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(WPXI.com)   Pittsburgh starts the new year with a (mysterious) boom   (wpxi.com) divider line
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2022-01-01 3:04:05 PM  
Uhh... NYE fireworks?
 
2022-01-01 3:49:31 PM  
Out go the lights?
 
2022-01-01 3:58:27 PM  
Sonic booms?
 
2022-01-01 4:32:52 PM  
Somebody had the "special" at Primanti's?
 
2022-01-01 4:35:38 PM  
Iron city farts?
 
2022-01-01 5:23:46 PM  
NWS says the cause is out of this world.
 
2022-01-01 6:04:44 PM  
It's Pennsylvania, so it's either a meteor or someone accidentally dropping a shiatload of steel somewhere.
 
2022-01-01 6:23:22 PM  
I didn't hear a thing, but I'm in the east part of the city, not the south.

/ Point Breeze
 
2022-01-01 6:52:05 PM  
Big Ben drop ball, go boom.
 
2022-01-01 6:52:25 PM  
Trumpets of the apocalypse?

😃

 
2022-01-01 6:53:27 PM  
I didn't think Skyline Chili had expanded to PA yet.
 
2022-01-01 6:54:43 PM  
Great, we start out the year with giant meteor letting us down again.
 
2022-01-01 6:56:49 PM  
Shook the house and spooked the cats here, 14 miles south of Pittsburgh.
 
2022-01-01 6:57:12 PM  
I find it odd that people call 911 because they heard a loud noise.
 
2022-01-01 7:01:04 PM  
It definitely was not the mortar I drunkenly set off before dropping in the launcher tube.  Definitely not.
 
2022-01-01 7:01:33 PM  
Sex with Subby's mom?
 
2022-01-01 7:04:57 PM  
Don't look up!
 
2022-01-01 7:13:24 PM  
Information from the GOES-16 Geostationary Lightning Mapper satellite, which specifically searches for light emitted by lightning, detected "a flash that was not associated with lightning" at the time of the incident.

Well I suppose the disintegrating meteor theory is possible. I'm still blaming Guile
 
2022-01-01 7:13:33 PM  
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2022-01-01 7:17:57 PM  
"Woe, woe, woe, to those who dwell on the earth, because of the remaining blasts of the trumpet of the three angels who are about to sound!"

this translates to "you ain't seen nothin' yet"
 
2022-01-01 7:21:31 PM  
Sandworms.
 
2022-01-01 7:21:37 PM  

OkieDookie: Big Ben drop ball, go boom.


It was actually the sound of his knees finally collapsing in on themselves and forming a tiny black hole, which will soon consume all of Allegheny County.
 
2022-01-01 7:21:40 PM  
It was just a car.

L'Trimm - Cars with the Boom (Official Music Video)
Youtube 6fMERyRz498
 
2022-01-01 7:25:00 PM  
Quadrantid meteor shower.

Famous for its number of fireballs.

Peaks during next couple days but lots of fun before and after.

Should have been first line in story

 
2022-01-01 7:28:41 PM  
Had something similar happen in my area in late October-early November. Loud boom like a single thunderclap, house vibrated, but wasn't thunder. It was overcast with light rain so you couldn't tell if it was a meteor.
 
2022-01-01 7:36:34 PM  
It couldn't be trash bag balloons filled with hydrogen generated by aluminum scrap immersed in hydrochloric acid, sent aloft with a length of cannon fuse from CMU.

Because that never happens

/no one ever died
// from that (surprising)
/// Freon inhalation.  Different story
 
2022-01-01 7:39:15 PM  
Seen lurking about...

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2022-01-01 7:43:06 PM  

abhorrent1: I find it odd that people call 911 because they heard a loud noise.


Eh, I call 911 when I hear gunfire. It's a courtesy.
 
2022-01-01 7:47:34 PM  

alechemist: Iron city farts?


That stuff's not half bad if you can choke down the bark.
 
2022-01-01 7:48:04 PM  
That's great. But I thought it started with an earthquake.
 
2022-01-01 7:56:59 PM  
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2022-01-01 8:04:06 PM  
Fark WPXI.  Thankfully, I verified this from NWS Pittsburgh, since WPXI probably started scrambling to get whatever GQP state rep on payroll on the phone to blame Gov. Wolf and get state employees fired.

I am two hours from Pittsburgh, and heard what sounded like firecrackers at that time.
 
2022-01-01 8:04:53 PM  

abhorrent1: I find it odd that people call 911 because they heard a loud noise.


"This comes after several calls came into Channel 11 about big booms"
They didn't call 911, they called the local TV station.
 
2022-01-01 8:07:06 PM  
I thought it was something going on in East Pittsburgh near the steel plant, they switch cars down there and it sounds a lot like that. Sounds echo around the valleys strangely and the weather can do odd things to it.
 
2022-01-01 8:12:33 PM  

Noah_Tall: It was just a car.

[YouTube video: L'Trimm - Cars with the Boom (Official Music Video)]


lol.  I was thinking, I wanna post that track, with the cars that go boom, but I've got no idea who it's by
 
2022-01-01 8:12:48 PM  
 
2022-01-01 8:17:47 PM  
Better post to nextdoor. Report the people walking down the sidewalk while yinz at it, pillbilly.
 
2022-01-01 8:42:53 PM  

johnny_vegas: Sonic booms?


we had one in central iIlinois last week.  it was heard from Springfield to Chambana. It turns out it was the Nat. Guards new toy F-15E making a sonic boom from 40,000 ft. which further amplifies the cone of boom.
 
2022-01-01 8:43:29 PM  
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/They sure could... been...

//But, was boom?

///Meteor have.

 
2022-01-01 8:49:42 PM  
Turn on the closed captioning. It's kind of hilarious.


A couple of my tenants called me because I'd just changed out the gas lines. I reassured them but thought, "If there was something wrong with my work, we'd all have bigger problems."

 
2022-01-01 8:53:45 PM  
Susan Ivanova No boom today HQ
Youtube CnR3Tyrg_10
 
2022-01-01 8:55:08 PM  

Begoggle: abhorrent1: I find it odd that people call 911 because they heard a loud noise.

"This comes after several calls came into Channel 11 about big booms"
They didn't call 911, they called the local TV station.


?

"Allegheny County 9-1-1 has received reports of a loud boom "
 
2022-01-01 9:31:29 PM  
If they're like the hill people that live in my corner of NJ, they're shooting tannerite to celebrate baby Jesus and the New Year.
 
2022-01-01 9:38:55 PM  
It's PA. Most likely rednecks + tannerite
 
2022-01-01 9:43:57 PM  
The door closing on Ben Roethlisberger's career?
 
2022-01-01 10:21:43 PM  
John Madden taunting the Steelers from heaven?
 
2022-01-01 10:55:28 PM  
No one seems concerned about the constant gunfire tho
 
2022-01-01 11:07:52 PM  

vudukungfu: No one seems concerned about the constant gunfire tho


Why would they? It's Pittsburgh. Started as a fort.
 
2022-01-02 12:11:06 AM  

cefm: The door closing on Ben Roethlisberger's career?


During the holiday season, whenever you hear a boom, an angel has just gotten raped by Big Ben
 
2022-01-02 9:55:11 AM  
They don't call cabbage rolls "hunky hand grenades" for nothing!
 
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