Daily Archives: 5/4/2013

Migration continues, although fragmented by high pressure and precipitation

When the map gets complicated with weather systems, it pays to check out the Hurtado Radar loop to understand what’s going on. Migration was evident across the country last night, although high pressure over New England and the Mid Atlantic kept birds down along the east coast, and heavy precipitation over Florida and along parts of the Central and Mississippi Flyways reduced migration locally. Some interesting weather over the Upper Midwest, as the once stationary front backed up as a warm front overnight, means more birds for southeastern Wisconsin today. See below for details. Continue reading

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