Several days ago, on the 18th, we had a tremendous multi-car pileup on I-35 north of Oklahoma City in Kay County.
SCENES OF 'DUST BOWL DAYS' RETURN AS OKLAHOMA STORM CAUSES HIGHWAY PILEUP
Oklahoma has been in exceptional drought for months.
Strong winds swept over a field that is in the extreme drought zone blowing the topsoil over the interstate. The resulting multi-car collision was in our news for at least two days as reporters talked about our drought conditions and took a look back at what the Dust Bowl days were like in the 1930s.
David Wilkerson in his 1976 book Racing Toward Judgment (pg 70):
A second judgment zone will be stricken with drought. Long, tragic drought. Rivers and streams will dry up. Water tables will no longer support irrigation systems. Crops will wither and die in the fields. Winds will carry away topsoil, and this nation will suffer its worst dust bowl in all its history. None has been like it before, and none will ever be like it again. The drought will spread and cover thousands of square miles. Smaller dry zones in various parts of the nation will also develop. Thousands of acres are already in dust-bowl conditions. (emphasis mine)
If David Wilkerson is correct, our drought conditions will not get better anytime soon, and, in fact, will worsen and apparently to the extent that the terrible Dust Bowl days of the 1930s will not compare.
I don't know if we can really comprehend that.