It felt like spring when residents stepped outside Thursday—quite the treat after Chicago saw some of the coldest temperatures the area has ever experienced earlier this month. But for those who thought the warm-up was unusual, the January thaw is actually quite common.
The winter season is almost here and the question looms, “How much snow will we have?”The last five years have seen dramatic shifts in terms of snow amounts in the Chicago area. From very little snow in 2012 to 84 inches in 2014. Last year, the area recorded 31 inches of snow, but the majority of that fell in the month of December and the rest of the winter was very dry. So, what about this year?
When meteorologists talk about "lake-effect snow," it doesn’t necessarily mean a snowstorm. It could mean anything from flurries to several feet of snow. The amount of snow produced in a lake-effect situation all depends on the set-up. As a rule of thumb, the temperatures about 5,000 feet above the surface need to be at least 23 degrees colder than the water temperature.
Forecast at a glance: Cloudy & chilly today, but dry. Tonight an icy mix possible for spots along I-80. Winter Weather Advisory for spots along & south of I-80 through Saturday AM. Details on @nbcchicago#ilwx#inwxhttps://t.co/1mWM3Jw1tF
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".