Loud booms heard from Beale explosive ordnance disposal
Booms heard from lower Yuba County all the way to Yuba City yesterday were caused by an explosive ordnance disposal, an official at Beale Air Force Base said.
Sgt. Eric Petosky said the explosions periodically happen on the base, with about one to three small shots done from a minimum safe distance.
A number of residents reported hearing at least two booms sometime around 1 p.m.
"Sound travels in amazing ways sometimes ... especially when it's cloudy. You can tend to hear the sound from further away because it bounces off the clouds," Petosky said.