February Freeze Ranks Among Detroit’s Coldest Months Ever

The average daily temperature was about 14 degrees. It was also the 7th-snowiest February in Metro Detroit.


This was a very stable weather pattern. We saw it last winter, and unfortunately, we saw it in the month of February.

Rich Pollman, National Weather Service meteorologist.


February was the fifth coldest month ever in Metro Detroit. The average daily temperature wasabout 14 degrees, making it the coldest February the region has seen since 1875. National Weather Service meteorologist Rich Pollman tells WDET’s Pat Batcheller why it was so cold. Click on the audio links above to hear the conversation.


  • Pat Batcheller
    Pat Batcheller is a host and Senior News Editor for 101.9 WDET, presenting local news, traffic and weather updates during Morning Edition. He is an amateur musician.