Fall officially starts on Friday at 3:02 in the afternoon, but Mother Nature seems to have different plans in store for Mid-Missouri. Average highs for fall are in the upper 70s, but as we head into the weekend we'll see temperature nearly 15 degrees above average. It's temperatures that will be more reminiscent of July/August and less like late September. The warmer temperatures come as a trough digs into the Pacific Northwest, which usually means a building ridge in the East.
The last time Columbia Regional Airport saw any measurable rain was August 27. Since then, a dry spell has been in place across the region, which has made this September a dry month. Through the night, that drying trend ends as a cold front tracking through Mid-Missouri will give way to scattered showers and storms. Storms that have been firing in Kansas and tracking to the west were healthy strong storms earlier, but as they track into Mid-Missouri they are losing steam.
Stunning images from space show just how much devastation Irma caused, as one of the most intense hurricanes in years raced across the open Atlantic. Before the weakening that occurred with Irma as the hurricane encountered land, the sheer power of the storm changed the landscape. What were once lush, green islands are now nothing but barren soil. NASA says this occurs due to a variety of reasons.
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 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".