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