April 6, 1936

The year 1936 was one of the worst in US history. On April 6, tornadoes killed hundreds of people across the south.



Two weeks earlier, the country suffered from massive dust storms and flooding.

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Prior to that was one of the coldest winters in US history



The summer had one of the worst droughts in US history

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And it was the hottest summer in US history




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8 Responses to April 6, 1936

  1. omanuel says:

    Politically motivated climate science is humorous !

    Politically motivated nuclear physics is dangerous !

    The dangerous reality for us today is our lack of preparation to safely harness and use nuclear energy for the survival of society if the Sun enters another cyclic quiet period (Maunder Minimum):

    1. Aston’s nuclear packing fraction correctly shows nuclear stability

    2. Von Weizsacker’s nuclear binding energy does NOT tell stability

    3. To hide the source of energy that causes fission – NEUTRON REPULSION – nuclear physics textbooks replaced Aston with von Weivzsacker after 1945.

    Politically motivated climate science is humorous, but
    politically motivated nuclear physics is dangerous !

  2. Gail Combs says:

    I do not think we are looking at a repeat of 1936 yet.

    Pacific and Atlantic Ocean influences on multidecadal drought frequency in the United States: graph link from: http://www.pnas.org/content/101/12/4136.figures-only

    Full paper: (wwwDOT)pnas.org/content/101/12/4136.full.pdf+html

    However the jet stream has certainly changed from what we saw in the 1980 to the turn of the century.

  3. gator69 says:

    Despite being a flaming progressive, FDR was a well known climate change denier.

  4. I’m seeing the same parallels Steve. Maybe very cold winters trigger a perturbation that dries out the air (like producing a patch of cold water in the pacific). It would make the air much easier to heat over land if it gets trapped long enough, would suppress clouds until heated more, and if moving easily, could also provide a drier and cooler supply along tornado alley which could make for higher contrast with gulf moisture.

  5. daveburton says:

    And that was when CO2 levels were around 305-310 ppm, compared to today’s 400.

  6. ccglea says:

    Imagine if the weather channel was around in 1936!

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