The sky over the Houston area will be hazy this weekend, and not just because of the high humidity.Dust from the Sahara Desert in north Africa is blowing this direction, carried by winds in the upper atmosphere. A fresh plume of dust will be moving into the area on Saturday and Sunday. That will create a milky, hazy sky during the day. The sunrise and sunset might also appear more orange and redder than usual because of the dust.Some of the dust could settle into the lower atmosphere.
Hurricane season is still over six weeks away, but we're already getting some idea of what the upcoming season might bring.Tropical meteorologists at Colorado State University released their preseason hurricane outlook. Forecasters are expecting 11 tropical storms to form in the Atlantic basin, which includes the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico. Of those, about four could strengthen into hurricanes, and two of those could become major hurricanes with winds over 110 mph.
The first few days of spring have been warmer than normal, and that's a trend that could continue through the end of May. According to ABC13 Chief Meteorologist Tim Heller, the weather pattern this spring could produce warmer than normal weather conditions across much of the country, including all of Texas.
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".