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Swarms of midges are showing up on the radar

Posted: 7:41 AM, Jun 06, 2018
Updated: 2018-06-07 10:34:20Z

If you step outside for even a few minutes, you'll be greeted with midges and lots of them. 

On Wednesday night, the midges were seen retreating out over the lake on the radar, giving us hope that they will soon be gone and out of our lives.

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There are so many in fact, that they are showing up on the Power of 5 radar. As the sun came up on Wednesday, the midges woke up.

News 5 morning anchors were greeted by unwelcomed guests outside Quicken Loans Arena.

While gross, midges do have a purpose as they are a sign of good health for Lake Erie. Midges are hatched from the lake when the water warms up in the spring. They provide food for fish and other aquatic life, according to the Lake County General Health District.  

As visitors and fans flock to downtown for Game 3, it's likely the midges will follow.