Early this morning some real rain fell for a few moments, and off and on since then it has sprinkled, but not much more than that. Right now the tree leaves are dripping, but it isn't really rain.
There is a chance that later today we could see heavy rains and a thunderstorm, and that would be great. We might also see high winds with the front line moving through, and that would be a lot less great.
Yesterday we had a great crew out at Bovenzi! Gordon (who took the photo of the Weasel Brook (above)), Paula, Mason, Kim, Kent, Mary and Colin went bush whacking! And it was thinck in places! We were trying to find the old trails from before the ALB cut, find the trail work done last year, and find some of the logging roads, as we try to devise a plan to resurrect the trail network there. There is also a Bancroft School Trail Crew putting in some hard work during the days. With any luck we will be back in shape by the end of June!
GREATER WORCESTER COMMUNITY FOUNDATION
The GWLT Trails and Property work isn't free, and there are two critical ingredients to it. There is the blood and sweat that our hearty volunteers bring to the forest, and there is the financil support that keeps us in tools, snacks, and keeps the work ably directed through Mary. Yesterday GWLT recieved notification that the Greater Worcester Community Foundation would be supporting this great work through 2015 and 2016. Thank you so very much!!!
TED ON THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL
Ted is finishing up the Shenandoah National Forest and saw a bear the other day! tedatgwlt.blogspot.com
Trailhead Conditions at 7:30 a.m. at Cascading Waters (elev. 630'):
Temperature is 57.7 degrees F and steady;
Humidity is 83% and steady;
Pressure is 29.83" and steady;
Wind is moving, but not enough to register on the anemometer;
Skies are cloudy;
The Cacsades have minimal flow;
The Cascades Brook is slowing in both channels;
The USFS Fire Danger Class is still MODERATE.
The National Weather Service Forecast:
Showers before 2pm, then a slight chance of showers after 5pm.
High near 72.
Southwest wind around 9 mph.
Chance of precipitation is 80%.
New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT. A FEW STRONG TO PERHAPS A MARGINALLY SEVERE THUNDERSTORM OR TWO ARE POSSIBLE BETWEEN 4 AND 10 PM ACROSS WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS AND NORTHERN CONNECTICUT. THE MAIN THREAT IS FOR VERY LOCALIZED STRONG TO DAMAGING WIND GUSTS WITH HAIL A SECONDARY CONCERN.