Phoenicians are rejoicing at the arrival of fall-like temperatures. We were finally treated to mild weather on the very last day of October. Most of the month felt more like September, or even August at points. Looking back at the stats, this past October was our fifth warmest on record. The average high was 94 degrees, which is 6 degrees above normal. And our average low was 67 degrees, which is 4 degrees above normal. But it wasn’t just hot; it was dry.
Is our monsoon season changing? A new study from the University of Arizona researchers seems to indicate that it is. And that’s not good news for Valley residents. Monsoon season, which runs from June 15 through September 30 in Arizona, brings some of our biggest weather threats. Flash flooding, strong winds including microbursts and dust storms are pretty common during this season.
As excitement builds toward Monday’s total solar eclipse, we’re getting a better idea of just how much Mother Nature will cooperate for sky watchers. After all, if you can’t see the sun, you can’t see the eclipse. Here in Arizona, we’re only going to see a partial solar eclipse. Still, with about 60-70 percent of the sun being blocked by the moon, most people will be heading out to see this rare event.
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".