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Tan snow? Dust from Texas and New Mexico!

While shoveling my front walk during what I hope is the last snow of 2019, I noticed a tan surface on the new snow. First I thought it was sap from maple trees, but it was everywhere. What the heck was going on?

I found the answer in our Minnesota Weathertalk blog. According to blog author and U of M climatologist, Mark Seeley, the recent snow storm on April 10-12 swept across the plains from Colorado to Wisconsin. The wind was so strong, it swept up dust from states like Texas and New Mexico dropping it on our landscapes in Minnesota. Even my car has dust on it!
Read more from Dr. Seeley: A Significant Mid-April Winter Storm

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