Although it's been a relatively dry summer across Mid-Missouri, there is a chance we could see some flooding across the region overnight Wednesday. Thanks to clouds building into Mid-Missouri earlier than anticipated, the severe threat has greatly decreased with the storms we will see. While that is the case, that doesn't mean we face no threat of strong storms Wednesday night. Storms are expected to fire Wednesday ahead of a cold front that has been tracking through the plains.
This past weekend was certainly a weekend to forget, as temperatures and heat indices climbed into the triple digits. Columbia, along with many other locations, saw highs near 103 with heat indices approaching 115 in many spots. A building upper level ridge was largely responsible for the dangerous heat last week across Mid-Missouri, but a cold front quickly brought an end to the heat. The trade off for that heat were strong storms that rolled through Mid-Missouri.
After one of the hottest weeks we've seen in nearly 4 years, the heat is finally taking a backseat as we head into the coming days. The ridge that was largely responsible for the dangerous heat is finally breaking down. This comes as a cold front is tracking through the Midwest and bringing storms and "cooler" weather with it. Thanks to the heat we've seen build into Mid-Missouri, plenty of fuel exists for storms to fire and become severe.
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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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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".