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Did you hear it? At approximately 7:30am this morning there was another loud “booming” sound that reverberated throughout North Central Alabama. Earlier this month in mid-November there was a mysterious booming sound which Meteorlogist James Spann coined the “Bama Boom.”
This morning Spann reported a second “boom” on Twitter and Facebook.
Another “Bama Boom” around 7:30a CT; this one in the Birmingham metro https://t.co/tgNZ9iRon5
— James Spann (@spann) November 26, 2017
Spann’s tweet was followed up by a flurry of responses from the region, including one from the Jefferson County Emergency Management Agency.
We received a report at approximately 7:28 of a double boom (could have been an echo). No information on the cause at this time.
— EMAJeffersonCoAL (@EMAJeffCoAL) November 26, 2017
Several residents throughout the region tweeted confirmation of the large “boom” in their neighborhood from English Village in Mountain Brook to as far north as Winston County.
@spann Also heard boom in English Village. Including second boom or echo, lasted for what I would guess was 2-3 full seconds. House and windows all shook.
— Ryan Moore (@LebronRyan) November 26, 2017
— Karl Stern (@dragonkingkarl) November 26, 2017
The cause on the first “boom” in mid- November is still a mystery. Here was James Spann’s last update from earlier this month.
“Still not clear explanation for the “Bama Boom” that was heard … Most likely meteor/bolide or military aircraft. Meteor scientists and their colleagues at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville will do further analysis today to triangulate and better characterize the energy of the event, which may provide more clues…”
Did you hear the “boom”? Bham Now will keep you updated when more information becomes available.
- Author’s note: I heard a loud noise that shook my house briefly at approximately 7:30 this morning too. It felt like a transformer had blown but the sound seemed far away. ~ Pat Byington