1930s Was By Far The Most Extreme Decade In The US

Twenty four states set their all time high temperature record in the 1930s. Drought covered more than 80% of the country.

The strongest hurricane to ever hit the US struck Florida on Labor day 1935, with 180 mph winds.


In June, 1934 almost the entire country was over one hundred degrees.


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2 Responses to 1930s Was By Far The Most Extreme Decade In The US

  1. P.J. says:

    That was natural … now it is caused by CO2 ;).

  2. pyeatte says:

    While there was a drought, much like what happened decades prior to the 1930s, it was made worse by the over-plowing encouraged by the Federal Government years before. This resulted in the dust bowl which persisted until the 40s when the rains came back. Read “The Worst Hard Times”. In the mid 30s there was a dust-storm that occurred on “Black Friday” that was so big and overpowering that it put a layer of dirt all the way to NYC. This put the fear of God in the politicians and FDR.

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