2017 was a big year for tornado numbers. It started early with several tornado outbreaks in January and February. It stayed at an above average pace through spring. Although the heart of peak season was not necessarily ideal for storm chasers, tornadoes continued to come at a fairly regular pace into summer. A big hurricane season threw a whole bunch more our way as several of those storms made landfall.
Hurricane Harvey may be best known as a lingerer, a punisher. Almost like a deranged energizer bunny, it just keeps going. And so does the tornado risk. It’s already likely spawned dozens of tornadoes. Some places have been under assault from tornado warnings for days. Warnings now number way past 200. Gulf of Mexico systems are notorious tornado producers, but they don’t all amount to a lot, and there is generally not a direct correlation between tropical cyclone intensity and tornado production.
Increasing clouds and a wind off the ocean helped keep the area from getting out of the 70s today. That’s a bit cooler than normal, but I doubt there were many complaints. Tranquil conditions persist into and through the evening before rain becomes an issue heading into Tuesday. Through Tonight: Clouds continue to thicken this evening. A chance of rain begins sometime in the hours around midnight. It then becomes likely area-wide as we get into the pre-dawn or sunrise time frame.
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".