Winter Forecast: Not as Cold, Not as Snowy

National Weather Service expects warmer than normal season in Detroit

The last two winters have been among the coldest on record in Detroit. But forecasters are predicting this winter will be warmer than normal. The National Weather Service’s winter outlook is also calling for less snow than usual. Meteorologist Rich Pollman at the NWS office in White Lake tells WDET’s Pat Batcheller what’s considered a “normal” winter and how much warmer he expects this season to be. Click on the audio player above to hear the conversation.

Here are lists of the coldest and warmest winters in Detroit, and the snowiest.

Check out the National Weather Service’s 2015-16 winter outlook below:



National Weather Service Winter Outlook 2015-16


  • 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.