17 October 2013 Migration Report

Migration ideal conditions remain in place and look to continue for a few more days.

Last night birds were again headed south in moderate numbers – heavy in patches, mainly inland.  The first of the Buffleheads are being reported but not in any significant numbers.  So we’re on the downhill side of peak migration – lots of ducks and late season migrants still in the pipeline.  I was in the field yesterday for a bit and most noticeable was the increased numbers of Mudhens and lack of ducks.

This high pressure ridge continues to remain stable.  It gets a bit disturbed 36 to 48 hrs out, but not much and looks to rebuild.  Should be a glorious weekend with light winds mainly out of the north and clear skies — foggy mornings.

Here are the links to last night’s radar loops
Base Reflectivity - Portland (KRTX)
Base Velocity - Portland (KRTX)
HCA - Portland (KTRX)

Base Reflectivity - Gray's Harbor (KLGX)
Base Velocity - Gray's Harbor (KLGX)
HCA - Gray's Harbor (KLGX)

Base Reflectivity - Seattle (KATX)
Base Velocity - Seattle (KATX)
HCA - Seattle (KATX)

Here’s Paul’s archived National Composite

Here is the weather gallery – left click for gallery view