January warmth didn't produce much snow here
By RALPH ANSAMI
IRONWOOD — January weather in Ironwood was marked by half the normal snowfall and above average temperatures.
In his monthly report for the National Weather Service office in Marquette, Kevin Crupi noted readings during the first half of the month were about 15 degrees below average, but the last two weeks were 20 to 25 degrees higher than normal.
As a result, the average January reading of 16.4 degrees was above the long-term average of 11.8 degrees.
Snowfall totaled just 23.3 inches, compared to the 116-year norm of 44.2 inches.
Crupi noted the...