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Snow totals 6.5 inches from lake-effect storm


November 11, 2017

IRONWOOD — The weather forecasters were accurate in predicting the 6.5 inches of snow that fell for Ironwood beginning Wednesday evening and carrying through Friday morning.

The Gogebic-Iron Wastewater Treatment Plant weather station off U.S. 2 measured 4.5 inches for the 24-hour period to 7 a.m. Thursday and 2 more inches for the period to 7 a.m. Friday. The Lake Superior-effect snow was caused by strong north winds blowing over the warmer water of the lake.

There was 6 inches of snow on the ground Friday morning at the treatment plant, located on the Montreal River.

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