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Old Jan 26, 2014, 2:40 am   #21
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Re: Good season in 2014?

One thing we've had down here that we haven't had for years is a snowcover most of the winter.
I think this is the first January that we'll have snow on the ground the whole month.
Last year around this time we were flirting with 60's. This year it is in the teens and twenties right now...and this week instead of flirting with 60 we will be struggling to get above 0 degrees F.

Even if this year doesn't turn out well with regards to morels, it will be nice getting back in the woods this spring after this rather brutal winter!
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Old Jan 26, 2014, 4:29 am   #22
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Old Jan 26, 2014, 8:39 am   #23
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Re: Good season in 2014?

I figured there would be a thread already.
Winter has been, well, Winter like I can't remember in recent memory.
Very cold. Brutal winds. Blizzard conditions several times.
We shall see if that makes any difference in morel production.
I've often doubted that it does.
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Old Jan 28, 2014, 10:47 pm   #24
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Re: Good season in 2014?

One thing we've had this winter that we haven't had in previous winters is continuous snow cover throughout the winter.
Since late November, it has been pretty much below freezing most of the time.
There were a couple of thaws in December and one in January, but the snow-pack has remained pretty much intact.
When there is no snow on the ground, it is allowed to dry out when no precipitation falls. I believe the snow will preserve the moisture until spring and there will be a nice crop of morels this year.
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Old Jan 31, 2014, 2:59 am   #25
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Re: Good season in 2014?

We already have a decent snow pack and forecast calls for 1-2 feet of snow over the next 7 days. The cold pattern is also expected to last through most of March before the Pacific ridge breaks down. Looks like it is going to be a late year, but those usually seem to make for some of the best.
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Old Feb 5, 2014, 11:54 pm   #26
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I agree with the late year...and being better than an early year.
2012 was a very early year and, well, it stunk!
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Old Feb 7, 2014, 4:41 am   #27
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I just hope that when "this current ice age" breaks, it doesn't go straight to summer conditions. Hot dry and windy. That will stop the season in it's tracks, regardless of winter snow cover and cold temps.

Hope for a moderate warm up & rains, without too many high wind days, and we may just end up with a banner again.
Of course that also depends on the ash borer, and tree harvesting companies

I wonder what the seasons will be like 5-6 years from now. We'll see I guess.
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Old Feb 7, 2014, 5:15 am   #28
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Re: Good season in 2014?

It appears we are headed into a multi-decadal oscillation of cold weather. The pattern was established in the 1920's and 30"s and was repeated in the late 70's to mid 80's. We are in the midst of the cold pattern and should last another 2-5 years. As far as this season, I am concerned about excess precipitation in Texas. When the weather warms we depend on thunderstorm complexes to bring spring rains. When Texas is wet, the complexes tend to form and rain on Texas and Oklahoma while the Northern plains and Great Lakes remain drier than normal. Fortunately we have a large snowpack to bring moisture to normally dry areas. If enough remains for morels it will be a decent year even with below normal rainfall.
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Old Feb 21, 2014, 5:24 pm   #29
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Surely am hoping for a good year after many bad ones. Not sure how many more bust years I can stand!
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