Well, I have been watching ground temperatures all this week, and for St. Louis and as well as almost everywhere else in Missouri, the ground temperature has been above 46. Which would be a good thing for morel's to be out by this weekend, and next week will hopefully be a good hunting week. I am going out to check tonight, in Jefferson county, hopefully I find one. I'll report back here if I do, to let you guys know. My girlfriend supposedly found one while walking to her car, but no proof.. We'll just have to see There was also one found in Illinois. I was scanning their forums and seen a post with a picture, had the date - 4/11/2013. It was a little gray.