Wait, What's that? It's a Massive Swarm of…Ladybugs

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Photo credit NWS San Diego Twitter

It looked like the radar picked up some type of weather phenomenon Tuesday night, but it was actually...ladybugs!

According to the National Weather Service in San Diego's Twitter, "the large echo showing up on SoCal radar this evening is not precipitation, but actually a cloud of ladybugs termed a 'bloom.'" 

National Weather Service Meteorologist Miguel Miller tells KNX that the 80 mile long 80 mile wide blob was heading towards San Diego County from the San Gabriel Mountains. 

He says it isn't uncommon for radar to pick up non-weather phenomenon, but also admits he hasn't seen anything quite like it before.

The large echo showing up on SoCal radar this evening is not precipitation, but actually a cloud of lady bugs termed a "bloom" #CAwx pic.twitter.com/1C0rt0in6z

— NWS San Diego (@NWSSanDiego) June 5, 2019