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Pacific air fueled warm February here



IRONWOOD — February temperatures were 7 degrees above normal in Ironwood, the ninth warmest in the past 116 years.

Highs of 58 degrees on Feb. 17 and Feb. 19 pushed the monthly average temperature to 22.3 degrees, according to Kevin Crupi, of the National Weather Service office in Marquette.

Pacific air flowed into the Ironwood area around mid-month, when some of the precipitation came down as rain.

Snowfall for the month totaled 24.5 inches, or 3.7 inches below the long-term average.

A 9.1-inch snowfall on Feb. 7-8 set a record for that 24-hour...

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