The "dust bowl" was a period throughout the 1930 that afflicted the prairies of North America with severe drought and fierce dust storms. In this dramatic photograph a violent dust storm is seen bearing down on the town of Spearman, Texas.
The photograph was taken on 14 April 1935 in Spearman, Texas. From: "Monthly Weather Review," Volume 63, April 1935, p. 148.
Credit: NOAA/DoC; from NOAA's National Weather Service (NWS) Collection [source].