The forecast still predicts the front moving to our east by tonight and high pressure building in behind it with a northwesterly wind flow. Assuming good numbers of birds are moving behind this front, we may experience a good birding day here in New Jersey come Sunday morning. Click here for the National Weather Service forecast.
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So the weather forecast for this weekend looks promising. There’s a cold front to our west that’s expected to push into NJ on Saturday and towards the coast through the night. Cooler drier air from the NW will build in behind the front due to high pressure, possibly bringing birds with it. There will likely be precipitation associated with the front, so depending on the density of birds moving behind the front, the combination could mean good birding. The key will be the location of the frontal boundary on Sunday morning; for Cape May hope it’s just offshore with lots of rain. If good numbers of birds are moving behind the front (which I would expect since migration over NJ has been shut down for a few days), anywhere along the frontal boundary at sunrise should be good.
**Disclaimer: David is not a meteorologist, nor does he know a whole lot about what he talks about…but this IS his website, and you’re welcome (read: “encouraged”) to test his theories in the field. He would also REALLY appreciate it if you’d register on his website and post your migration observations as comments to his daily radar posts. Now he will remove himself from the third person.
More SW flow last night, nothing moving on the radar for the entire NE. I left for work this morning without sending the imagery to the site- but don’t fret, it was lame (ie. no visible migration).
No migration last night, likely due again to the soutwesterly airflow. A front will move into our area over the weekend and should move off the coast sometime between Sunday and Monday. We’ll have to see when we get closer to the date, but it could shape up for some good movements. Here’s the radar from sunset last night to sunrise this morning: