Fish rain from sky in Texarkana, Texas during freak weather


A TOWN in Texas ends the year with quite a lot of fish.

Residents of Texarkana were shocked to see fish falling from the sky on Wednesday due to an abnormal weather phenomenon.

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Residents of Texarkana were shocked to see fish falling from the skyCredit: Facebook / City of Texarkana

The bizarre event began as a normal rainstorm on Wednesday afternoon, before locals saw fish falling from the sky and landing in their own backyard.

Although it happened quickly, countless photos and videos of the bizarre storm have been uploaded to the internet as residents find fish in the small town’s backyards and parking lots.

The National Geographic Society explained this phenomenon as “animal rain”, and there is apparently the reports of it going back to ancient civilization.

“Animal rain is a phenomenon that occurs when small aquatic animals like frogs, crabs and small fish are washed away by waterspouts or drafts that occur on the surface of the earth,” said the city ​​of Texarkana in a statement. Facebook post. “They then rained along with the rain.”

However, National Weather Service meteorologists said on Thursday that there had been no reports of waterspouts nearby during the storm, according to KHOU11.

Reports of falling fish were also made in a separate town across the Arkansas state border.

Residents of Texarkana were encouraged to share their photos of fish on the city's Facebook

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Residents of Texarkana were encouraged to share their photos of fish on the city’s FacebookCredit: Twitter / @camillecwarren

“I guess if you live long enough you will be able to see a lot of things,” said a resident who shared their experience on Youtube. “Today I got to see fish that were thrown out after a rainstorm – something I never thought I would see.”

Residents of Texarkana were encouraged to share their photos of fish on the city’s Facebook.

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“Animal rain” is when small animals like fish or frogs are washed away by a storm and then rain along with the rain.Credit: Twitter / @camillecwarren
Countless photos and videos of the bizarre storm have been uploaded to the internet

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Countless photos and videos of the bizarre storm have been uploaded to the internetCredit: Twitter / @camillecwarren

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