March 20, 2013 | Vol. 94, No. 66

Spring arrives with white-outs

IRONWOOD — The snow total at noon on Tuesday in Ironwood from the most recent blanketing stood at about a foot, a day before spring officially arrived.

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The 24-hour snow total to 7 a.m. Tuesday in Ironwood was 8.5 inches, but it snowed heavily after that through about 1 p.m., in the inch-an-hour range.

The season’s snow total was an even 150 inches up to 7 a.m. Tuesday.

It was fluffy, light, lake-effect snow and the sun occasionally peeked from the clouds. Around 1 p.m., the snow lifted and the sky turned blue.

Area ski hills didn’t need the additional snow, with bases of from two to s...