Exodus followed by small pulse from the west

Sam Galick sent me a late-night email saying he noticed birds were migrating out of NJ, without much coming in. Here’s the radar from sunset last night through sunrise this morning.

Frames are every 1/2 hour for reflectivity and velocity, and every hour for the regional composite. Click on the thumbnail to view the full-sized animation.
Base Reflectivity image from Fort DixBase Velocity image from Fort DixBase Reflectivity image from Dover AFBBase Velocity image from Dover AFBComposite Base Reflectivity image from the Northeastern USA

Well, it looks like he was right! It appears that more birds left last night than came into the state, although with strong westerly winds we should see some overshoots this morning along the coast, with these birds returning to shore in the morning hours. This will be a good day to ground truth because although migration was mediocre in density, it could mean good conditions at coastal locations due to the strong west winds.

Good Birding!

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One Response to Exodus followed by small pulse from the west

  1. Rob Fanning says:

    Celery Farm highlights this morning: Bald Eagle (Im), Nashville Warbler (has been very scare here this fall), Palm (2), Rumps (12+), yellowthroat (5+), White-crowned Sparrow (2 Im), good #’s of Swamp and White-throat, Purple Finches continue incl. an adult male, continuing Am. Bittern and Am. Wigeon.