Creston NewsNewsRegional News Plenty of rain and snow in a mild January 2018 SHARE ON: Wylie Henderson, staff Monday, Feb. 5th, 2018 Austin is looking forward to spring after having to spend another month indoors because of snow. The first month of 2018 had a chilly start but wound up being unseasonably mild. Weather forecaster Jesse Ellis at the Southeast Fire Centre says there weresome arctic systems in the area around the start of January. //www.mycrestonnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/JAN-WX-3-COOL-START.wav The mean temperature was 0, the average here is -1.6 degrees. The coolest day was the 2nd when the mercury dipped to -9 and the warmest was the 18th at 7.3. It was the snowiest January in our region since 1982 and the wettest since 2006. //www.mycrestonnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/JAN-WX-1-WARM.wav The snow dump for January was short of 1969’s record of 185.7.