The parking area is OPEN.
We only received a few inches of snow last night, perhaps somewhere between 2-4" depending upon where you look, so there was some wind to move it around.
What this means is that there is a fresh blanket of snow to make everything beautiful BUT not so much as to negate the snow packed tracks on the trails. If I were heading out I would throw on a pair of gaiters to keep the fluffy snow from getting kicked up around boot tops and cuffs.
8:00 a.m. Cascading Waters Trailhead Conditions (630' alt.):
The temperature is 25.7 degrees F and steady;
The humidity is 76% and steady;
The pressure is 29.74" of Hg and falling;
There is a breeze that topped out at 0.5 mph in the observation period;
Blue skies with mixed clouds;
The Cascades are still buried in snow and ice;
The Cascades Brooks have patches of open water;
The USFS Fire Danger Class is NONE!
National Weather Service Forecast:
Partly sunny, with a high near 34.
West wind 8 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 32 mph.
(Note, those winds may be observed in the higher hills of the Cascades, but will be much reduced by the trailhead.)