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.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Dry, Cool, and Nice Overall (Red Flag Fire Danger)

Red Flag Fire Danger is in effect today.
It would be a great day to avoid setting a brush fire!

We never did get that thunderstorm yesterday, but we sure got some wind and a dramatic shift in temperature!
It sure is a funny spring.

We heard from Ted out on the AT!
He is just outside Waynesboro, and at roughly 800 miles in he is in real need of a new pair of shoes to hike in. Today hopefully will see our trail hero newly shod!

Crazy natural fact of the day from the Mass. DCR:
New leaves of Ox-eye daisy are good in salad, though they do have a strong flavor!

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

Temperature is 55.2 degrees F and steady;
Humidity is 53% and steady;
Pressure is 29.71" of Hg and steady;
Wind is stirring but registering no wind speed;
Skies are partly cloudy;
The Cascades have modest flow;
The Cascades Brook is flowing in both brooks but the water level is very low;
The USFS Fire Danger Class is HIGH.

National Weather Service Forecast:

Partly sunny, with a high near 64.
Breezy, with a northwest wind 15 to 20 mph.

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