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The "Black Sunday" Dust Storm of 14 April 1935

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NWS Norman Graphicast Depicting the Surface Weather Conditions at 7:00 am CST on April 13, 1935
NWS Norman Graphicast Depicting the Surface Weather Conditions at 7:00 am CST on April 13, 1935

 

NWS Norman Graphicast Depicting the Surface Weather Conditions at 7:00 am CST on April 14, 1935
NWS Norman Graphicast Depicting the Surface Weather Conditions at 7:00 am CST on April 14, 1935

 

NWS Norman Graphicast Depicting the Surface Weather Conditions at 6:00 pm CST on April 14, 1935
NWS Norman Graphicast Depicting the Surface Weather Conditions at 6:00 pm CST on April 14, 1935

 

7:00 am CST April 13, 1935 U.S. Weather Burea Surface Analysis
U.S. Weather Bureau Surface Analysis at 7:00 am CST (1300 UTC) on April 13, 1935. Map Credit: NOAA Central Library Data Imaging Project. Daily Weather Maps, 13 April 1935.

 

7:00 am CST April 14, 1935 U.S. Weather Burea Surface Analysis
U.S. Weather Bureau Surface Analysis at 7:00 am CST (1300 UTC) on April 14, 1935. Map Credit: NOAA Central Library Data Imaging Project. Daily Weather Maps, 14 April 1935.

 

7:00 am CST April 15, 1935 U.S. Weather Burea Surface Analysis
U.S. Weather Bureau Surface Analysis at 7:00 am CST (1300 UTC) on April 15, 1935. Map Credit: NOAA Central Library Data Imaging Project. Daily Weather Maps, 15 April 1935.

 

Monthly Cooperative Observer Form for Arnett, OK for April 1935
This is an image of a typical monthly report form circa 1935. The form is the USWB monthly cooperative observer form from the observer in Arnett, OK for April 1935.

 


The Black Sunday dust storm located near Beaver, Oklahoma on 04/14/1935. Source: The National Archives

 


The Black Sunday dust storm approaching Liberal, Kansas on 04/14/1935. Source: The National Archives

 


The Black Sunday dust storm approaching Rolla, Kansas on 04/14/1935. Source: The National Archives

 


The Black Sunday dust storm approaching Spearman, Texas on 04/14/1935. Source: The National Archives

 


The Black Sunday dust storm approaching Spearman, Texas on 4/14/1935. In: "Monthly Weather Review," Volume 63, April 1935, p. 148. Source: NOAA Photo Library

 


Dust and sand heaped up against fence windbreak. "Local drifting began almost imperceptibly and finally merged with regional blowing."Prior to the 1930's there had been a number of episodes of dust storms occurring in the Dust Bowl area. In: "Erosion and Its Control in Oklahoma Territory," Angus H. McDonald, Misc. Publication No. 301, Department of Agriculture. 1938. Figure 2. S21.A46. Source: NOAA Photo Library

 


Dust buried farms and equipment, killed livestock, and caused human death and misery during the height of the Dust Bowl years. In: "Monthly Weather Review," June 1936, p.196. Source: NOAA Photo Library

 


Photo # 1 of sequence. Garden City at 5:15 p.m. Note street lights and compare to photo 2 to orient picture. In: "Effect of Dust Storms on Health," U. S. Public Health Service, Reprint No,. 1707 from the Public Health Reports, Vol. 50, no. 40, October 4, 1935. Source: NOAA Photo Library

 


Photo # 2 of sequence. Garden City approximately 15 minutes later after dust storm blotted out the sun. Street lights are on allowing orientation of picture . In: "Effect of Dust Storms on Health," U. S. Public Health Service, Reprint No,. 1707 from the Public Health Reports, Vol. 50, no. 40, October 4, 1935. Source: NOAA Photo Library

 


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