Beekman Road will be closed tonight. Rain is expected to continue all day and throughout the night. Temperatures at noon are in the mid-40's and are continuing to rise. A forecasted shift in the wind to the southwest is predicted to lift them into the mid to upper 50's by dark. In past years these conditions have corresponded with salamander and frogs leaving hibernation and moving to the vernal pools. The rollercoaster weather this year has made predicting the migration more uncertain than in some previous years but we think conditions look pretty good for tonight. Of course, someone should definitely tell the spotted salamanders and frogs so we aren't alone out on Beekman tonight. Please be sure to read our safety warnings and the requirements for observing the migration. We are deeply concerned about human and amphibian safety.
If you are planning on coming to Beekman Road tonight we are urging everyone to keep an eye on the weather. We just checked the weather maps and there is a chance of strong storms with damaging winds and lightning associated with a front. If these conditions are imminent, please leave the road. Don't venture out onto the road either if there is severe weather. We don't want anyone hurt by falling tree limbs or other weather-related conditions.