Highlights of the climate summary for 2017 from the National Centers for Environmental Information show that global warming was widespread; in fact, the 2017 was the third-highest temperature year on record going back to 1880, trailing only 2016 (warmest) and 2015 (second-warmest). What's noteworthy is that 2017 was so warm globally, but yet was a non-El Nino year.
Following are details from the science and news organization Climate Change on the number and extent of U.S. extreme weather events in 2017 that resulted in damage exceeding $1 billion dollars. There were quite a few -- the largest number in the past six years.
During the late fall timeframe, dryness set in in the far West. Lush countryside growth from the heavy precipitation earlier in the year dried up and turned into fire kindling. Huge wildfires, with smoke plumes visible from spacecraft, ravaged southern California with massive property loss and several fatalities. Powerful storms, some with very strong winds and some with inundating rain, grabbed attention from late summer through fall.
QPF 7-day precip forecast continues with very heavy Northwest—heavy of Texas coast—and moderate elsewhere except far northern Plains—Southeast—and—again—southern Plains through Southwest. https://t.co/9CK56uRkQW
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".