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December 6, 2017

Larry Holcombe/Daily Globe

TOM BARTLEY uses his snowblower in front of his home on Lowell Street in Ironwood Tuesday morning. The National Weather Service reported 6.2 inches of snow fell overnight in Ironwood.


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A violent lightning storm dumped heavy rain on the Gogebic Range Monday night before turning into a wind-driven snowstorm.

The bizarre early December storm included everything from temperatures in the lower 50s to rainfall so heavy that vehicles had to pull over on the highways to wait out the deluge. A stiff drop in temperatures then produced thick layers of ice on roadways.

The talk on the streets turned from warm weather to windchill readings.

A total of 6.2 inches of snow fell on Ironwood and it mixed with the rain.

Around 8 p.m. Monday, lightn...

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