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Dust Bowl Conditions Have Returned To Kansas, Oklahoma And North Texas
Zero Hedge ^ | 5-29-2014 | Tyler Durden

Posted on 05/29/2014 11:30:32 AM PDT by blam

Tyler Durden
05/29/2014

In early 1978, a song entitled "Dust in the Wind" by a rock band known as Kansas shot up the Billboard charts. When Kerry Livgren penned those now famous lyrics, he probably never imagined that Dust Bowl conditions would return to his home state just a few short decades later. Sadly, that is precisely what is happening.

When American explorers first traveled through north Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas, they referred to it as "the Great American Desert" and they doubted that anyone would ever be able to farm it. But as history has shown, when that area gets plenty of precipitation the farming is actually quite good. Unfortunately, the region is now in the midst of a devastating multi-year drought which never seems to end. Right now, 56 percent of Texas, 64 percent of Oklahoma and 80 percent of Kansas are experiencing "severe drought", and the long range forecast for this upcoming summer is not good.

In fact, some areas in the region are already drier than they were during the worst times of the 1930s. And the relentless high winds that are plaguing that area of the country are kicking up some hellacious dust storms. For example, some parts of Kansas experienced a two day dust storm last month. And Lubbock, Texas was hit be a three day dust storm last month. We are witnessing things that we have not seen since the depths of the Dust Bowl days, and unless the region starts getting a serious amount of rain, things are going to get a whole lot worse before they get any better.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: climatechange; drought; dustbowl; farming; foodprices; globalwarming; globalwarminghoax

1 posted on 05/29/2014 11:30:32 AM PDT by blam
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To: blam

Severe drought feeds upon itself, you’ll see a storm cloud coming up, actually smell the rain but nothing hits the ground. It evaporates on the way down due to extremely low humidity and arid ground.


2 posted on 05/29/2014 11:32:32 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: blam
Gonna get worse?

U.S. Food Inflation Running At 22%

3 posted on 05/29/2014 11:32:42 AM PDT by blam
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To: blam

It’s a good thing this NEVER HAPPENED BEFORE.

Now our govt can be certain it’s CLIMATE CHANGE!


4 posted on 05/29/2014 11:33:56 AM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: blam
A Deadly Pig Virus Wiped Out 10% Of The US Hog Population — And Now It's Back
5 posted on 05/29/2014 11:34:50 AM PDT by blam
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To: blam

Floods followed by droughts because of a govt beholden to environmentalists who don’t want to let us alter the biome to support human civilization.


6 posted on 05/29/2014 11:36:44 AM PDT by Bogey78O (We had a good run. Coulda been great still.)
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To: blam

Lubbock, TX made up its entire yearly rainfall deficit on Monday. The climate “experts” can only complain, but God makes it rain. Praise the Lord!


7 posted on 05/29/2014 11:40:55 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: txrefugee

I’m sure it was welcomed, but a deluge on scorched, hard ground is going to be largely wasted as runoff.


8 posted on 05/29/2014 11:50:08 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: blam

Meanwhile...Libs push eating bugs, not taking baths or showers, eating small substandard vegetables, teaching your kids how to have sex at 4 yo.....


9 posted on 05/29/2014 11:58:45 AM PDT by Dallas59 ("Remember me as you pass by, As you are now, so once was I, As I am now, so you will be")
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To: txrefugee

Joe Bastardi is predicting the returning “dust bowl” will be more of a mud bowl before summer is over.


10 posted on 05/29/2014 12:04:04 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: cripplecreek

Yes, and I certainly hope he is right. We had a good rain here in SE Texas. We’ve had two good ones this year but an April with 1.34” of rain. This week felt more “normal” than I have seen in a long time.

At the farm though we are still running about 2/3 of “normal”.

This article though looks like a lot of hand wringing from some child that does not consult history.


11 posted on 05/29/2014 12:18:31 PM PDT by Sequoyah101
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Rain at the right place and the right time are what matter.

We had a cold dry April here in Southern Michigan which meant few flowers on the fruit trees so there will be little fruit. Fortunately it was a pretty local phenomena so there shouldn’t be a big spike in prices.


12 posted on 05/29/2014 12:22:23 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: txrefugee

So glad you had rain out there. Drove through that area last year for the first time in years and noticed all the wind farms which I didn’t realize were even there. I’m not a believer in global warming but I have to think that somehow the presence of these farms has to have an effect on the weather in that area.


13 posted on 05/29/2014 1:00:58 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: cripplecreek
Joe Bastardi is predicting the returning “dust bowl” will be more of a mud bowl before summer is over.

Indeed, they should check out last week's Saturday summary:

Joe Bastardi's Saturday Summary May 24, 2014

14 posted on 05/29/2014 1:02:31 PM PDT by CedarDave (CNN: The "Crisis News Channel" - all Flight 370 hysteria and global warming blather, all the time.)
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To: CedarDave

He seems to rely heavily on historical data refined against current weather patterns.

However he does it, it works.


15 posted on 05/29/2014 1:08:57 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: RegulatorCountry

With all our dry creeks/rivers and low lakes no runoff is wasted. Lots of people up there irrigate anyway so if it goes in a lake or make it to ground water they will get it.


16 posted on 05/29/2014 1:10:34 PM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: blam
Lakes Travis, Kemp, Diversion, Waurika and Arrowhead are at 20-30% of capacity. Never in my lifetime have they been this low.
17 posted on 05/29/2014 2:07:24 PM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: blam
ZeroHedge has predicted 15 of the last three economic and political crises.
18 posted on 05/29/2014 2:10:37 PM PDT by Wallace T.
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To: vetvetdoug

I used to go to Lake Travis in the 70’s and 80’s.


19 posted on 05/29/2014 2:16:54 PM PDT by blam
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To: Resolute Conservative

A very interesting book to read about the Dust Bowl is “The Worst Hard Times.” I’ve forgotten the author. If offers an unforgettable overview about the dust bowl. My grandparents told me stories so I was somewhat prepared for this.

Man plans, God Laughs!


20 posted on 05/29/2014 3:53:28 PM PDT by jayrunner
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To: jayrunner

The Worst Hard Time

21 posted on 05/29/2014 5:04:45 PM PDT by blam
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To: blam

There’s no excuse for this in today’s world.


22 posted on 05/29/2014 8:14:08 PM PDT by varmintman (It must really suck to be a Nazi in Kiev these days...)
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