Dawg, you may be on to something. For Central Alabama the 4" soil temps are running in the 50-55 range since Weds(19th) and look to stay that way thru Tues(25th). I always hate to think about missing the start of the season and will be checking some spots this Sunday (23rd). Usually it is 4-6 days, sometimes longer, of 50-55 degree soil before any morels appear. I think the underground party has begun and we may see late Feb or real eary March morels; unless it just turns off below average cool for a run of more than just a day or two. Anybody on a line from Atlanta to Dallas and especially points south of that line should get in the woods at least once or twice the next 10 days. (Anybody out there SC, GA, MS, AR, LA, TX)???