Swarm of Ladybugs 8 miles wide shows up on the radar in San Diego

ladybugs radar San Diego

Sometimes I really wonder if insects were created for the sole purpose of informing the humans that size doesn’t matter. Maybe its God’s way of saying that size is just a figure. For once again these tiny creatures proved there significant existence on Tuesday night in South California. A swarm of ladybugs caught on the radar in San Diego. Check further for details.

A big blob was spotted on the radar in San Diego

A swarm of ladybugs which were en route to San Diego country from the San Gabriel Mountains got registered on the weather radar. CBS Los Angeles reported that the enormous swarm of ladybugs was registered on the National Weather Service’s weather radar on Tuesday night.

The National Weather Service’s (NWS) even tweeted a video of the radar which appeared to be showing precipitation. However, in truth, it was a swarm of ladybugs, described as a ladybug bloom by them.

A swarm of ladybugs caught on radar in San Diego: know the details

The picture of the blob on the radar
Source: Desert Sun

At around 8 pm a giant blob picked up by the NWS radar. It appeared to swiftly move over Southeast San Bernardino County, which is east of Los Angeles. When the forecasters present at the San Diego office’s agency called spotters on the ground, the ultimate truth was revealed.

For spotters claimed the blob to be an enormous swarm of ladybugs. As reported by the Miguel Miller, who owns the post of NWS Meteorologist to KNX-AM, a local news radio station the blob was 80 miles long and 80 miles wide.

A swarm of ladybugs caught on radar in San Diego: know the details

Ladybug makes an appearance on the radar
Source: monarchwellness.net

The ladybugs bloom was flying between 5,000 to 9,000 feet height, heading towards San Diego County from San Gabriel Mountains.

Similar events have taken place in past

It is not the first time something like this has happened. Since the time NOAA (National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration) has upgraded their super-detailed radar installations many similar events have taken place.

In August 2010, the radar displayed a curious expanding doughnut pattern in Wilmington, Ohio. It was later reported as thousands of martin birds taking off from their roosting sites in search of insects.

In 2016 the radar captured emerging bat colonies as they flew out to grab an evening snack.

The advanced radar system is undoubtedly working to the best of its ability.

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