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Tons of topsoil were blown off barren fields and carried in storm clouds for hundreds of miles. But the entire region, and eventually the entire country, was affected. More and more dust storms had been blowing up in the years leading up to that day. In , 14 dust storms were recorded on the Plains.
Monsoon moisture in the Southwest and Great Basin will continue producing isolated, heavy rain for portions of the Southwest. This moisture will interact with a boundary in the Plains for a greater threat of flash flooding across the Central Plains. Tropical Cyclone Erick is forecast to pass south of Hawaii Friday, with heavy rain and high surf expected, especially, on the Big Island. Daily Weather Maps , 13 April Daily Weather Maps , 14 April
Most of us can only imagine what it might have been like during the Stock Market Crash of and the Great Depression and Dust Bowl that followed. But, the experiences of the people who lived through it speak to us through the many images and interviews that capture the feeling of the Photographs of dusty farmers and barren land show us how bad it had gotten. The images of dust storms show how tremendous clouds of dust spread across the country. As families were already living through the most impoverished years in living memory, the added hardships of drought and dust brought many families to their breaking point.