As I sit here pouring over the radar, I’m left to wonder: “Why the heck isn’t my heat working!??” Oh well. Here’s the radar from sunset last night through 5:00am this morning.

Frames are every 1/2 hour. Click on the thumbnail to view the full-sized animation.

Base Reflectivity image from Fort Dix Base Velocity image from Fort Dix Base Reflectivity image from Dover AFB Base Velocity image from Dover AFB Base Reflectivity image from Upton NY Base Velocity image from Upton NY Composite Base Reflectivity image from the Northeastern USA

The strengthening low pressure system to our south is part of the bigger front that keeps on giving (yesterday’s low, now out to sea, was/is also part of this frontal boundary) and appears to have been the barrier to what was otherwise a moderate night of migration. Migrants could be seen taking to the sky across eastern New York and statewide across New Jersey after sunset last night and heading in a NE->SW direction until being eclipsed by the low pressure system early this morning. Localized concentrations of migrants should be apparent across southern and central New Jersey this morning with inland sites being favored to coastal ones given the easterly component to the winds. Birding today will be tricky given the wind forecast (20+ mph) and precipitation outlook so make sure you dress appropriately and choose locations where you can get out of the wind (the birds are no fools, either… you can expect them to be following the same advice).

Good Birding


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