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.

Monday, March 02, 2015

A Fresh Blanket of Snow

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.)

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