Posted by: woodcreeper | April 10, 2008 @ 6:10 am

Exodus

Another night of migration out of the state, with little influx from the south. Here’s the radar from sunset last night through 5:30am 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.

Base Reflectivity image from Key West, FL Base Velocity image from Key West, FLBase Reflectivity image from Miami, FL Base Velocity image from Miami, FL Composite base reflectivity for the Southeastern USA

The radar shows the typical pattern of migration when Florida is under the influence of easterly winds. The general trend across the state is SE–>NW in the southest, and S–>N from central to northern Florida. No birds were seen entering from Cuba (well, okay, once the sensitivity switched on the radar, a few birds could be seen… but the numbers were very low), but several pulses did come into southeast Florida from the Bahamas. Birding conditions will be best on the west coast, and in the panhandle, with the possibility of picking up a few new Caribbean arrivals along the southeast coast.

Good Birding

David

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