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Friday heat sets record


May 7, 2016

IRONWOOD — With temperatures reaching the low 90s across the Gogebic Range Friday, weather records were broken.

It soared to 93 degrees on Friday afternoon in downtown Ironwood and that far surpassed the previous record for May 6-7 of 86 set in 1926.

The Marquette office of the National Weather Service keeps records for Ironwood dating to 1901.

It wasn’t a muggy type of heat as the humidity ranged in the mid-20s throughout Friday, with a slight south breeze adding to the fire danger in the area.

Ironwood had received only .10 inch of rain in May, but street lights came on around 5:30...

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