Fire in the sky overnight, across much of Wisconsin. A lot of people are wondering about the loud boom they heard and the Flashing light they saw last night in the Tri-State area (Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois). “Basically, we had a meteor come in . . . to the atmosphere at approximately 10:00 last night,” says Meterologist Jeff Boyne with the National Weather Service in La Crosse.
Jeff Boyne (:40 MP3) Jeff Boyne (:40 MP3)
Boyne says it was a Bolide meteor, which exploded before it hit the ground. He has no reports of where pieces of it landed. Boyne says Bolide meteors occur much more than you may realize. In fact one happened in January. Most of them land in the oceans and go unreported. In Iowa, a dashboard camera in a deputy’s squad car captured last night’s meteor.
Doug Wagen, WGLR