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Storms marked 2017 in Ironwood


January 3, 2018

Ralph Ansami/Daily Globe

AN END of October storm brought rain, ice and snow to the Gogebic Range, followed by frigid temperatures. A vehicle required a jump in a downtown Ironwood parking lot, off McLeod Avenue.


IRONWOOD - While the average temperature in Ironwood in 2017 was nearly identical to the 117-year norm, it was anything but a typical year weather-wise.

The average reading of 40.3 degrees was slightly above the long-term norm of 40.1, according to statistics for Ironwood kept by the National Weather Service office in Marquette. The record high reading was 46.4 degrees in 1938, according to the NWS.

Wacky weather included an April 26-27 ice storm that caused massive damage to electrical transmission lines, an end of October wind storm that covered...

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