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A dust storm approaches Spearman in northern Texas, April 14, 1935.

Black Sunday was a particularly serious dust storm, or black blizzard, that took place during the Dust bowl era on April 14, 1935.

Event

The storm began in the mid afternoon.[1] A long drought during the first half of the 1930s, combined with a lack of knowledge of conservation techniques, caused excessive topsoil erosion on farmlands in the mid-west. Disastrous dust storms like these forced many farmers to leave their homes to start a new life elsewhere, especially California.[2] The storm itself was created by a combination of dry topsoil and high (60 mph) winds. [3]

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