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It's Raining Fish And Frogs

Monday, March 1, 2010 17:31 GMT

STATE COLLEGE, Penn. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Next time it’s pouring rain, watch out for falling frogs.

According to seasoned meteorologist Paul Yeager, author of Weather Whys: Facts, Myths, And Oddities (Perigee), on shelves tomorrow (Mar. 2), strong storms and tornadoes could actually cause frogs to fall from the sky.

Rising air from a storm has been known to pull light animals like frogs, fish, and salamanders from water and send them flying down the road with the rain.

That’s not the only weird weather phenomenon.

Yeager says cold fronts can create oddly warm weather, fires can directly cause thunderstorms, and there’s a strong chance that cows really do lie down right before it rains.

Seattle isn’t as rainy as people think – in fact, it rains more in New York City – and Chicago, aka “The Windy City,” isn’t even one of the top 25 windiest cities in the United States, despite the misleading nickname.