The temperature is 41.7 degrees F and steady,
The humidity is 55% and steady, and
The rain gauge reads 0.08" for today and 0.35" for yesterday (which goes a long way to explaining the stream rise.)

Yesterday GWLT Hydrological Intern Jason was by to do more monitoring of the Cascades Brook with his faithful assistant.

Looks to be clear and breezy weather for this week!

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