Popping and booming, what causes it?

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Lots of people have been hearing cracks and booms.

Storm Team 10’s Kevin Orpurt shares his thoughts on what he thinks may be causing them.

The ground has frozen to a depth of about 18 inches, and since the ground is frozen so deeply, water in the ground freezes and then expands with force.

That is what creates a popping sound.

Kevin recently talked with a guy whose grandpa told him that the sap in trees can also freeze.

That can create a snapping or cracking noise.

If you’ve been hearing the noises, chances are, it’s because the weather has been so cold.

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