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Wakefield gets new weather station


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WAKEFIELD — The city of Wakefield now has its own weather station installed at city hall. The city decided to have its own weather monitoring service after having to claim responsibility for sewer issues as a result of readings based in Ironwood.

“The big thing for this is that when we do our rain time, if we get 3.9 inches of rain in a 24-hour period or more and our sewer has a problem, it’s a county instance,” said city manager Rob Brown. “The problem that we have currently is that we have to use rain gauges in Ironwood, especially at the airport. S...