I didn’t shoot this video; my fellow storm chaser Mike Hollingshead did. I’m simply among the many who find it fascinating:
No, it’s not a sign of the end times. As an entomologist explained on NPR, midges love marshy areas, and this year’s floods in western Iowa have turned large expanses of farmland into prime breeding habitat.
If I can chase dust devils, I’m certainly not going to fault Mike for chasing bugnadoes! As he comments at the beginning of the video, “a vortex is a vortex to a storm chaser.”