13 May 2014 PNW Migration Update

The high pressure ridge remains in place.  The winds are light and a bit variable.  Birds are seriously on the move.  Maybe this push will bring those Willow Flies.

KATX is still down: “Message Date:  May 12 2014 14:29:23
THE CAMANO ISLAND RADAR KATX IS EXPECTED TO REMAIN OUT OF SERVICE THROUGH MOST OF TUESDAY. PARTS ARE ON ORDER AND ARE EXPECTED TO ARRIVE TUESDAY.”

We’ll look at Medford (KMAX) in today’s loops.  It’s jamming again.

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

13 May Base Reflectivity - Portland (KRTX)

13 May Base Reflectivity – Gray’s Harbor (KLGX)

13 May  Base Reflectivity - Medford (KMAX)

Today I’m putting the wind map from Earth and a screen grab from the National Composite in the gallery view along with the weather maps. Migration and weather explained in just a couple of pictures. Well, not explained. Perhaps illustrated is a better word.

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