Azaleas are in full bloom across our area. Their colorful flowers are a sure sign of spring. Amanda Wilkins, a botanist at Mobile Botanical Garden gave us a tour of the many types of the iconic shrub. "Southern indica azaleas just make a statement. When they are in full flower they are just spectacular and they can get to spectacular sizes," Wilkins said. Wilkins has a love for all plants but the iconic southern azaleas like the red ribbon bring her true joy.
Did the warm weather of February tempt you to plant your garden? If so, those flowers or veggies are in trouble the next few nights as temperatures drop. "There's a good reason they call it Mother Nature because she is going to do what she wants to do." At Laura Kay's Nursery, Mother Nature is creating a lot of work for Ernie Wilkerson. He's taking no chances. "I think what we're going to do is put the greenhouse back together and move everybody in the greenhouse," Wilkerson told us.
Sunday & Monday storms...A system is going to bring a number of showers and an occasional thunderstorm for our Sunday. Chances of severe weather has changed as the Storm Prediction Center has redrawn the marginal risk (5%) zone for our area. The daytime rain isn't expected to be severe, but there will be a brief window of instability overnight tonight into early Monday morning.
A large complex of storms from East Texas is headed east. You may be woken up by thunder from 2am-6am as the storms quickly pass. Gusty winds is the main threat, with small risks of hail and a tornado. Hopefully they'll stay more over the Gulf than land. https://t.co/6S0gowIN09
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".