New Year's Fish Rain in Texarkana Brigs Dubuque's Frog Rain to Mind

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People in Texarkana, Texas were surprised to see small fish falling from the sky during a Thunderstorm last week.  On December 31st the city of Texarkana posted a note about the experience on Facebook.  Several area residents have shared photos and descriptions of the experience.

The National Weather Service says animal rain is rare but not unheard of.  It is normally the result of waterspouts or strong updrafts which draw water and the animals in it upward high enough that the creatures seem to fall like living hailstones.

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Dubuque experienced a rain of frogs in 1882.  For more on the phenomenon in general, and the occurrence in Dubuque specifically, see: Dubuques-frog-rain-explained-by-the-history-guy/

For photos and more details more on the Texarkana fish rain, see the city of Texarkana on Facebook here: Facebook.com/texarkanatexas/posts/287678246727984

 

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