Posted by: NatureIsAwesome | September 22, 2011 @ 10:00 am

Tropical Moisture Invasion Form The South

This is the radar from 5:00pm last night to 10:00am 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

As mentioned in yesterdays birding forecast, high pressure has started to move away and tropical moisture is invading the state. We need the water as it has been a dry year in FL. Even with the recent summer rains we have seen the water levels are still low.

Not much was going on last night in terms of nocturnal migration over the state. You can see the frontal boundary working its way east in the SE mosaic radar loop. The front is expected to drag down migrants as soon as tonight. NW winds will build behind this mid to upper-level low which should trigger a flight into the Panhandle. As far as the rest of the state we all await the change in conditions hoping it brings on some new arrivals in the near future.

Nature is Awesome,
Angel and Mariel

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