Posted by: NatureIsAwesome | September 15, 2011 @ 6:39 am

A Bit Of A Wind Shift

This is the radar from 5:00pm last night to 7:00am this morning.

Frames are every 1/2 hour. Click on the thumbnail to view the full-sized animation.
Base Reflectivity image from Key West, FL Base Velocity image from Key West, FL Base Reflectivity image from Miami, FL Base Velocity image from Miami, FL Composite base reflectivity for the Southeastern USA

Northeast winds over the southern portion of the state appear to have triggered some light to moderate migration. The panhandle had some west winds turning northerly as you head south. Most radars showed some NE->SW movement, although none appeared to be particularly heavy. Birds could be seen both moving south over the Keys from Miami and heading southwest towards Cuba’s coast as well as a push out to to Biscayne Bay headed for the eastern Caribbean. A small push heading into the Gulf was also evident on the Tampa radar.

As far as birding conditions go, expect inland and west coast locations to be best today given the northeast winds, but high densities are not expected given the limited amount of migration evident on the radar.

Nature is Awesome,
Angel and Mariel

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