Upon arrival: had 1/4 inch of snow on platform (no shoveling required!) Winds 8-15 mph for 1st two hours with 99% cloud cover. From 10am-12pm wind down to 5-8 mph and cc down to 50%. In the afternoon wind speed quickly fell to 1-3 mph and cloud cover to 5%.
Raptor Observations: Local raptors: RT 1. Kettle of 11 TV at 1210 EST.
Non-raptor Observations: Other locals: Ravens 2, Snow Bunting 5, and many of the usual suspects. 1 deer (up to escape hunters).
Predictions: Forecast: Friday: NW winds 14-18 with gusts; sunny but temps 31 to 27F. Saturday: NW 5-10 with some gusts, sunny, 16-30F. ======================================================================== Report submitted by Rod Chase (<rodchase...>) Wachusett Mountain information may be found at: www.massbird.org/emhw