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.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Lovely Friday

Here's Cascades Brook, running out to Cook's Pond this morning:

At 7:44 am, it is 58.6 degrees and rising (a little chilly in the shade!) 
75% humidity and steady
29.38 inches of mercury and steady under blue skies
No measureable wind
The fire danger continues to be LOW. 

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Clear morning after the rain

Due to the large amounts of rain last night, the Cascades are running today! We have a brook again!
At 9:30 am, it is 67 degrees and rising.
It is 81% humidity.
Clear skies, with the barometer steady at 29. 12 inches of mercury.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Today's conditions

Today's Conditions, 9:35 am:

Temperature is 70.2°F and rising;
Humidity is 81% and falling;
Pressure is 29.44" of Hg and steady;
Breeze is stirring, no reading;
Cascades Brook is dry;
No recent precipitation;
Skies are blue and clear;
USFS Fire Danger is LOW.

As follow-up to the wildlife clearing @Cascades West, there will be targeted spraying of specific invasive exotic weeds in the meadow today. Orange signs have been posted. Please stay to the official marked trails.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

We're back!

A while back the darnedest thing happened.

Someone stole the "low" fire danger sign. This sorta was a problem in that the fire danger for most of the summer has been "low."

Honestly, this also took the wind out of our sails as well.

Never fear! GWLT Volunteer Paula is here!

Paula measured out, cut, traced, routed, sanded, and painted a replacement "low" sign. Harold threw a couple of coats of polyurethane on it. This morning we hung her up and away we go!

Observations for 1:15pm:

Temperature is 68° F and steady;
Humidity is 67% and falling;
Pressure is 29.38" and steady;
Sky is hazy and overcast;
No new rainfall today; 

The Cascades Brook is dry;
There is a gentle breeze;

The USFS Fire Danger is "LOW"!!!