Seasonal forecasting is a tough game, but as we're entering the winter season, there are some strong signals for how this winter may shake out. Last winter was a snowy one. Portland totaled 95.3 inches, far above the average 61.9 inches. Bangor picked up 82.6 inches of snow, also above the average 66.1 inches. There are many factors that influence a winter forecast. Different signals can conflict and make it difficult to draw a conclusion.
Sunday will start out breezy with a few scattered showers, but the heaviest of the rain comes overnight Sunday into Monday. Rainfall totals through Monday could hit 1.5" to 2" in the western half of the state, but look closer to 1"-1.5" in the eastern half of the state. The rain will fall in heavy downpours at times and flooding/flash flooding will likely become an issue in the western and southern parts of Maine.
It's been getting more active in the tropics, and as we move closer to the mid point of the season, let's take a look at what's currently going on. We just talked about Hurricane Gert quite a bit over the last week or two, and as it continues to move to the northeast as a post-tropical cyclone, Gert won't bother us anymore. But now there's Harvey. As of 5pm Harvey is a tropical storm located east of the Lesser Antilles Islands (250 miles east of Barbados and 350 miles east of St. Lucia).
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".