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A Plague of Locusts

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In a plot line rejected in favor of the airplane in Season 2 of Breaking Bad because the metaphor was too heavy-handed, here is the most Albuquerque story of all time:

According to The National Weather Service, the worst infestation of grasshoppers to hit Albuquerque in twenty years is so dense that it’s showing up on weather radars like rain.

David Craft, a spokesperson for the NWS, told ABC News that the infestation had been showing up on their radars since Memorial Day. The swarm is being blamed on Albuquerque’s recent drought.

John R. Garlisch, extension agent at Bernalillo County Cooperative Extension Service, explained the extent to which the insects were invading, and it sounds absolutely horrifying.

“It is a nuisance to people because they fly into people’s faces while walking, running, and biking. They are hopping into people’s homes and garages, they splatter the windshield and car grill while driving, and they will eat people’s plants.”

But wait, there’s more. Here’s the locusts showing up on Doppler radar:

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If the apocalypse does come, it makes more than a little sense that it will start in Albuquerque.

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