any given echo can be compared
to rain. The echo of backscatter
as the radiation of energy takes
form in the shape beating wings.
The Air Ministry provide more
than estimations of water-content
alone. The first radar sighting of
a locust swarm 17.00 G.M.T. (local
time 20.15) in the Persian Gulf.

Air and surface warning radar
track insects two hours after sunset
and three-quarters of an hour
before moonrise. Evidence
of flight in swarm formation in
darkness and over sea. Auditory
reactions maintain the swarm
cohesion. Today’s photographic
evidence of faked clouds alarms.

Seeded shapes of ice and iodide
silver the clouds with anticipation.

March 22nd, 1954, R.C. Rainey