Dust from Texas blows to Minnesota, causes dirty snow

CHANHASSEN, MN — If you’ve seen a bit of color in your snow, you aren’t imagining things.

The National Weather Service in the Twin Cities says some people may have noticed a tan or orange tint to the snow during the recent storm.

According to the NWS, the color is likely due to dust which high winds apparently blew in from west Texas.

The National Weather Service in Midland, Texas, posted the highest recorded wind gusts in the region were more than 70 mph.

A satellite image from Wednesday showed the blowing dust in west Texas heading to the northeast.

Below is a satellite loop of the event, which shows the dust (yellow in color) moving toward Minnesota.

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