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February Weather in Detroit

Temperatures, Records, Sunshine, Rain and Snow


The winter season in Metro Detroit is typically cold and snowy. According to NOAA National Data Centers, February is one of the coldest months of the year in southeast Michigan with temperatures averaging 27.2 degrees.

Temperatures: Typically, February is freezing in Detroit, literally. On average, 25 days of the month see temperatures of 32 degrees or lower. In fact, the average temperature range is 20 to 34.4 degrees. That's not to say there are no exceptions. In fact, Detroit has seen both highs of 70 degrees and lows of -15 in the month.

Snow? That all depends. On average, 10 days of the month have some type of precipitation -- snow, sleet, rain -- for a total of 1.88 inches.

Sunshine on a Cloudy Day? In February, the sun is only an occasional visitor and the possibility of sunshine is about 46%. Out of 29 days in the month, Detroit typically sees five clear days, seven partly-cloudy days and 17 cloudy days.
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