March 22, 2013 | Vol. 94, No. 68

Snowy March not near record

IRONWOOD — Although the 17 inches of snow that had fallen in Ironwood from Tuesday to Thursday added depth to a snowy March, the total for the month is not close to setting a record.

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Cortney Ofstad/Daily Globe
A groomer makes its way up the snowy side of Mount Zion on Thursday in Ironwood. The area was blanketed with 17 inches of snow over the past three days, with more snow expected on Sunday and Monday.

Another 4 inches fell at the Gogebic-Iron Wastewater Treatment Plant for the 24-hour period to 7 a.m. Thursday, bringing the total for March to 31.8 inches, with more than a week remaining until April.

The record snowfall for March in Ironwood over the past 100 years is a whopping 57.2 inches recorded in 2002, according to the National Weather Service office in Marquette. The long-term monthly average through...