A storm system is going to move through and give Michigan what I like to call "weather whiplash." The whiplash will occur from tonight through Sunday. The first half of the storm is a milder pattern with southerly winds and building rain showers. Saturday will have the heart of the storm moving across Michigan. A widespread pattern of rain will occur in Lower Michigan. The Upper Peninsula will have rain changing to snow. The big change in weather will occur Saturday evening.
There have been several historic fires in the Great Lakes region. The 1800s and early 1900s had Great Lakes cities built up with wood. Clearing of woodland was also occurring. Often the debris was left in large piles, just ready to burn. Many of the fires happened in the fall, after very dry summers. The fires swept through Great Lakes cities very quickly, with most devastating fires taking only a day to burn large cities to the ground. Most have heard of the Great Chicago Fire on October 8-10, 1871.
All of the data is advertising a significant storm developing over the Great Lakes region this coming weekend. The storm may first bring warmth, thunderstorms and even severe storms to the Great Lakes, especially the southern Great Lakes. As the storm moves east, face-freezing cold and strong winds will be accompanied by widespread lake effect snow.
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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
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Use parentheses to separate multiple
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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".