Ramblings of an old Doc

 

Saw this (take a look at the 8 slides in the show)…as well as a notice about a 50 mile wide swarm of grasshoppers over Texas…and figured this might be the right time to say, “It’s been great! Fanx for the fish!”, if these events are a portent of something awful to come…

http://www.cbsnews.com/pictures/mayfly-hatch-overwhelms-minnesota-wisconsin/1/

http://www.cnn.com/2015/07/23/us/feat-weather-radar-bugs-texas/index.html


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on Jul 26, 2015

  look at all that wasted protein... they're nice fried...   

 

on Jul 26, 2015

Fascinating!

on Jul 26, 2015

This is not as uncommon than you think.  It's rarely on this scale- but I saw it happen a few times when I was doing weather radar  in the military.

It's significant to aviation since that can gunk up engines just like a birdstrike.

 

 

on Jul 26, 2015

Bastards strip the leaves off my rose bushes.

on Jul 26, 2015

and even eat green paint off buildings.

harpo. the ghost NON-subscriber

on Jul 26, 2015

I went through one of these type events in Arizona while in the military in the 1970's, grasshoppers everywhere! The crunch noise and windshield getting smeared when driving was sickening! 

on Jul 26, 2015

And more are coming!

on Jul 26, 2015

sydneysiders

  look at all that wasted protein... they're nice fried...   

 

on Jul 26, 2015

Yet another reason to despise the BBC.

In my SERE course I had to eat snakes and bugs...with and without the luxury of cooking. Left something to be desired, syddie. 

on Jul 26, 2015

Weather channel also tracked the swarms and displayed the radar images. Huge to say the least.

on Jul 26, 2015


Weather channel also tracked the swarms and displayed the radar images. Huge to say the least.

 

Yep... the swarm was about 50 miles around at times and up to 2500 feet high they said. 

on Jul 26, 2015

Good year for bugs.  I saw another story about a bridge somewhere in the US that had so many dead mayflies piled up on it that they had to get out a snow plow to scrape them off, then throw down some sand for traction on top of the leftover goop. Lovely.  

on Jul 26, 2015

DaveRI

Good year for bugs.  I saw another story about a bridge somewhere in the US that had so many dead mayflies piled up on it that they had to get out a snow plow to scrape them off, then throw down some sand for traction on top of the leftover goop. Lovely.  

 

Yup, that happened in Iowa Dave.