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Cool August brought rain


Ian Minielly/Daily Globe

THE FLAGS over Sunday Lake in Wakefield take a beating from the wind and rain Tuesday morning. The cool temperatures, high winds and hard rain were atypical for early September, but the whole summer has been more wet and cool than normal.


IRONWOOD - Precipitation in Ironwood in August was nearly twice the long-term average during an unusually cool month, according to National Weather Service figures.

While Ironwood ended the month with 5.62 inches of rain at the official weather station, the Gogebic-Iron Wastewater Treatment Plant off U.S 2, other locations across the Gogebic Range received considerably more precipitation.

The average rainfall for Ironwood, dating back 116 years, is 3.37 inches, according to the NWS.

The August record for rainfall in Ironwood is the 8.86 inches that...

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