05 May 2014 PNW Migration Update

Even with generally favorable South to WSW winds the rains, heavy at times, are dampening widespread migration.  A few brave the weather and try to pick their way north as they dodge the patchwork of storm cells.  There’s really not much going on and the conditions will probably remain the same through tomorrow.

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

05 May Base Reflectivity - Portland (KRTX)

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

05 May Earth: WPD at 850 mb

Here is Paul’s archived National Radar Composite from yesterday. Look at the wind map, and then the radar. All will be revealed.

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