Tornadoes in the Moldavian Plateau – Between Myth and Reality

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All those who spent our holidays in the countryside to our gradparents or relatives, we heard about the elders’ stories about storms that rained frogs and fish. I also remember such a story that occured in the villages of Covasna river basin in 1970. The elders were speaking about such a heavy rain accompanied by fish that would have occurred due to an overheating of the active surface in July or August 1946 as well as in 1968 (!). Then, out of the blue, out of the forest, from ESE, black clouds accompanied by thunder and lightning occured, while frogs and fish fell among heavy drops of dirty rain.

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