Observation start time: 08:45:00 Observation end time: 14:30:00 Total observation time: 5.75 hours
Official Counter: Rod Chase
Observers: Bill Rasku
Visitors: Many thanks to Bill Rasku for compiling this report and to Bill Phelps and Charlie Roche who assisted in the watch.
Weather: Sat Oct 7 8:45am-2:30pm EST Temp 62F at start, 72F at finish. Wind 7mph from South; 2mph at noon and 6mph with gusts to 12 at the end. 50-80% cloudy and very hazy; Monadnock only slightly visible at the end of the day.
Raptor Observations: Birds seen to south or west side of mountain. Locals: 2 RT, 4 TV.
Non-raptor Observations: Local: Common Raven 8. Migrating:25 Canada Geese.
**Last car day: Oct 29 according to Ranger Charlotte.**
Predictions: Forecast not pretty.
A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1pm, then a slight chance of showers after 4pm. Cloudy, with a high near 75. Southwest wind 9 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. ======================================================================== Report submitted by Rod Chase (<rodchase...>) Wachusett Mountain information may be found at: www.massbird.org/emhw