9/26/2022 @ 0404 UTC
32.629034 • -84.396568
This meteorite fall was a fireball that occurred at 11:04 PM local time on 25Sep 2022, or 04:04 26 Sep UTC. Thirty-seven eyewitnesses reported it to the American Meteor Society, of which one reported hearing the event.
At least two meteorites have been recovered from this event at the time of this writing.
This event is recorded as American Meteor Society event number 6491for 2022. Signatures of falling meteorites can be found in imagery from four nearby NOAA NEXRAD weather radars, KMXX, KEOX, KJGX, and KFFC.
The first appearance of falling meteorites on radar occurs at 04:05:42 UTC and 16,027 m above sea level (ASL) in the KMXX 0401 UTC data set in the 6.46 degree elevation radar sweep. Signatures consistent with falling meteorites appear in a total of twelve radar sweeps, with a final signature appearing at 04:11:13 UTC. Total elapsed radar observation time of falling meteorites is 5 minutes and 31 seconds, with a calculated mass range between 368g and 0.357g. The fireball traveled from south to north with strong west to east crosswinds at around 11,000' altitude. This produces a boomerang-shaped strewn field as the smaller, slower-falling masses were carried eastward.