Finally the US Military (Redstone Arsenal Military base) admits playing with the weather. The following article from livescience.com shows how on June 4, 2014, meteorologist were baffled after discovering a strange phenomenon in the shape of a blob. The phenomenon was a storm that popped out of nowhere during a sunny day in Huntsville Alabama.
At a National Weather Association Meeting the following information was released:
“Officially, Redstone Arsenal disclosed that it was a military test using RR-188 military chaff,” Havin said, referring to aircraft used to spread a cloud of aluminum-coated silica in the case of RR-188.
The cloud can confuse radar-guided missiles, for instance, so they miss their targets.
“My goal was just to show in greater detail how the weather that day was causing things to look the way they did with the chaff release.” – source: livescience.com
Here is the Article:
Mystery Radar Blob Reveals Odd Man-Made Phenomenon
By Jeanna Bryner, Managing Editor
On June 4, meteorologists in Huntsville, Ala., noticed a “blob” on their radar screen that looked like a strong thunderstorm, despite the fact the sun was shining and not a drop of rain could be found within a few hundred miles. After some sleuthing, and several wacky explanations, the scientists have identified the culprit.
“Our operational meteorologist spotted it on radar immediately and initially thought he was caught off-guard by a pop-up thunderstorm that wasn’t in the forecast,” Matthew Havin, data services manager at weather technology company Baron Services, told LiveScience in an email. “Soon after that point we had numerous people from around Huntsville (and even other meteorologists from other states) calling and e-mailing us trying to determine what was going on at the time.”
And some of the theories put forth to explain the mysterious blob were doozies, from the conspiracy theory that it was the result of a top-secret ground-based transmitter to interference from a nearby utilities substation. [See Images of the Mysterious Radar Blob]