DETROIT (WWJ) – February 2015 could be one for the record books in terms of cold weather. Accuweather’s Dean DeVore says the coldest month ever was in January 1977, with an average temperature of just under 13 degrees, and we’ve got a shot at breaking that record.

“I’m doing some calculations but I think we are on track here to have the coldest month ever in Detroit, the way things are looking,” said DeVore. “And it’s going to be brutally cold here today.”

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Dean says another arctic blast is blowing into town late Tuesday –and won’t be leaving until the weekend.

AccuWeather Meteorologist Dave Bowers  talked about the unfortunate winter weather pattern that’s been persisting.

“It’s like an open spigot from like Barrow, Alaska down to the Great Lakes. Meantime, they can’t buy a drop of rain on the west coast for the past month or so,” Bowers said. “It’s been wicked. It really is quite a contrast. The western half of the country is having an extremely warm winter, and here it really is more like the Northwest Territories in our backyard.

“We’re running about almost 12 degrees below normal his month.”

Monday: Except for a few afternoon clouds, mainly sunny. High 8F. Winds W at 10 to 15 mph.
Monday Night: Partly cloudy during the evening followed by cloudy skies overnight. Low -6F. Winds SW at 10 to 20 mph.

Tuesday: Gusty winds. Snow showers developing in the afternoon. High 20F. Winds SW at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of snow.
Tuesday Night: Snow showers before midnight. Becoming partly cloudy later. Low 16F. Winds WSW at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of snow 40%.

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