There was something a little different about the snow that blanketed the Twin Cities and southern Minnesota on Thursday morning.
It definitely looked like a winter wonderland with the wet snow sticking to trees, but if it seems a bit off-white rather than snow-white, there's a reason for it.
"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," the National Weather Service Twin Cities office explained while showing a satellite image of the blowing dust moving up the heart of the country from Texas.
Maybe next time Texas wants to send Minnesota one of its chief resources it'll skip the dirt and come with some heat.