UPDATE 11:20 AM, 5/5/17: The flood watch has been cancelled, as the heavy rain has moved well north and east of the region, but there may continue to be some high water with runoff. Flooding has caused some scattered problems in our region this morning. Farther east and south, there are a number of reports of wind damage, some possibly caused by tornadoes, from north-central North Carolina across Southside and the Smith Mountain Lake area eastward to Hampton Roads.
UPDATE 5:45 PM, 4/29: Blacksburg's high temperature of 86 tied its April 29 record high, set in 1974, while Roanoke topped out at 87, 2 degrees off the record and 3 degrees from the first 90-degree high of the season. Nevertheless, an outrageously high dew point of 70 for late April made it extremely uncomfortable outside, and that heat and humidity fueled severe thunderstorms to our west and southwest, with hail up to 2 inches in diameter reported near Marion.
UPDATE 6:55 AM, 4/24: More rain today, and continued chilly in the 40s. The closed upper low to the south continues to circulate deep moisture over our region. It will only slowly move off to the east this evening and Tuesday, with the steady rain gradually becoming more showery. But there could be another 1/2 to 2 inches in many locations across Southwest Virginia, locally more, before that happens.
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".