It’s a storm of biblical proportions. Grasshoppers swarm parts of New Mexico

Well this isn’t scary at all. It’s swarming season.

Massive grasshopper swarm shows up on weather radar over Albuquerque.

Weather officials in Albuquerque say a mysterious presence that showed up on its radar the last few nights has turned out to be of the insect variety.

The National Weather Service says a swarm of grasshoppers were detected over Albuquerque’s West Mesa for the fourth night in a row on Friday.

Technicians initially thought their equipment was malfunctioning when they saw several unexplained clusters.

It seems that due to last year’s monsoon season and a dry winter winter created ideal conditions for the grasshopper swarms to hatch and when they are now all grown they have the ability to mess up radar readings en masse.

You can differentiate between clouds of water and clouds of living things because they obviously are “busier“, say meteorologists.

Residents say it’s more than they have seen in their life. Thousands of grasshoppers invade backyard | KRQE News 13.

Photo courtesy of National Weather Service

Photo courtesy of National Weather Service


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Locust laying eggs in the sand

Locust laying eggs in the sand

Last year, we saw swarms in Madagascar and Egypt.

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  4 comments for “It’s a storm of biblical proportions. Grasshoppers swarm parts of New Mexico

  1. Amanda
    June 2, 2014 at 10:24 PM

    Whoa. That is actually my nightmare.

  2. Bones
    June 3, 2014 at 12:32 AM

    Personally, I think it’s a sign from God. But don’t quote me on that.

  3. Indrid Cole
    June 3, 2014 at 8:04 AM

    Earth to God;
    In case you haven’t been paying attention, we’re kind of past the stage where we were freaked out by a bunch of grasshoppers.
    If you really want to get our attention try doing something like shutting down the internet or changing all our screen savers to your image, or send your kid back down.

  4. justin
    June 4, 2014 at 5:11 AM

    Sign from God? Climate change? Natural occurrence? Who can say for sure? So lets just go with a sign from God.
    Luckily people in general amuse me with what they choose to believe and do or I’d be under suicide watch from all the shame I feel being of the same species.

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