(FOX 9) - Did you notice the snow in your yard had a brown or tan hint to it today? Nope, it’s not your eyes.
The brown/tan color comes from dust that was blown by high winds all the way from west Texas. The dust was sucked into the storm and rode the mid-level winds northward overnight. The snow, sleet and hail formed around it and fell to ground, giving the top coat of our snow that brownish color.
More than 8 inches of snow fell in the Twins Cities from Wednesday to Thursday and a few more inches are expected to fall by the week’s end.
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Have you noticed a tan or orange tint to the snow this morning? If so, the color is likely due to dust that was blown by high winds all the way from west Texas. Here's a satellite image from yesterday showing the blowing dust in west Texas heading NE. #mnwx #wiwx #txwx pic.twitter.com/RIlauFnE3g— NWS Twin Cities (@NWSTwinCities) April 11, 2019