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Parts of Michigan's Upper Peninsula get more than foot of snow during spring storms


IRONWOOD, Michigan — Parts of Michigan's Upper Peninsula got more than a foot of snow during spring storms this week, breaking at least one daily snowfall record.

In Ironwood, The Daily Globe reports the area got more than 10 inches in a 24-hour period starting on Wednesday. In Marquette, The Mining Journal reports several area schools closed Thursday. reports that up to 18 inches fell this week in parts of the western Upper Peninsula.

In Marquette County's Negaunee Township, where the National Weather Service has an office, 3.9 inches of snow that fell on Thursday broke a record for April 17 of 2.5 inches from 1982. Weather service snowfall records in Negaunee Township date to 1961.

In the Lower Peninsula, flooding has been a problem this week in some areas.

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