Posted by: woodcreeper | August 31, 2007 @ 6:47 am

Cold front stalled to the north


Florida still hasn’t had a great influx of fall migrants this season, and the stalled cold front and low pressure system just north of the state aren’t making it any easier for birds to get down here!

Here’s the radar from sunset last night through sunrise this morning. Frames are every 1/2 hour for reflectivity and velocity, and every hour for the regional composite. Click on the thumbnail to view the full-sized animation. 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

Birds continue to move through the state, though, and a moderate amount of birds can be seen pushing off the mainland for the Keys and Cuba. Expect the trickle of birds into the state to continue as long as the front remains stationary. As soon as it pushes out or dissipates, we should see some heavy migration, although the panhandle should be picking up some good migration with the flow seemingly open down the eastern boundary of the Mississippi flyway. Jacksonville has the possibility for some fallout birds if indeed they’re pushing through the precipitation over Georgia…but it’s more likely that Georgia is getting these birds. The forecast is calling for east/southeast winds to predominate through the weekend, although the upper-air winds should be out of the north, so we’ll have to watch the radar and see what the birds decide to do. If you head out, please stop by afterward and post your observations!

Good Birding! 🙂


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