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Gogebic Range blizzard turns to lake-effect snow


April 17, 2018

Ralph Ansami/Daily Globe

SNOW CONTINUES to fall in downtown Ironwood around 10 a.m. Monday, as a storm that began on Sunday lingers and creates a mid-winter type scene. Downtown sidewalks had been cleared, but they were impassable on some side streets.


It took a bit longer than had been predicted, but the Tax Day Blizzard of 2018 arrived in full force across the Gogebic Range on Sunday.

The April 15-16 storm socked the Ironwood area with 10 inches of snow for the 24-hour period to 7 a.m. Monday, and more was on the way, as another two to three inches of fluffy stuff had fallen by noon in downtown Ironwood.

The 10-inch snowfall set a 119-year record for April 15-16.

A lake effect snow advisory continued in Iron County, Wis., through 1 a.m. today. Another four to six inches of snow off Lake Superio...

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