Friday, January 6, 2012

Dust Storm



We wrap up Texas Week with this picture of a Dust Storm. The picture was taken in 1936 in the Texas Panhandle. The photo really captures the grim specter of the Dust Bowl in Texas.

11 comments:

  1. You talk about something that would scare the crap out of you.
    A person would have to think the world was coming to an end.
    If that happened to me, and I lived, I would be pack and moving the next day.
    And I thought some North Dakota blizzards were bad.

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  2. It was 37 above this morning at 4:00 A.M., going for a high of 36 above.
    We set a new high for the 5th of January with a 46 above

    Two 8 letter verifis in a row. Back to normal

    thiessed

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  3. I'll bet that guy in the car was pedeling as fast as he could to stay ahead of the storm.

    Did I read some place just recently that they still have those kind of storms in Arizona (I think).
    There was something about a couple getting married outsdie when one those storms hit.

    another 8 letter verifi

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  4. One such storm was captured a few months ago approaching Phoenix AZ. I never really appreciated the magnitude or intensity of a really good dust storm (I think they call it a 'haboob' or something close to that) like the one pictured, until I saw one rolling in with my own eyes -- albeit, virtually.

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  5. They do look fearsome.

    45 and sunny, going up to almost 60.

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  6. While I was stationed at Spokane, Washington years ago we would experience mild dust storms from the westerly winds blowing across the state. The sky would change to an eerie burnt orange color. If you went out in it you could instantly feel the dust start to cake up around the eyes and in your nose. If you left a window open even if just a crack in your car or home you would have a mess to clean up.

    I'm glad we don't have dust storms here in Ohio.

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  7. Haboobs are simply another of nature's way of telling us not to mess with her. There are several pictures at

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haboob

    including the one in Arizona in 2011.

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  8. Don't know much abut dust storms, except I don't think I ever want to be in one. Have seen pictures of sand storms in the Middle East, and those don't look like much fun either.

    Waiting for a good domestic update on the Africa trip, PJM.

    DADD---5 letters this time. Not much of a post, but couldn't pass us a 5 letter one--nerst

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  9. I have been in a couple good storms like this and I can tell you it's no fun. If that car is coming out of that mess I'm surprised it didn't choke up the carburetor. Might just be trying to out run it though. Poor camera man. Hope he had shelter.

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  10. My class is reading a novel about the Dust owl of the 1930s, and we are looking at what life was like at that time. I can't believe the conditions that people lived under during those times. Thanks for the picture. Waiting to hear more from Africa!

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