Tues 09 Aug 2011

Thank goodness!  RTX is back on line.

First image is of the winds aloft at 850 mb (approx 5000 ft). Moderate, up to 25 knot, northerly winds off the coast could have some migrants take advantage of them as they leave their breeding grounds in the arctic.

Second image is a snapshot of the base velocity showing north to south directionality at a peak of 15 to 20 knots.  There is a easterly component to the movement that i have not seen before.

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 8:29 pm pdst.

Overall density was exceptionally light last night.

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