Posted by: woodcreeper | April 21, 2008 @ 6:22 am

More migration over Florida

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

While migration over Florida was slower than in previous nights, birds were still moving across the state throughout the evening. The velocity images indicate a SSW–>NNE trajectory across the state due to steady westerly winds. As winds over the eastern Gulf of Mexico were from the west as well, Florida should expect the arrival of some trans-Gulf migrants during the day today. Locations such as Fort Desoto along the west coast, and Gulf Breeze in the Panhandle should be on migrant alert throughout the day. Additionally, some trans-Gulf migrants already along the west coast of Florida should get pushed eastwards throughout the peninsula, increasing diversity across the state.

Another wave of birds out of Cuba will be making its way into the south coast of Florida this morning, and with the westerly winds should increase the density of Caribbean migrants throughout the southeastern part of the state.

Good Birding

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