8/24/2022 @ 0233 UTC
40.546356 • -106.586326
This event was a POSSIBLE meteorite fall that occurred at 8:33 PM local time on 24 Aug 2022, or 2:33:39 UTC. Events are recorded as “possible” if they produce potential signatures of a meteorite fall in weather radar imagery at the time and place described by eyewitnesses, but no meteorites have been recovered from the event to date. The fireball was a bright and apparently slow-moving fireball and 62 eyewitnesses reported it to the American Meteor Society from CO, UT, and WY. No reports of sonic booms were recorded.
Meteorites have not been recovered from this event. The event features a single, relatively strong radar signature with evidence of short-range turbulence. The fact that it appears in only one radar sweep is not a strong indicator of a meteorite fall, but the appearance of turbulence is suggestive of a fall.
This event is recorded as American Meteor Society event number 5337 for the year 2022.
The appearance of falling meteorites on radar occurs at 02:35:55 UTC and 10,173 m above sea level (ASL) in the 0233 UTC data set for the KFTG radar in the 1.80 degree elevation radar sweep. It appears 135s after the fireball terminus.