greenster wrote:Woodstock, IL, November 14, 2005
The first major migration event is underway as a traditional "Alberta
Clipper" weather system moves across Canada. Field reports already
indicate a significant pre-storm movement of waterfowl in the upper Pacific, Central and Mississippi Flyways. A major flight of light geese has been reported in the Central Flyway with concentrations building as far south as Texas and Louisiana.
Freezing temperatures and snow will occur in northern states over the
next 48 hours with several inches of snowfall expected in North Dakota and Minnesota. Waterfowl riding the jet stream in the Central and
Mississippi flyways are expected to push south in a line that runs from Northeast Colorado to the Ohio River Valley with some birds reaching the Texas Panhandle and Arkansas.
With warm temperatures arriving to the Plains again later this week, it
is unclear how many ³hardy-mallards² will try to ride out the storm and
That is from waterfowler.com and issued at 4:15pm EST yesterday. They are a bit late! Hahahhahaaaa and contains misinformation. It is a Colorado low--not an Alberta clipper.
Cold temps expected for the northern praires, single digit lows, with highe in the 20s in SK, MB, ND and N MN by Thursday AM That will freeze up many smaller bodies of water. But near 40s expected a week from now, so the northern tier hunters should not give up all hope, but may have to do some serious scouting to find the pockets of birds.
Those in the mid tier states, good luck hunting this week as you should have fresh birds galore