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Rain sets record here


August 27, 2018

IRONWOOD — The 2.77 inches of rain that fell for the 24-hour period to 7 a.m. Saturday in Ironwood set a 117-year record for Aug. 25.

The National Weather Service office in Marquette has records for Ironwood dating to 1901.

The rain after a dry spell brought the August rainfall total for Ironwood to 4.26 inches, compared to the long-term average of 2.71 inches through Aug. 25.

The precipitation total for the year is 26.71 inches, compared to the average of 21.42.

Weather readings are taken at the Gogebic-Iron Wastewater Treatment Plant on the Montreal River. Some areas of the Gogebic Range received unofficial totals of up to 4 inches of rain during the 24-hour period.

—Ralph Ansami


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