Seriously! There really is such a thing as Non-Aqueous Rain

Aqueous means water and so since we are talking about non-aqueous rain we are talking about other stuff instead of water falling from the the sky.  For example, there have been reported cases of jellyfish, spiders, toads, birds, fish, even parts of cows falling from the sky.  Sometimes the creatures are frozen in water or torn to pieces when they fall from the sky.  Maybe waterspouts or tornados pick the creatures up, sometimes thousands of feet in the air, then winds carry them away from the area of the storm and then drop them in a place that had no storm.

January 13, 2012 – Lorento, Phillipines – the last known occurrence of Fish falling from the sky.

June 20, 2010 – Rakoczifalva, Hungary – the last sighting of frogs and toads.

1894 – Bath, England – Jellyfish.

July 11, 2007 – Jennings, Louisiana – Worms

April 6, 2007 – Salta Province, Argentina – Spiders

Raining fish in Northern Argentina – 1989

Raining Frogs

Raining Frogs


Raining Spiders

Raining Balloons

Well…it could rain balloons…if a bunch of kids let go of their helium filled balloons at the same time.

It’s a balloon party!



Winter Storms Athena and Brutus

On November 7th Winter Storm Athena struck the northeastern US. The Weather Channel made it clear in October that they would name major winter storms that have an impact on major population centers.  The November 7, 2012 that struck  the northern east coast was given a name because it occurred following Hurricane Sandy and hit major population centers.  As much as a foot of snow fell in some places and over 10,000 people lost power.

Point Pleasant Beach, NJ November 7, 2012


Jenkinson’s Boardwalk, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ… November 8, 2012

On November 11th Winter Storm Bruce hit the northern Rockies, blanketing the region with over a foot of snow.  In some places this was twice the snowfall of all of last year.

Then National Weather Service seems pretty unhappy about the Weather Channel naming storms without their permission…However, it looks like this idea is going to stick.

Aftermath of Super Storm Sandy

Sandy has left but people are still recovering.  Most people have power…some don’t.  Subways and underground  tunnels were flooded.   The Atlantic City boardwalk was destroyed.  Fire destroyed 50 homes on Breezy Point, Queens.  More than 100 people died in 10 states from trees falling into their homes, walls collapsing from flooding, and drowning.  My dad is in Maryland right now helping to adjust claims caused by the disaster that was caused by Sandy.  We miss you daddy!  Stay safe and come back as soon as you can.

Boardwalk under water

New Jersey Shore

Oct. 30, 2012 – 5 miles South of Atlantic City, N.J.

Water coming through doors in subway station in NYC

NYC Flooding lower Manhattan 7th St

Kent Island Maryland

Battery Park Tunnel, NYC under water