Plague Of Locusts? 50-Mile Swath Of Grasshoppers And Beetles Seen On Radar

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) –

Radar lit up this week along the Oklahoma and Texas border. There was 50-mile wide area of radar returns on a quiet weather day. Instead of rain, it was bugs on radar.

Meteorologists at the National Weather Service Office in Norman, Okla., saw the returns and determined it was insects. They confirmed the radar was showing a hatch of beetles and grasshoppers by calling rangers at Copper Breaks State Park in north Texas.

Click here for Science in a Minute video from the Norman National Weather Service Office explaining how radar picks up the bug signal.

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