Tuesday, May 5, 2015

May 5th, 2015

Tonight's radar
Evening folks,

Short report tonight, as there's not too much in the way of an update from last night.

Tonight, low pressure and a cold front remain curtained over Northern Illinois. In spite of the easterly winds they bring, birds are still moving in most of Northern Illinois--the northernmost reaches of the state are devoid of migration right now. In the rest of the state, migration remains moderate to heavy. Overall, unless you're in that northernmost strip of the Prairie State, arrivals and influxes should be obvious again tomorrow.
Tonight's winds. Click to view live.

Looking ahead, winds are forecast to become southerly throughout the state tomorrow. From there, tomorrow and Thursday nights are set to retain these winds. As such, they should be very good times for migration. Friday, another front is set to enter Illinois from the north, bringing unfavorable conditions at that time. But we'll get there when we get there. For now, we've got at least two more nights of great migration after tonight.

As always, I urge you to check out this eBird page to predict which species you'll find out there tomorrow.

With that, I'll bid you all adieu for the night. Good birding!

Winds forecast for tomorrow (Wednesday 5/6) night

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