Mon 29 Aug 2011

First image is of the winds aloft at 850 mb (approx 5000 ft). Winds over the state were, like the last couple of nights, light and mainly out of the north.  Up north the winds were favoring exodus, so maybe the next couple of days will bring in some migrant waves.

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 7:56 pm pdst.

Density was undetermined as the radar was in precipitation mode all night.  Exodus bloom an hour or so after sunset was apparent though.

I was able to get out into the field on Saturday.  Numbers of birds are still down but variety has picked up.