February Freeze Ranks Among Detroit’s Coldest Months Ever


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.

Image credit: Courtney Hurtt/ WDET

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Pat Batcheller

Senior News Editor & WDET Host, Morning Edition

Hi, I’m Pat Batcheller, your host for WDET’s Morning Edition. I bring you the news, weather, traffic, and information to help you start your weekday.

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