Posted by: NatureIsAwesome | March 24, 2009 @ 7:27 am

Light Migration Across Florida

This is the radar from 7:00pm last night to 6:00am 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 Base Reflectivity image from Miami, FL Base Velocity image from Miami, FL Composite base reflectivity for the Southeastern USA

East winds dominated last night, nothing new about that. There was some activity exiting Cuba as storms approached the straits. These birds took off only to met with some rain halfway through their journey. We could not see them return to Cuba so our indication is that the birds took evasive action, dropped down and flew close to the water. When this happens we can’t follow the birds as they go out of radar range. Key West might have a small wave hit this morning. Miami radar showed exiting of birds mostly, but some new birds still found there way here. We expect the numbers to be small and may not be noticeable on the ground. Again by far the most migration happened over the St. Pete/Sarasota are again, birds could be seen entering the radar and disappearing, these birds made landfall somewhere in that area. It would be interesting to see what landed this morning up there. Any West coast birders? Good birding.

Nature is Awesome,
Angel and Mariel

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