Meteor (potential meteorite) seen and heard Sunday afternoon Did you hear a LOUD boom Sunday afternoon?
Chief Meteorologist Dan Skoff tells us what it may have been by: Dan Skoff Posted: Aug 12, 2019 / 04:24 PM CDT / Updated: Aug 12, 2019 / 10:44 PM Ark. (KNWA) — MANY of you heard a boom💥Sunday afternoon, August 11, around 5:10 p.m. (CDT).
It has been confirmed by the American Meteor Society what you saw and heard a little after 5 p.m. is known as a fireball bolide meteor.
Meteor Terminology on American Meteor Society If it was in fact a fireball meteor it would show up on GOES Geostationary Lightning Mapper (GLM).
GOES-16 GLM (Geostationary Lightning Mapper) Data (courtesy: Steve Cobb NWS Tulsa) Data Time Between 5:05-5:06 pm CDT Clear Radar with No Storms in SW MO.
Well, the #GOES16 GLM data confirmed a FLASH (flash density) in SW Missouri with NO STORMS even close between 5:05 p.m. to 5:06 p.m. CDT.
The more quality reports the American Meteor Society receives from eyewitnesses, the better the chance of tracking down where the potential meteorite landed.