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Apparition: 1939

Apparition: 1939

1939. "Texas whirlwind." View full size. Nitrate negative by David Myers.

 

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DC'er by Day

I grew up in Oklahoma where these were common. We call them Dirt Devils.

[Like the vacuum cleaner? I've seen them called dust devils. - Dave]

Texas Whirlwinds

It was great fun to try to get into the middle of one of these when I was a kid in the Texas panhandle. We learned quickly to keep our mouths shut if we didn't want to eat dirt.

Texas Vortex

That tells me so much about Texas . . . and the phenomenon of weather. What a great picture!

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