It rained fish over a Texas town this week in a bizarre weather event

Dit is raining fish in east Texasbut it’s nothing ook buitengewone.

Vroeër hierdie week, residents of Texarkana reported small fish falling from the sky in what seemed like an epochal weather event. The reality was more mundane: The swimmers, many of them palm-sized, were likely picked up by a waterspout and dropped back down to earth as it lost momentum, the city told residents in a Facebook-plasing.
The fish showers are an example ofanimal rain,” the city explained, en “while it’s uncommon,” it can happen when the weather is just rightand the fish are just light enough.
      The animals didn’t originate in the sky before they started raining, natuurlik — eerder, they were picked up off the ground by powerful waterspouts, which begin in the air and move down toward water’s surface. As these spouts gain momentum, the vortex at the center of the waterspouts can start picking up small, light objectsincluding fish. And when the waterspout loses energy, those small objects come falling back down, explains the Biblioteek van die Kongres.
        Updraftssuper-strong windsare more powerful than waterspouts and can pick up animals larger than skinny fish, Volgens National Geographic, including birds, vlermuise, frogs and snakes.
          The residents of Texarkana were by all accounts relatively nonplussed by the bizarre weather event. Tim Brigham told CNN affiliate KSLA he thought it waspretty coolto see tiny fish falling from the sky and useful, ook — he said hestarted to get me a bucket and pick them up for fishing bait.The employees of Discount Wheel and Tire stepped away from the tires and instead started cleaning up their parking lot’s surprise seafood platter.
            Others shared photos of their own backyard fish finds after the city’s Facebook page asked them toshow us your fishy pics.Most of them were no bigger than the palm of the hand of the resident who took the photo.
            Texarkana’s animal rain may be one of the only recorded instances of the phenomenon in the state, but California last saw the same thing in 2017, wanneer elementary school officials in Oroville reported that 100 fish fell from the sky and onto school property. Fish have fallen from the sky in the town of Lajamanu in Australia’s Northern Territory at least three times in the last 30 jare, per die Weather Channel.

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