It's cold now and will be for a while. But, after cold and snow weather Wednesday, we are heading to a decent warmup. Here's the forecast for January 21-25...That red zone on top of Richmond is about an 80% chance of warmer than average weather! For the first time since BEFORE Christmas, there's a decent warmup in sight. Here's the forecast for the last few days of January. Still looks warmer than average.
Not just regular cold. It's been pond-and-pipe freezing cold. And records continue to fall. This from the National Weather Service in Wakefield. Here are the numbers: Our average temperature has been 17.8 F (if you average every hourly observation). This is WAY colder than the 21.1 F average for the previous coldest Jan. 1-7, which was in 1918. Is it possible we are getting used to this? Although it's historically cold, it's NOT EVEN CLOSE to the coldest week in Richmond's recorded history.
Have you seen this video of a guy skating on Fountain Lake in Byrd Park? Megan Wise and I decided to check for ourselves if it was safe to walk on the ice in Central Virginia. I emailed Jeremy Hoffman at the Science Museum to pick his brain:This is a picture of Dr. Hoffman doing something very important. He pointed us to Minnesota-- they know their ice there! While ice is never 100% safe, we now had a goal-- to see if we could find ice 4-5" thick on Fountain Lake in Byrd Park.
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".