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.

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Winter Weather Storms: Next Up!

Another storm is inbound for this evening.
This one will be a real mess!
Inches of snow, followed by ice, followed by rain and above melting temperatures.
Meanwhile, right now, things here are stable, and sunny.
There is still a window of good weather before the craziness breaks loose!

Last night the Worcester Conservation Commission approved and signed the Conservation Restriction for the Donker Farm Project, bringing us one step closer to completion!
The next stop is tonight's City Council Meeting for the acceptance of a contribution of $114,000 from the Greater Worcester Land Trust towards the project cost, matching a contribution of $114,000 from the City that was approved at last week's City Council Meeting.
We are getting close!

The herd of deer have become a resident fixture on frozen Cook's Pond and are frequently seen out there in numbers, particularly near the end of the day.

7:00 a.m. Cascading Waters Trailhead Conditions (elev. 630'):

Temperature is 6.1 degrees F and steady;
Humidity is 55% and steady;
Pressure is 30.15" of Hg and steady;
The wind speed is presently registering no movement;
The skies are blue with sun;
The Cascades are buried in snow and ice;
The Cascades Brook have patches that are open;
The USFS Fire Danger Class is NONE!

National Weather Service Forecast:

TODAY: Snow likely, mainly after 5pm. Increasing clouds, with a high near 28. Light and variable wind becoming south 5 to 8 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Total daytime snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

TONIGHT: Rain, snow, freezing rain, and sleet before 4am, then a chance of rain and sleet between 4am and 5am, then a chance of freezing rain and sleet after 5am. Patchy fog between 3am and 4am. Temperature rising to around 33 by 2am. Southwest wind 7 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow and sleet accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.

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