Posted by: woodcreeper | September 29, 2008 @ 5:55 am

Another big push into Florida

Light and variable (but mostly northerly) winds made for great migration conditions last night over the Sunshine State. Here’s the radar from 7:00pm last night through 5:00am 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 Composite base reflectivity for the Southeastern USA

Don’t be fooled by the missing Miami radar; it was down last night. In order to get the “whole picture”, check the regional composite and use your imagination to fill in the blanks between the Melbourne and Key West radars… if you do, you’ll see that migration over the entire state was quite significant last night. Birds were moving down the state in a generally N->S trajectory, with and apparent westerly shift over Miami (based on wind plots). This should increase bird density at coastal locations in southeast Florida, while still providing new birds to inland locations across most of the state today. Also of note was the moderate push of birds into the Florida Straits, bound for Cuba and points south.

Good Birding,


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