Mon 01 Aug 2011

First image is the winds aloft at 850 mb (approx 5000 ft). Second image is a snapshot of the base velocity showing north to south directionality at a peak of 15 to 20 knots. Third image is an animated gif with snapshots every half hour of the base reflectivity above radar station RTX.  Animation runs from around 8:00 pm pdst yesterday evening through 5:00 am pdst this morning. (Click on the thumbnails to view the full-sized images and animation.)

Sunset last night was at 8:40 pm pdst.

Light winds over the state with an easterly component will probably have little effect on migration.  Perhaps some shorebirds will catch a ride inland.

Overall density is still rather light.

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