Well, I think it's pretty cool....

Monday, July 10, 2006
JS Online:Radar image has some bugs in it, literally: "So what was it last Friday that turned the radar in the La Crosse area into a sea of white?

It turns out that it was a gigantic hatch of mayflies.

The bugs were so thick that they showed up as a rainstorm of mayflies on National Weather Service radar.

For about 1 1/2 hours starting at 9 p.m., the insects drifted north, with the radar showing them blanketing areas along the Mississippi River."

3 comments:

Fresh Air said...

Damn, that must have been some superhatch! And I missed it!

No doubt it was the monster mayfly hexagenia limbata, or "Hex" for short.

Only in fricking Wisconsin would this kind of thing happen.

Rick Ballard said...

"but mayflies are still imperiled"

It is during this period of hedonistic frenzy

Unintended humor provided at no additional cost.

Syl said...

Darn--can'd find the link. A couple weeks ago I ran into a site with radar images showing odd things. I think it was a NWS guy who ran the site.

One showed two bat swarms and a supercell with a tornado.

The bats were just swarming out of their caves in Texas at dusk as the supercell came over them. Many were probably sucked up. Ew.

Like that trout leaping into the bear's jaws.

Sh*t happens to everything.