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.

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Snow is sticking!

4:06pm weather conditions at the Lodge:

Cascades Brook is at 2.6" of flow;
The temperature is 29.1°F and falling;
The humidity is 69% and rising;
The pressure is 29.74" of Hg and falling;
The fire danger is NONE;
The wind speed is gusting to 22.0 mph;
The snow is falling and sticking on stones and pavement as well as grass and leaves.

It is falling fast enough to have a real chance at carpeting everything by sundown!

Sunday, November 04, 2012

Another Sunny Day

7:25am report:

The Cascades Brook is holding steady at 2.4";
The sun is out and shining brightly;
There is a light occasional breeze, but it peaks at 4-4.5mph;
The temperature is 38.3°F and rising;
The humidity is 72% and steady;
The pressure is 29.74" Hg and steady;
The USFS Fire Danger Class remains MODERATE.

There is a chunk of a pine tree down across the Silver Spring Road running through the Cascades.

Saturday, November 03, 2012

Windy days

11:00am Weather Observations

The Cascades Brook is running at 2.4" in both channels. Perhaps more interestingly, closer examination in full sun and a little time shows a number of trees, some already deceased, blew over when we had wet soils and strong winds. Nothing blocked the trail or the cart path so they did not yell out for immediate attention. It is fun to watch the stream and its banks over the years to see how very dynamic and changing this area is without any outside intervention.

The USFS fire danger class is back up to MODERATE. The lack of rainfall, fresh fallen leaves and wind bring that about.

Temperature 49.5°F and rising;
Humidity 51% and falling;
Pressure 29.65" and steady;
Sunny skies;
No recorded precipitation;
Wind gusting to 7.0mph.