Feb 1936: The Month Omaha Froze

Perhaps no other decade has brought such an extreme variety of weather to Nebraska as the 1930s have done. From drought, dust, tornadoes, flooding, heat, cold, and everything in between. While stories of the Dust Bowl include the massive walls of dust, families struggling to survive in extreme economic circumstances, or drought so severe it dried out whole states. While these all are all staples of the Dust Bowl years, this particular edition of This Week in WX History will focus on one particular month, where an entirely other disaster struck the heartland, brutal cold and massive piles of snow.