Posted by: NatureIsAwesome | October 12, 2010 @ 9:13 am

Paula’s Churning In The Caribbean

Comparatively speaking, there was very little migration over the state last night. 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

Some migration was evident over Florida last night, but while small movements of birds can be seen over Jacksonville, St. Pete and Miami, the majority of migration was north of Florida along the coast. A line of showers moving into the Keys early this morning may have brought down what little birds were moving, so if you’re in the Keys and heard rain before sunrise, it might be worth a look around. This of course can be difficult as that amount of activity will go unnoticed on the ground. Birds will be moving into optimal habitat today, fattening up and preparing for the next flight. Birds are flying shorter distances lately leading us to expect our winter vacationers to be showing up daily. This winter may be a cold one with the first strong front forecast for Friday/Saturday, lows in the 40’s are forecast for the NW region of the state.

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Nature is Awesome,
Angel and Mariel

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