Migration Alert, Upper Texas Coast: trans-Gulf migration arrival with strong storms on 28 April 2020

Andrew Farnsworth The Cornell Lab Apr 28, 2020

As of approximately 3pm Central Daylight Time, some intense thunderstorms are about to interact with an inbound trans-Gulf migration event. The image below, from College of DuPage, shows the storms in blocky, irregular patterns of yellows, oranges, and reds, and the inbound migrants as rather uniform, stippled patterns. And to enhance the understanding of the conditions in which these migrants are arriving, we have included wind arrows to highlight the direction of the wind (i.e. southerly winds over the western Gulf of Mexico, blowing from the south to the north). For those watching from homes in coastal eastern Texas and southwestern Louisiana, you may have some excitement in your yards, trees and nearby green space. As always, wherever you are safely distant from others this afternoon, please enter your observations in eBird to help us understand more of the dynamics of these events!