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Winds whip up storms off Lake Superior

 

October 25, 2017

Jason Juno/Daily Globe

Waves crash over the breakwall at Saxon Harbor Tuesday afternoon. The sun came out after a wet and dreary day, but the strong north wind responsible for monster waves on Lake Superior's south shore hadn't subsided.

IRONWOOD - Pouring rain turned to snow around noon Tuesday in Ironwood, whipped by strong winds off Lake Superior.

Less than a week after the peak of fall colors, the bottom fell out of the thermometer and the snow arrived with 35-degree temperatures around noon, with a windchill reading at that time of 29.

Wind gusts from the north across the Gogebic Range were estimated at 20 to 30 miles per hour, possibly stronger near Lake Superior, where the gales of November were a bit early.

It followed a Monday high reading of 63 degrees for Ironwood.

Any snow that fell Tuesday or overnight wasn't...



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