Today in Weather History

Good evening to you! Easter is right around the corner, can you believe it? We sure can’t!

On this day, in 1935, the Great Plains lived through the historical “Black Sunday.” In the midst of the Dust Bowl, to which took place from 1930 to 1936, a severe dust storm devastated the panhandles of Oklahoma and Texas. So, you may be wondering: what does this have to do with weather? A lot, actually! This storm was the direct result of a combination of conditions, including dry soil (resulting from a four-year drought), the moving-out of a cold air mass, and the propagation of a strong cold front. Below is a photo taken near Beaver, Oklahoma. It doesn’t even look real!

(National Weather Service)

Have a wonderful Easter! Take some time off to spend it with your loved ones! God bless you!

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