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TX, NM dust storm makes dirty snow for MN

Did you notice the snow from this storm is a little off-color?

If you made it out of your house today you might have noticed some of the snow has a brownish tint.

We're calling it "snirt" or snow dirt.

It all started with a dust storm in New Mexico and Texas.

A satellite loop from the University of Wisconsin shows how this powerful storm system took the airborne dust particles from Texas and New Mexico all the way to Minnesota.