Friday, April 13, 2012 San Diego, CA — FOX5 & NBC7 News cover “Mysterious Booms” heard around the county and report a possible connection to “Military Chaff“ sprayed from planes and picked up on radar. Local officials ruled out earthquakes and thunder as the cause of the boom sounds. Marine and Navy officials say business and training are as usual, “Nothing is out of the ordinary”. However, radar at the time of the mystery boom showed line patterns consistent with “chemtrail aerosol geoengineering”. On a Friday the 13th filled with extreme weather and unexplained sounds & shaking, three local meteorologists disclose how chaff particles sprayed by military planes appear on radar.
Mysterious Booms Caused By Military Chaff?
0:01 Fox5 News – Friday the 13th.
0:38 Extreme weather, lightning strikes & power outages.
0:48 Water spouts
0:56 “Winter Storm Warning” – Spring snow in Southern California mountains.
1:15 Mystery Boom coverage – live shot with Heather Ford
2:08 Mystery Boom coverage – story
3:10 National Weather Service – Military “Chaff” on Radar.
4:58 NBC 7 covers Mysterious Booms
5:30 Pat Abbot, “Something happened in the atmosphere that was distributed widely.”
6:00 Pat Abbot, “The most likely thing was a fleet of planes.”
7:25 Meteorologist Jodi Kodesh — not thunder or lightning
8:05 Flight Pattern? “Now chaff is something that the aircraft are equipped with. It’s a spray that they put out in the atmosphere to confuse ground radars.”
8:25 False Weather Radar
9:00 NBC 7 @ 6 Mystery “Boom” Lights Up Facebook
9:45 Pat Abbot — earthquake or sonic boom?
10:10 Meteorologist Dagmar Midcap discovers she’s been fooled by false radar until yesterday and thinks that’s “a lot of fun”. She explains how the military dumps tiny particles and has been doing so “as long as radar has been around”.
10:30 Military Chaff on Radar over Mexico.
Pat Abbott, PH.D. San Diego State University Geology Professor Emeritus
Well it’s just that “Boom”. An earthquake will do that too. It will make your house shake and your windows shake and all of that. But it makes everything shake, where something in the atmosphere doesn’t affect the ground or the other parts. So this is the kind of a thing. Maybe this weather system coming, maybe putting a little bit of a lid helps something hit, noise hit it and reflect down. Most likely it’s a fleet, a swath of planes flying by and there was that collective sonic boom, you know, channeled to us. We get one of these kinds of big wide-spread mysterious booms maybe once a year or so. Something happened in the atmosphere and the most likely thing was a fleet of planes.
Fox5 News with Reporter Heather Ford – San Diego Hears And Feels A Mysterious Boom
Another possible coincidence was discovered by folks at the National Weather Service. “Sometimes, occasionally, the military will put some substances into the atmosphere that are detected by our radar, our weather surveillance radar. It’s a substance that’s called chaff.”
The chaffs do look similar to the oncoming storm system but they’re actually an indication of an aircraft. We replayed the radar images from 8:40am. It turns out several of those “chaffs” or planes where near the San Diego and Baja areas. Depending on how low and how fast, the planes could have created that sonic boom.
NBC7 Meteorologist Jodi Kodesh – What Was That Mystery Sound?
Well let’s talk about military chaff. You may or may not have heard of this. Now chaff is something that the aircraft are equipped with. It’s a spray that they put out in the atmosphere to confuse ground radars. It’s a protection against say radar guided missiles. Okay? So when they’re flying these test patterns, they will chaff the sky and it shows up on radars. Now I was looking at my radar and I was wondering, “Could it have been a flight pattern?”
Well here’s what happened. I called the National Weather Service and something interesting here. They confirmed that this, right here, this and this, are not rain. That was not rain on our radar. So this is not rain, what is it? Could it have been chaff? Well we may never know. But as a meteorologist, I know that bugs and birds can also cause it. I don’t think that was it because it’s sort of in a straight line. So that leaves me to believe it could have been a flight pattern. Like I said, “We may never know”.
NBC7 Weather Reporter Dagmar Midcap
I know that we’ve been dealing a lot with some military activity in terms of chaff anyway. And that’s something I experienced for the first time yesterday. That was a whole lot of fun. And that’s where the military just basically dumps some of these tiny particles of plastic or metal, Mylar into the atmosphere.
Basically they do this; well we do already have weather in the area, because it’s been around since as long as radar has been around. That’s the shot from yesterday’s six o’clock show. What they do is try to confuse ground based Doppler radar systems and as Mark put it so kindly, “Ground-based meteorologists”. And yes, ladies and gentlemen of the armed forces, it worked well.
That’s a shot of the Mylar. That’s a shot of the chaff, again, moving through the atmosphere yesterday. As you can see very distinctly different pattern from when a storm system would move through.