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Lightning storm sets another rainfall record for Ironwood


June 16, 2016

IRONWOOD — Monsoon season produced another weather record for Ironwood as recorded Wednesday at the National Weather Service site off Cloverland Drive.

The employees at the Gogebic-Iron Wastewater Treatment Plant measured 1.94 inches of rain for the 24-hour period to 7 a.m.

Prior to the intense lightning storm, the NWS had issued flash flood warnings for the area.

It rained so hard that at 4:30 a.m. the treatment plant began discharging wastewater into the Montreal River that didn’t receive full advanced treatment. That usually only occurs int the spring of the year during snowmelt con...

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