Posted by: NatureIsAwesome | November 23, 2009 @ 8:17 am

Come on Front!

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

Last night a frontal system of low pressure pushed across central FL. slowing down migration of wintering birds. Not a whole lot was on the move once the system started to drop rain into the area. There was some activity after the front started to dissipate and movement was noted moving south into the southern area of the peninsula with most of the activity to be around the lake. Miami radar did pick up some light movement into the region that may be found at local inland migrant hotspots. Hopefully more of the Goldies and Robins will be headed south as we miss them down here in Miami. The central portions of the state did have some localized movements but they seem to have been looking for better feeding opportunities instead of moving big distances. Look for new birds in your area but we expect most of the birds to be wintering birds that are just moving around.
Moving into the middle of the week we can expect some rainy weather for Wednesday and more rain for turkey day in connection with a low that has developed in the Carolinas. After the front passes through we have a dry down coupled with a cold blast for South Florida standards, temps will drop into the 50’s on Friday and Saturday nights but the trend will start off on Thursday. High temps will be in the high 60’s low 70’s from Thursday into next week, this will make for nice birding weather, Florida birders should take advantage of the days off and do some serious biding as at least one rarity should be out there waiting to be discovered. Wish everyone a great short work week and an awesome Thanksgiving, this year it will include some great weather which has been missing for several years.

Nature is Awesome,
Angel and Mariel


  1. Yesterday we birded Morningside Park for about an hour. We started off by birding the Sea Grapes near the boat ramp where we had a Catbird, Palm, Parula, Yellow-throated, B & W Warbler and a Downy Woodpecker. Off to sit and watch the sea for 40 minutes; nothing spectacular but we did have a flyby Jaeger spp. and a Herring Gull. Lots of Laughing and a few Ring-billed Gulls, Cormorants, Osprey, Egrets and Herons as well.
    Next stop was the Pelican Harbor Marina where had a Franklin’s Gull mixed in with Laughing Gulls. It was nice to see the birds next to each other making the ID easy.

    Nature is Awesome
    Angel & Mariel


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