It's been quite humid in the Brazos Valley over the last week, but how might you measure that humidity from home? We have a fun activity that you can do with everyday items. Now bear with me here, but it's called a Sling Psychrometer. Relative humidity (how much moisture is in the surrounding air) can be measured with a hygrometer. The simplest type of hygrometer is known as a sling psychrometer. It consists of two thermometers mounted together at the tip of a wooden dowel.
If you're prone to allergies, the fall season may already be hitting you. With all the rain we've seen, allergy season is definitely kicking into high gear. And experts say it's only going to get worse. With the calendar turning to September and the Fall season just around the corner, we're already talking about allergies. One of the biggest problems in the Brazos Valley is ragweed. Ragweed usually comes out in the first week of September, but by about October 15th or so, we really peak on ragweed.
Over the last few days, Harvey has left its mark on the Brazos Valley, especially in Burleson county, where some residents have seen as much as 2 feet of rain since Friday evening. With all that rain falling in such a short period of time, some residents saw some of the worst flooding they have seen since living in the area. That kind of rainfall can be devastating for anyone, and residents along FM 50 just north of Clay have seen the affects of that kind of rainfall on their property.
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".