Posted by: woodcreeper | September 1, 2007 @ 7:15 am

Florida not invited to the party


Birds are still being kept out of Florida by the stalled cold front, although heavy migration continues just to the north. 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

Small pushed of birds continue to make their way south through the state down into the Keys, given the fairly innocuous easterly winds. All of this should change if and when this darn front finally dissipates…unfortunately that doesn’t look likely in the short term, and the only favorable winds seem to be setting up for the states north of Florida, blowing birds toward the gulf coast. North winds are forecast for Florida tonight, and that will likely mean some birds moving down the state AND across to the Caribbean, but it won’t likely mean a great influx from the north since winds over Georgia and points north will be strong and out of the East. Don’t fret…birds will get there eventually!

Good Birding 🙂


  1. You’re not kidding about the flow being cut off. We’ve captured 24 birds in 7 days of banding at Cape Florida. Uggghhhh!!!

  2. Ouch…well, hopefully it picks up today! (9/3)


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