We have more storms in the forecast today as temperatures rise into the lower to middle 80s. Storms are expected to move across Eastern Iowa and Northwestern Illinois through midday, limiting temperatures just a bit. Where it remains sunny, places like Burlington and Galesburg could rise up to 90 degrees. Southeastly breezes will be gentle, in the 10-15 mph area outside of storm activity. Tonight will be warmer and more humid. We'll stay in the 70s all night with a definite stuffy feel.
Chef Brad Scott stopped by the outdoor studio at WQAD this morning. And who says 6 a.m. isn’t the perfect time to grill? Today is one of the longest days of the year so we had plenty of light. And while we could’ve cooked up some mean hot dogs, Chef Scott brought the skill for the grill! The chef gave us some great tips and tricks for the barbeque this season. Putting corn on the cob on the grill? Smother it with mayo first!
Good morning and welcome to Summer! Well, officially Summer doesn't begin until 11:24 this evening, making tomorrow the first full day of Summer. But since the official start time is just a half hour or so before midnight, residents in the Eastern Time Zone won't be able to celebrate until tomorrow...technically. And that would make Thursday their first full day of the Summer season. And we're in for some nice Summer weather today. Only an isolated storm with highs of 84 degrees.
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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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".