Let’s begin with this experimental product from the National Weather Service’s Climate Prediction Center:This probabilities map going out in time about a month suggests that much of the time, the areas in brown are going to be experiencing temperatures above average for this time of year. That won’t be every day, mind you, but in the next few weeks we are undergoing a pattern change that will bring us a lot more air of Pacific origin than arctic origin.
Few times have a modern, major city been in water trouble the way Cape Town, South Africa, is in trouble. “Day Zero” is May 11. That’s the day government officials expect to turn off tap water to the more than 4 million residents of the city. The date May 11 is actually a bit of good news, because earlier estimates had centered on mid-April. However, area fruit growers and farms have already used up their allotment of water for the season and are no longer draining regional reservoirs.
Some say February is the cruelest month of all. I suppose “cruel” is in the eye, mind, and feel of the beholder. In the midst of a colder than average winter—where average is cold to begin with—February can take on that quality. Shorter in length, yes, but still very much the heart of winter even though we pass the halfway mark. As for this particular February, probabilities favor the month ending up as colder than average when all is said and done.
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".