Why Does it Sometimes Rain Frogs?

Chances are, you haven’t been pelted with frozen frogs falling from hundreds of feet in the air, but rest assured, it happens.

For those who have ever lived in a shore town, or at least by a lake, we have all known about a phenomenon called “water spouts.”

When extreme weather or atmospheric pressure is accompanied by swirling winds, water can be sucked right off of the surface of its vessel and spewed directly into the clouds. The waterspout can also be referred to as a “short bottom” or “water tornado.”

These tornadoes are usually directly linked with severe thunderstorms, and after the clouds fill with too much moisture from the high-pressure system, they tend to rain all of that moisture back down at once.

These tornadoes are so powerful that they have the capability to take the debris, foliage, low weight marine creatures, AND amphibians.

Sometimes, these systems are so highly pressurized that they can hold out until they hit land before they dispense their reserved liquid. Hence, grounded frog rain.

This particular event is incredibly rare, but in recent weather patterns related to the warming of the Earth, these frog rains are becoming more and more popular. As a matter of fact, the most recent frog rain happened YESTERDAY in Lison, Portugal.

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