Posted by: NatureIsAwesome | October 12, 2009 @ 7:17 am

Monday Radar

This is the radar from 6:00pm last night to 7:00am 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

Nature is Awesome,
Angel and Mariel



  1. I’m in Tampa near Old Tampa Bay and have noticed a lot of new and different bird vocalizations over the last few days. I’ve never heard of this crazy radar visualization before, I’m very curious about how it is gathered and interpreted. Thanks for sharing

  2. Quiet one out at Cape Florida with the low-level easterly flow. Counting the days until Saturday!

  3. I got back this evening from a couple of days at Flamingo. A casual count of raptors moving east there today turned up about 90 American Kestrels and about ten Sharp-shinned Hawks, mostly late in the morning to early afternoon. It looks like only the little guys were willing to buck the steady ESE headwind. The usual Caribbean migrants were seen all weekend in good numbers and variety but no sparrows could be found.

    On the way down on Saturday morning there was a Scissor-tailed Flycatcher with the Eastern Kingbirds at the Lucky Hammock Annex. On the way home this evening there were a few nighthawks flying around Lucky Hammock after sunset that looked a lot like Lesser Nighthawks but I never got a good enough look at a female to clinch the identification.

  4. Wednesday:
    Like Joyce, I saw my first American Redstart in my yard yesterday afternoon. (1st Avenue & 37th Street St. Petersburg) He too landed very near my face on a branch of bamboo. At Abercrombie Park this afternoon, the only slightly unusual birds were a Blue-gray gnatcatcher and a Tufted Titmouse; however, the resident Blue Jays, Northern Mockingbirds, Red-bellied Woodpeckers, and Downy Woodpeckers were especially abundant, active, and vocal – must be fall in the air.

    the pair displaying
    their antic disposition
    Downy Woodpeckers

  5. Thanks guys we really appreciate it, the radar has been getting feedback which helps us a ton.

    Angel & Mariel


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