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, February 27, 2015

Sunny & Cold (One of a Series!)

Well, we seem to be in a pattern of cold and sunny, for the most part.
It was enjoyable to see flakes falling yesterday, though nothing came of the passing snow.

This morning the T&G has a fun article on fishers! is enjoyable in that a number of the Trust's properties are know to have these large weasels. It is nice to be able to highlight the species without all of the wild tales of wickedness.

7:30 a.m. trailhead conditions at Cascading Waters:

Temperature is 10.4 degrees F and steady;
Humidity is 51% and steady;
Pressure is 30.06" and rising;
There is movement of wind in the air, but no mph recorded during the observation period;
The sky is blue and the sun is out;
The Cascades remain buried in the snow;
The Cascades Brook has a few open patches here and there;
The USFS Fire Danger Class is NONE.

Many of the trails have been snowshoed and are passable, and most of the trailheads have seen some activity and have parking. This weekend presents an opportunity to see and experience long term snowpack in a way that we rarely see here in central Massachusetts.

National Weather Service Forecast:

Mostly sunny, with a high near 21.
Wind chill values as low as zero.
Northwest wind around 7 mph.

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