Friday 28 September 2012

Another night with moderate levels of returns on the local radar.  There were some small patches of 25 dBZ returns along the west flanks of the Cascades, but nothing major.  So the steady march south continues.

The low pressure system has moved a bit closer to land and is situated in the Alaskan Gulf.  This will slow birds down that have yet to leave the tundra as some strong winds will be coming out of the south on the leading edge.  It has weakened substantially over the last 24 hrs but it has made it into the forecasts for the weekend.  My guess is that we will see a moderation of nocturnal flights over the next couple of nights, and then we’ll just have to wait and see what this system develops into.

Anyway, i’m off to the hinterlands and will resume updates on Monday.