First 2011 FM Es: 5/5/11

The 2011 FM Es season has started in Woodbridge, VA.  While checking unattended recordings, I heard a liner for relog 90.5 WBVM Tampa, FL, @ 801 mi over weak-ish local 90.5 WJYJ Fredericksburg, VA @ 37 mi around 3:15 p.m. May 5.  Reports of top-of-the-band FM Es along the eastern US have been going on in earnest all day.  Hopefully this means the 2011 FM Es season will be great.  Locally, the 2010 Es season ended on a sour note a month earlier than expected, with the last logging observed on July 3.