brown snow

brown snow

[¦brau̇n ¦snō]
(meteorology)
Snow intermixed with dust particles.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Northeast in the past few months (or, heck, even Atlanta), and a plow has come by and left your sedan or sports car under a blanket of brown snow.
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