Radar activity turns out to be massive bug swarm

Radar Activity Turns Out To Be Massive Bug Swarm

Grasshoppers and beetles aren't particularly threatening to humans, but they still manage to freak a lot of people out.

If you're made uneasy by these bugs, you may want to steer clear of the Texas-Oklahoma border for a while.

The area is experiencing bug swarms that are large enough to be picked up by weather radar.

Though the readings resemble those of a light summer rainfall, it's been confirmed by Copper Breaks State Park rangers that the cloud is comprised of beetles and grasshoppers.

Based on the readings, the mass measures over 50 miles long.

The density of the swarm isn't reported to be significant, but getting an approximation on the number of creatures involved is difficult due to size and distance variations.

It is known that the bugs are occupying an area that stretches from the ground up to about 25 hundred feet.

Despite the event sounding a lot like a Biblical Harbinger of doom, there doesn't seem to be anything to worry about.

According to the National Weather Service in Oklahoma, this sort of occurrence is typical during the warmer months.

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