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 16, 2015

Chilly but warming

We're working on springtime here! We lost quite a bit of snowpack over the weekend.
At 7:30, it is 24.8 degrees and rising.
The humidity is 56% and steady
The barometer is 29.74 inches of Hg and steady under clear skies.
Both stream channels are open and running through banks of snow.

I was asked over the weekend if the Cascades were running yet. While there is water running under the ice and snow, the hill is still encased. There hasn't been enough sustained warmth on the east-facing hill for that to melt away and for the falls to open up. We'll let you know when they do!

Also, if you're outside in the early morning, you'll hear a lot more bird activity now than a few weeks ago. The chickadees and cardinals are singing, and I just heard a woodpecker hammering away on a dead tree.

NWS forecast for today: 
Mostly sunny, with a high near 46. West wind around 7 mph.

No comments: