A moist spring in Las Vegas has spawned hordes of grasshoppers so large; they’re showing up on the weather radar.
In viewing the radar, CNN meteorologist Allison Chinchar mentioned it seemed like there have been two storms over the Vegas area: one north of the city (that was actual rain) and one other right over Las Vegas. However the second wasn’t shifting as rain normally would, she stated.
“It seemed as if it must be torrentially downpouring in Las Vegas,” mentioned Chinchar.
By changing the settings on the radar, meteorologists may see that the other “storm” was really the massive hordes of grasshoppers which have settled over the town in recent days, Chinchar mentioned.
The NWS office in Las Vegas mentioned in a tweet on Saturday that individuals have been asking about “the widespread radar returns” within the city over the past few nights.
Las Vegas, like all of Nevada, has had nearly twice as a lot of rain in 2019 than regular, Chinchar mentioned. The town has had 4.63 inches of rain so far — way more than it’s the usual average of 2.38 inches in the same period.
“It appears by historical past that when we’ve got a wet winter or spring, this stuff builds up typically down under Laughlin and even into Arizona,” Jeff Knight, state entomologist with the Nevada Department of Agriculture, stated. “We’ll have flights (of grasshoppers) about this time of the year, migrations, and so they’ll move northward.”