23 Apr 2014 PNW Migration Update

Across the Pacific Northwest — same as yesterday.  A scant few plucky birds brave the weather and push ahead.  I don’t see this changing over the next couple of days either.  Those that can find a hole have the benefit of a bit of a tail wind though.

Pacific Northwest Radar: (Click on the links below to open the .gif files in a new window)

23 Apr HC - Portland (KRTX)

Here is the grand view of the winds aloft from Earth:

23 Apr  Earth

Here is Paul’s archived National Radar Composite from yesterday. Seriously, look at the wind map, and then the radar. That huge wave of birds headed up the Central Flyway are riding the power of the wind. One big massive free ride from Brownsville to Grand Forks.

And here are the weather maps (click on any image to bring up a full gallery view)