- By now I’m sure you have heard the hysteria that is our next potential batch of snow. If not, then I will fill you in. Here is what we know for sure; there will likely be a winter storm of some variety that moves through the center of the country late Sunday through Tuesday morning. That’s really the ONLY information we know for sure at this point because it’s still a good 72 hours away as of this post. So why don’t we know more?
What a dramatic shift! The first 24 days of December were any winter haters dream come true; mild, with temperatures running 6 degrees above average, and dry with the metro receiving about half the snow we typically get in that time frame, just 4 inches. But boy did things turn. The pattern shifted and opened the door to extremely cold air from the Arctic like Santa brought it with him on his excursion around the world.
- Now that 2016 is winding down, we tally up the liquid precipitation total for the metro, and we are going to finish as one of the wettest ever. Timely precipitation all year has kept our soils moist, our lakes, creeks, and rivers above normal (in some cases at record levels), and the state green, totally preventing ANY drought conditions to appear area wide. While May and early June were pretty dry, the rest of the year had very timely precipitation events.
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".