This is not the first time this has happened. It happens in extra ordinary ways. We were traveling in Ireland and the tour bus stopped suddenly because of a mass of fish on the highway. Explanation – a government truck was delivering fish to the local lakes and a hatch either was not closed or it opened with the vibration of the truck as it was putt-putt putting down the highway. Walla – fish all over the highway.
IT’S RAINING CATS AND… Fish rain down from the sky in Texarkana, Texas, in freak weather phenomenon
13:41 ET, Dec 31 2021Updated: 13:41 ET, Dec 31 202
A CITY in Texas is closing out the year with some pretty fishy weather.
Residents in Texarkana were shocked to see fish falling from the sky on Wednesday due to a freak weather phenomenon.
The bizarre event started as a normal rainstorm on Wednesday afternoon, before residents saw fish fall from the sky and land in their own front yards.
Though it happened fast, countless photos and videos of the bizarre storm were uploaded to the internet as residents found fish in yards and parking lots throughout the small town.
The National Geographic Society has explained this phenomenon as “animal rain,” and there are apparently reports of it dating back to ancient civilization.
“Animal rain is a phenomenon that occurs when small water animals like frogs, crabs, and small fish are swept up in waterspouts or drafts that occur on the surface of the earth,” said the City of Texarkana in a Facebook post. “They are then rained down at the same time as the rain.”
However, meteorologists with the National Weather Service said Thursday that there were no reports of nearby waterspouts during the storm, according to KHOU11.
The reports of falling fish were also made in a separate city across the Arkansas state line.