04 November 2015 – PNW Migration Update

With conditions generally favorable, migration last night was definitely  showing the signs of the tail end.  Birds are still in the air but only in light numbers.  The RTX radar was the only outpost to show any returns above 20 dBZ and then only in pulses.

I really am not sure about the east County concentrations this season.  But, it seems to me that the bulk of the migrants were concentrated over there this fall, and i do not recall that being the case in the past.  Well, thank goodness somebody had the foresight to archive past radar data for the region.  I’ll put that on the list for a dreary winter’s day research project.

Here it is; you’re moment of zen:

 

03 November 2015 – PNW Migration Update

Yes, birds are still on the move.  Waterfowl most likely.

A big ridge of high pressure centered off shore is spinning up great conditions for migrants.  Relatively clear skies and a nice wind out of the north.

I put up all three PNW radars today because there is interesting movement on all three.

Take a look: