For every single week since the summer of 2017, some form of a drought has been in place across Missouri. Just three months ago only 66 percent of the state was under some form of a drought, now as we close in on the third week of January nearly 100 percent of the state is seeing drought conditions. The only area not riddled by a drought, is extreme southeastern portions of the Missouri Bootheel. Here at home, Mid-Missouri is not only seeing abnormally dry conditions, but a severe drought as well.
For many stepping outside Tuesday afternoon, not only were they met with bitterly cold temperatures, snow on the ground, but "flurries" slowing falling against sunny skies. When looked upon at the right angle, it looks as if glitter is floating through the sky. It's quite rare to see this phenomenon across Mid-Missouri, as it's more commonly observed in polar regions like Antarctica and the Arctic where well below freezing temperatures in the atmosphere are constantly found.
Following a brief thaw in Mid-Missouri, temperatures have plunged below freezing once again. It's a trend that has held steady for most of the month, with the average temperature nearly 6 degrees below seasonal averages. It's a testament to just how cold this winter has been, not only in Missouri, but across most of the nation. In just a matter of 24 hours, temperatures rapidly fell from the lower 60s into the teens, as a strong arctic cold front tracked through the region.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".