Good news for Wisconsin wildlife - winter severity index data shows a mild Wisconsin winter so far in 2015-16

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MADISON - With winter coming to a close in Wisconsin, 2015-16 winter severity index data shows it is shaping up to be considered a mild winter, overall. - - The winter severity index is a tool used by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to gauge the effects of winter weather on deer survival. The index is calculated by adding the number of days with 18 inches or more of snow on the ground to the number of days when the minimum temperatures were zero degrees Fahrenheit or below.

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