Forget Cats and Dogs, It's Raining Fish in Australia!

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Australia was hit with torrential rains last week, and in the town of Lajamanu, "hundreds and hundreds" of small white fish reportedly fell from the sky.

According to Lajamanu resident Christine Balmer, the head-scratching incident happened twice on February 25 and February 26 at around 6 p.m., Tween Tribune reports. "I haven't lost my marbles," she said. "Thank God it didn't rain crocodiles."

This isn't the first time this has happened in the Northern Territory of Australia. The town locals reported fish falling from the sky in 1974 and 2004.

How could this be possible? Weather bureau senior forecaster Ashley Patterson said the conditions on Friday were perfect for a tornado in the Australian region, and "with an updraft," fish and water can be thrust as high as 60,000 or 70,000 feet, making it appear as if they are raining down.

Although no tornadoes have been reported to authorities, it is likely that the weather was so severe that it caused this "raining fish" effect without reaching tornado status. Either way, the phenomenon was a crazy surprise for Lajamanu locals.

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