Posted by: NatureIsAwesome | April 15, 2009 @ 9:34 am

Frontal Action

This is the radar from 7:00pm last night to 5:30am 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

Winds shifted all night, starting off the night with an N-NNW wind then shifting over to SW-S winds later in the night. The front came through kind of early and seems to have cut off the pipeline of birds. As the front approached birds were left with the question do we fly? Very few birds took off at the normal exit time last night. As a result we do not expect much today. A second flight out Cuba did take place late in the night, hopefully the late departure means that the birds only made it as far as Miami and did not overshoot us. The west coast had some birds headed their way; the Big Cypress should have received some new birds. Later in the morning a second look at the radar revealed a small group of birds entering the bay from Cutler to Key Biscayne. Other than that it looks slow. Further north some birds appeared after the storms passed and looked like they landed somewhere between Horseshoe Beach and Crystal River. It was a nice size group and should have pumped some new birds into the area. There was some movement around Ft. Desoto area; mostly looks like birds were shifting though. All the radars picked up some light movements but nothing spectacular. Enjoy the nice day and good birding.

Nature is Awesome,
Angel and Mariel



  1. Slow at Barnes this morning. Only 8 species in 1’s and 2’s. Only notable was Prothonotary.


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