Residents of Tucson, Arizona got an early preview of the Germinid meteor shower 12/11/2013 when a shock wave, created by a meteor rattled windows and frightened residents with the resulting sonic boom.
Most do not realize since comet ISON atomized during its closest pass around the sun the resulting debris will follow the same path as the comet would have. What this means is earth will begin to experience spectacular meteor showers beginning around the last two weeks of December 2013 and should last into the 3rd week of January of 2014.
Along with the substantial increase in shooting stars, there will also be quite a few fireballs as well. Some of these larger pieces of ISON very well could make it to the ground.
Over the next several weeks earth could experience many impacts such as the Russian meteor of February 2013 where over 1500 people were injured as an indirect result of the meteor.
The next several weeks will be very interesting and perhaps to a certain extent, dangerous.