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Strange weather phenomenon pelts Mexican town with fish
By Elleda Wilson

The Daily Astorian

Published on October 6, 2017 12:01AM


Because of the bizarre weather on the North Coast Sept. 18, this item caught the Ear’s attention: On Sept. 28, in Tampico, Mexico, tiny fish were falling from the sky during a light rainstorm, according to a story on LiveScience.com (http://tinyurl.com/fishyfall). A few of the finny flyers are pictured, courtesy of Protección Civil Tamaulipas.

So how is this possible? Scientists say the fish got sucked up into the sky during a waterspout, then winds carried them inland, where they dropped to the ground. Apparently, this isn’t all that unusual, as “fishy rains” have been documented in several locations around the globe. Just not here. Yet.



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