February in Thunder Bay was just as bad as many complained — colder and snowier than normal.

Environment Canada statistics show Thunder Bay was four degrees Celsius colder than normal this month, bringing the average temperature to -16.1 C. The typical temperature in February is about -12 C.

Geoff Coulson, a warning preparedness meteorologist with Environment Canada, said the amount of snow fallen is also above average.

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Geoff Coulson, a warning preparedness meteorologist with Environment Canada, says expect more cold weather in the northwest. (Supplied)

"The story right across the northwest was snowier than normal, Thunder Bay included." said Coulson.

"We have 41.2 cm for the month. Our February average [is] normally 26.9 cm. [It's been] snowier than normal, as well, in places like Kenora and Sioux Lookout."

Coulson said the last time February was this cold and snowy was in 2003. 

He said the weather won't be much more spring-like for a while.

"Unfortunately, the continuing story for this winter is colder than normal. That's what we are looking at as we head into the month of March. Plenty of sunshine in the forecast, but, those temperatures are way below where we should be."

Check out the CBC News snowfall interactive for Thunder Bay below: