Several grass fires burned parts of North Texas Monday. A combination of low humidity, dormant vegetation and strong winds were to blame for the fires. Texas Sky Ranger captured the leading edge of one of the fires, which included a fire vortex that resembled a tornado of fire. This vortex is caused by rapidly rising air that has been super-heated by the fire. As the air rises, it draws the flames briefly higher. The rotation of the flames is a function of the rising air combined with gusty winds.
Now that the weather in North Texas has turned cold again, let's look ahead to when it will warm back up. The current cold snap will last for the next several days, most likely through next Thursday. However, there are indications that a pattern shift will occur in about a week. The eight to 14 day temperature outlook from the Climate Prediction Center shows a good chance of above-normal temperatures for much of the nation east of the Rockies in the Jan. 19-25 time frame.
Crews from the Texas Department of Transportation are conducting 'ice prevention' on freeways in advance of the possibility of wintry precipitation in North Texas. Dynamic message signs in the TxDOT Fort Worth District are displaying the signs warning motorists to watch for road crews performing the work Thursday. Spokesperson Val Lopez said the crews were doing the ice prevention work in between the morning and afternoon rush hour times on Thursday.
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".