The fall season officially begins on Friday, though this year the weather won't be cooperating with the start of the new season. Instead, the opposite is likely: we may be in record territory with hot weather on the way. A strong ridge in the jet stream is setting up for the end of the week and for much of the start of next week, allowing unseasonably warm air into the region.
A couple of notable events that have made headlines across the U.S. are having some subtle impacts here in the Stateline, many miles away from where the events took place. For starters, we may get a little cloud cover on Wednesday from an unusual source- the leftovers or remnants of Hurricane Irma. The storm itself is just a shell of what it once was, but the area of low pressure will still produce a few showers as far north as central Illinois and Indiana.
High pressure keeps the weather like what we saw all throughout last week- mostly sunny, dry, and quiet. While the sunny conditions make it easy to make plans and enjoy the outdoors, don't look for rain anytime soon. The stubborn dry pattern may keep rain away from the area until the end of the weekend at the earliest. While September is off to a very dry start, drought conditions aren't expected anytime soon.
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".