What caused that brown-colored snow?

NORTHEAST WISCONSIN (WBAY) - Did Thursday's snowfall appear dirty to you? You're not imagining things.

StormCenter 2 Chief Meteorologist Steve Beylon says there's an explanation for the darker color to the April 11 snow.

That brownish-color is attributed to dirt from New Mexico and Texas. Steve says the strong storm lifted the dirt up into the atmosphere.

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APRIL 11 SNOWFALL TOTALS

Here's a list of April 11 snow fall totals. The figures are reported to the National Weather Service by trained spotters, observers, media and law enforcement officials. Actual snowpack will vary because snow was melted by warm surfaces on the front end of the storm and rain at the back end.

Communities are listed by highest snowfall total to lowest snowfall total in inches.

COMMUNITY ..... TOTAL ..... COUNTY

TOWNSEND ... 12.0 INCHES ... OCONTO

WAUSAU .... 11.3 INCHES .... MARATHON (Record Snowfall for April 11. Previous record was 7.9 inches in 1922.)

SCHOFIELD ... 10.5 INCHES ... MARATHON

CRIVITZ ... 10.0 INCHES ... MARINETTE

HIGH FALLS RESERVOIR ... 10.0 INCHES ... MARINETTE

SISTER BAY ... 10.0 INCHES ... DOOR

WAUSAUKEE ... 10.0 INCHES ... MARINETTE

WISCONSIN RAPIDS .... 10.0 INCHES .... WOOD

IOLA ... 9.5 INCHES ... WAUPACA (4 miles north of Iola)

WASHINGTON ISLAND ... 9.5 INCHES ... DOOR

SCANDINAVIA .... 8.7 INCHES .... WAUPACA

CLINTONVILLE ... 8.6 INCHES ... WAUPACA

ABRAMS .... 8.0 INCHES .... OCONTO

MOSINEE .... 8.0 INCHES .... MARATHON

SHAWANO .... 8.0 INCHES .... SHAWANO

RHINELANDER ... 7.8 INCHES ... ONEIDA

IOLA ... 7.6 INCHES ... WAUPACA (1 mile west of Iola)

MATTOON .... 7.5 INCHES .... SHAWANO

PELLA .... 7.0 INCHES .... SHAWANO

STILES ... 7.0 INCHES ... OCONTO

PLOVER .... 6.8 INCHES .... PORTAGE

THORNTON .... 6.8 INCHES .... SHAWANO

ANTIGO .... 6.0 INCHES .... LANGLADE

MARINETTE .... 6.0 INCHES .... MARINETTE

SOBIESKI .... 6.0 INCHES ... OCONTO

SPREAD EAGLE ... 6.0 INCHES ... FLORENCE

SUAMICO .... 6.0 INCHES .... OCONTO

APPLETON .... 5.5 INCHES .... OUTAGAMIE

PITTSFIELD .... 5.5. INCHES .... SHAWANO

TWO RIVERS .... 5.3 INCHES .... MANITOWOC

BAILEYS HARBOR ... 5.0 INCHES ... DOOR

GILLS ROCK ... 5.0 INCHES ... DOOR

POY SIPPI .... 4.7 INCHES .... WAUSHARA

ASHWAUBENON .... 4.5 INCHES .... BROWN

NEW HOLSTEIN .... 3.5 INCHES .... CALUMET

PESHTIGO .... 3.5 INCHES .... MARINETTE

GREEN BAY .... 3.0 INCHES .... BROWN

OCONTO .... 3.0 INCHES .... OCONTO

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