Fall has begun, but summer isn't letting go just yet. Hot, humid weather continues into the weekend with overnight lows in the upper 60s and daytime highs in the upper 80s to lower 90s. These temperatures nearly 20 degrees above normal. It'll feel a bit warmer in the afternoons thanks to the high dew points. We'll fall back to the middle 80s on Monday. The much-anticipated cold front is still scheduled to move through on Tuesday, bringing a chance of showers and storms.
After more than two weeks with no measurable rain, the areas in drought have grown. The latest Drought Monitor, issued the morning of September 14, shows abnormally dry conditions cover nearly all of the eastern third of the state. This is one level below true drought conditions. Moderate drought now extends from southern Linn County into Benton County and continues to the west.
The persistent dry weather has caused the drought area to expand. Last week’s Drought Monitor had moderate or worse drought mainly west of Cedar Rapids and south of Washington and Sigourney, with another spot near Decorah. This week, the moderate drought covers areas near and south of Highway 30. Moderate drought in northeastern Iowa also grew to cover basically everywhere northeast of Highway 52.
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".