Dust storm blots out sun

Weather and climate were important topics in the plains states of the U.S. in the 1930s.


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Photo #1 is Garden City, Kansas at 5:15 p.m. Note street lights and compare to photo # 2 to orient picture.  Second image is  approximately 15 minutes later after dust storm blotted out the sun. Street lights are on allowing orientation of picture .

From “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.

NOAA’s National Weather Service (NWS) Collection
Location: Kansas
Photo Date: 1935

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