WOOD TV8 News App users: Tap here for the full report, including pictures and maps. GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — After building snow for the last three weeks, a four-day thaw decimated the snowpack across Lower Michigan. There’s nothing that will melt snow faster than record warm temperatures and heavy rain. Highs on Thursday were warm enough to claim new record highs in Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Muskegon through Northern Lower Michigan and even as far north as Sault St. Marie.
Related Coverage GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — West Michigan residents have once again proven how hardy they are, after nearly two weeks of enduring temperatures that only reached the teens. From Christmas Eve until Jan. 7, a relentless shot of cold air from the Arctic region gripped the Great Lakes area, resulting in a 12-day stretch when temperatures didn’t crack 20 degrees. Map: Temperature anomaly between Dec. 25 through Jan. 7.
WOOD TV8 News App users: Tap here for the full report, including pictures and maps. GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Last week when I wrote my snow conditions report, there was only a trace of snow on the ground in Grand Rapids. I was optimistic as Storm Team 8 could see a pattern change that would be much more favorable for snow and cold. Since then, temperatures in Grand Rapids have been 12 degrees below average and we received a little over 10 inches of snow.
At first glance it appears there's plenty of snow to play in but if you plan to snowmobile you are going to have to head to the U.P. There's a storm that may help us w/ snow early next week. I'll break it down for you at 5:45 & 6:45 #news8#wmiwxhttps://t.co/UGdvtjzker
Once again sw wind having impact on temps locally & regionally. As it crosses Lk. MI u can see how it warms it. Areas south of GRR only in teens. Secondly that sw wind is bringing in warmer temps thru region. #news8#wmiwxhttps://t.co/pPAZjgdOvH
Lake Michigan ice levels at 24.5%. Overall Great Lakes running well above avg & above previous two winters. Join me during Daybreak at 6:45 to see how this year stacks up. #news8#wmiwx#miwxhttps://t.co/MesOZC0JA7
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".