Termite swarm large enough to show up on weather radar hits New Orleans

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Termite Swarm Large Enough To Show Up On Weather Radar Hits New Orleans

Summer is a bug-ridden season in many areas, but most don't experience swarms so large they show up on weather radar.

Unfortunately for people in New Orleans, their city is among those that does, reports UPI.

On Sunday evening, meteorologists with an area National Weather Service outpost noticed a mass covering the north and south shore areas.

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They shared the radar image on Twitter and commented, "We're used to seeing bird flocks on radar at sunrise, but it looks like insect swarms are getting picked up tonight."

As May and June are popular times for termites to show up in droves, it's believed they constituted the bulk of the grouping, notes WGHP.

Related: See the locust plague that hit Madagascar

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Termite swarm large enough to show up on weather radar hits New Orleans
A swarm of locusts invades the center of Mdagascar capitol Antananarivo on August 28, 2014. AFP PHOTO/RIJASOLO (Photo credit should read RIJASOLO/AFP/Getty Images)
Antanarivo residents stand on a balcony as they look at a swarm of locusts invading the center of Mdagascar capitol on August 28, 2014. AFP PHOTO/RIJASOLO (Photo credit should read RIJASOLO/AFP/Getty Images)
TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY GAELLE BORGIA A farmer protects his rice field from locusts by chasing away them with reeds at Amparihibe village on May 7, 2014 in Tsiroanomandidy, western Madagascar. A Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) mission is to fight the locust's swarm with an insecticide. AFP PHOTO/RIJASOLO (Photo credit should read RIJASOLO/AFP/Getty Images)
TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY GAELLE BORGIA A man from Amparihibe village walks through a swarm of locusts on May 7, 2014 in Tsiroanomandidy, western Madagascar, on May 7, 2014. A Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) mission is to fight the locust's swarm with an insecticide. AFP PHOTO/RIJASOLO (Photo credit should read RIJASOLO/AFP/Getty Images)
TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY GAELLE BORGIA A family from Amparihibe village walks through a swarm of locusts on May 7, 2014 in Tsiroanomandidy, western Madagascar, on May 7, 2014. A Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) mission is to fight the locust's swarm with an insecticide. AFP PHOTO/RIJASOLO (Photo credit should read RIJASOLO/AFP/Getty Images)
TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY GAELLE BORGIA A swarm of locusts flies over Amparihibe village and threats its fields at 20 kilometers from Tsiroamandidy, western Madagascar, on May 7, 2014. A Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) mission is to fight the locust's swarm with an insecticide. AFP PHOTO/RIJASOLO (Photo credit should read RIJASOLO/AFP/Getty Images)
TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY GAELLE BORGIA A farmer protects his rice field from locusts by chasing away them with reeds at Amparihibe village on May 7, 2014 in Tsiroanomandidy, western Madagascar. A Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) mission is to fight the locust's swarm with an insecticide. AFP PHOTO/RIJASOLO (Photo credit should read RIJASOLO/AFP/Getty Images)
TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY GAELLE BORGIA A helicopter of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) flies through millions of Locusts as spreads pesticide to fight against a swarm of locusts threatening to reach Amparihibe village on May 7, 2014 in Tsiroanomandidy , Madagascar. FAO mission is to fight the locust's swarm with an insecticide. AFP PHOTO/RIJASOLO (Photo credit should read RIJASOLO/AFP/Getty Images)
TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY GAELLE BORGIA A helicopter of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) flies through Locusts as spreads pesticide to fight against a swarm of locusts threatening to reach Amparihibe village on May 7, 2014 in Tsiroanomandidy , Madagascar. FAO mission is to fight the locust's swarm with an insecticide. AFP PHOTO/RIJASOLO (Photo credit should read RIJASOLO/AFP/Getty Images)
TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY GAELLE BORGIA A helicopter of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) flies through millions of Locusts as spreads pesticide to fight against a swarm of locusts threatening to reach Amparihibe village on May 7, 2014 in Tsiroanomandidy , Madagascar. FAO mission is to fight the locust's swarm with an insecticide. AFP PHOTO/RIJASOLO (Photo credit should read RIJASOLO/AFP/Getty Images)
TO GO WITH STORY BY GAELLE BORGIA A swarm of the Red Locusts 20 kilometres north of the town of Sakaraha, south west Madagascar on April 27, 2013. According to studies, there are currently a hundred locust swarms similar to this one in this region totalling around 500 billion locusts, eating around 100,000 metric tons of vegetation per day. AFP PHOTO/BILAL TARABEY. (Photo credit should read BILAL TARABEY/AFP/Getty Images)
TO GO WITH STORY BY GAELLE BORGIA A swarm of the Red Locusts 20 kilometres north of the town of Sakaraha, south west Madagascar on April 27, 2013. According to studies, there are currently a hundred locust swarms similar to this one in this region totalling around 500 billion locusts, eating around 100,000 metric tons of vegetation per day. AFP PHOTO/BILAL TARABEY. (Photo credit should read BILAL TARABEY/AFP/Getty Images)
TO GO WITH STORY BY GAELLE BORGIA A swarm of the Red Locusts 20 kilometres north of the town of Sakaraha, south west Madagascar on April 27, 2013. According to studies, there are currently a hundred locust swarms similar to this one in this region totalling around 500 billion locusts, eating around 100,000 metric tons of vegetation per day. AFP PHOTO/BILAL TARABEY. (Photo credit should read BILAL TARABEY/AFP/Getty Images)
TO GO WITH STORY BY GAELLE BORGIA A swarm of the Red Locusts 20 kilometres north of the town of Sakaraha, south west Madagascar on April 27, 2013. According to studies, there are currently a hundred locust swarms similar to this one in this region totalling around 500 billion locusts, eating around 100,000 metric tons of vegetation per day. AFP PHOTO/BILAL TARABEY. (Photo credit should read BILAL TARABEY/AFP/Getty Images)
TO GO WITH STORY BY GAELLE BORGIA A swarm of the Red Locusts 20 kilometres north of the town of Sakaraha, south west Madagascar on April 27, 2013. According to studies, there are currently a hundred locust swarms similar to this one in this region totalling around 500 billion locusts, eating around 100,000 metric tons of vegetation per day. AFP PHOTO/BILAL TARABEY. (Photo credit should read BILAL TARABEY/AFP/Getty Images)
TO GO WITH STORY BY GAELLE BORGIA A swarm of the Red Locusts 20 kilometres north of the town of Sakaraha, south west Madagascar on April 27, 2013. According to studies, there are currently a hundred locust swarms similar to this one in this region totalling around 500 billion locusts, eating around 100,000 metric tons of vegetation per day. AFP PHOTO/BILAL TARABEY. (Photo credit should read BILAL TARABEY/AFP/Getty Images)
TO GO WITH STORY BY GAELLE BORGIA A swarm of the Red Locusts passes through the Route Nationale 7, southwest Madagascar on April 27, 2013. According to studies, there are currently a hundred locust swarms similar to this one in this region totalling around 500 billion locusts, eating around 100,000 metric tons of vegetation per day. AFP PHOTO/BILAL TARABEY. (Photo credit should read BILAL TARABEY/AFP/Getty Images)
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