The haying has begun out at Sibley Farm!
The hay is being cut, and the farmer managed to get down into some of the field sections to the south that had been neglected for years in an effort to reclaim more of the haying potential of the site. This is great news!
This year's hay is of high quality and low abundance according to the farmer, and his bet is that the dry period is why the hay is a little less abundant. Nevertheless, he is very positive about the situation.
Some weather warnings from our friends at the National Weather Service:
SHOWERS WITH EMBEDDED THUNDERSTORMS THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING WILL RESULT IN LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL AND THE POTENTIAL FOR SOME STREET FLOODING
A SECONDARY CONCERN WILL BE THE POTENTIAL FOR A FEW STRONG TO SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING
Trailhead Conditions at 9:30 a.m. at Cascading Waters (630'):
Temperature is 78.4 and rising;
Humidity is 79% and falling;
Pressure is 29.77" and steady;
The wind is stirring;
The sky is clear and there is sun through a light haze;
The Cascades are still;
The Cascades Brook is pretty much dry;
The USFS Fire Danger Class is MODERATE.
National Weather Service Forecast:
Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 5pm.
Increasing clouds, with a high near 87.
Southwest wind 9 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.
Chance of precipitation is 60%.
New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.