A lot of people choose to live in a certain place based on how the winters are. If you love wearing big comfy sweaters and playing out in the snow, odds are you live in the midwestern or northeastern United States. If you would rather turn on your heat for only a couple days in the season and enjoy the occasional chilly, rainy day, then you’d love the south. Regardless of the region, scientists have developed a method that can measure how severe the winter has been where you live. It is called the Accumulated Winter Season Severity Index, and I have the co-creator Dr. Barb Mayes Boustead here with me today to discuss it!