While a major winter storm in spring may seem unusual by itself, it brought another weather phenomenon.
In Minnesota, the storm did not leave behind a white blanket of snow.
It was more like a blanket of a brown-orange mixture.
Experts blame New Mexico and Texas for the color change.
Apparently the same spring storm that caused blizzard conditions from the Dakotas to Minnesota also threw dust from the southwest into the atmosphere.
Social media unofficially christened the mixture “snirt.”
Which ,in case you were wondering, stands for “snow” and “dirt.”