What was that loud boom in DC’s suburbs? FOX 5 meteorologist has the answer

If you heard a loud boom in the D.C. suburbs on Tuesday morning, and wondered what it was, FOX 5 meteorologist Matt Cappucci has an answer for you.

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FOX 5 and its team have received multiple reports of the loud boom – primarily in Fairfax County.

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According to Cappucci, the sound was an "extremely powerful lightning strike plus a stout inversion, or increase in temperature with height, just above ground. That reflects sound back towards ground and allows it to propagate long distances."

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Cappucci elaborated that this is the second time in two weeks that a weak storm has prompted a similar phenomenon.