NOAA's Climate Prediction Center issued their monthly forecast for El Nino and La Nina. It confirms La Nina conditions continue in the tropical Pacific (below normal sea surface temperatures in a certain part of the tropical Pacific). NOAA says there is now an 85-95% chance that a weak to moderate La Nina will continue through our winter.
Much of Texas woke up to a special treat Friday -- snow. Brownsville, at the southern tip of the state, received measurable snow for only the third time since 1895. And College Station, 90 miles northwest of Houston, received 5 inches of snow -- that's two inches more than Minneapolis has received so far this season. Texas can all thank us for their wintry weather.
Grab the binoculars, moon gazers. This Sunday, December 3, this month's full moon will be a "supermoon"! So what is a supermoon? A supermoon is defined as a full moon that occurs when the moon is within 90% of its closest distance to earth. There isn't any real astronomical significance to a supermoon, and we only recently began to take notice of it. The term was coined and defined in 1979 by an astrologer, but it is a time when the moon will appear a little bigger and a little brighter than normal.
Off and on showers today and breezy at times. Sunbreaks. Highs near 50. Showers & sunbreaks Friday. Rain again late Saturday. Rainy Sunday. Showers Monday. Rain later Tuesday Showers Wednesday. Highs near normal. https://t.co/qhfly4j4PS
A strong cold front with gusty winds and heavy rain moved thru earlier this morning. Lots of showers and still windy in spots for the commute. Maybe an isolaed thunderstorm. Showers and breezy this afternoon. Cooler! https://t.co/gS7R6zD9FO
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".