What appears to be a rainstorm moving through Southern California is actually a massive 80 x 80 mile swarm of ladybugs flying somewhere between 5,000 and 9,000 feet. The San Diego Nation Weather Service posted this crazy radar video to Twitter.
The @NWSSanDiego reports that the large echo showing up on radar in Southern California last night was actually a cloud of ladybugs about 80 miles by 80 miles in size flying at between 5,000 and 9,000 feet: https://t.co/0tZQryBR1v pic.twitter.com/qiMKcDd3Pe— Shah Selbe (@shahselbe) June 5, 2019
Some people went straight to the apocalypse while others posted funny memes and tweets.
[thumbs through the Old Testament furiously]— Bradley Greenburg (@BGinCHI) June 5, 2019
I'm trying to visualize what this looks like and all I can come up with is this, but with ladybugs. pic.twitter.com/AKqn8eenVC— Tom Quigley (@TomMQuigley) June 5, 2019
“Loooook haaaarder...” pic.twitter.com/yyIDfxOdAD— Adam DeAngelis (@WhatAdam) June 5, 2019
How can they even fly that high?! Look at those flimsy origami wings! I am both awed and horrified! pic.twitter.com/1rx1SgTbGz— Liss Sullivan (@LissSullivan) June 5, 2019
My Oregonian brain needed some perspective pic.twitter.com/5S1K7pLBvx— Merry Rebecca (@sonrisacolor) June 6, 2019
This is like when birds fly south before the next ice age. Like the movie Day After Tomorrow. Where we were lucky the Mexican govt was nice enough to let all the fleeing Americans cross the border into Mexico.— YesVAThereIsASanta (@YesYesVirginia) June 6, 2019
just remember that every time there's a zombie apocalypse, an incoming giant asteroid, a massive _killer bee_ swarm, or other extinction level event, it all starts with a gov't flunkie saying everything's fine.— harlem medic emeritu (@harlemedic) June 5, 2019
We welcome our new ladybug overlords https://t.co/6O4VAXou11— KQED (@KQED) June 6, 2019