The last time Philadelphia had any snowfall on Christmas Day was seven years ago in 2010, and that was just a trace of snow from a flourish of flurries. Only five times in the past 129 years have we seen more than an inch of snowfall on Christmas Day. The last time was 1.1 inch of snow in 2002, and prior to that it was the 4.1 inches of snow that fell 48 years ago on Christmas Day in 1969. Our last true "White Christmas" in Philadelphia was 2009.
Growing up in southern California you learn as a child that the months of August through December are better known as wildfire season. They are the driest months of the year and the famed Santa Ana winds are common during that time. Homes are lost and lives are forever changed. It is the most dangerous time of year in California because wildfires are one of the most unpredictable and destructive weather disasters on the planet. Like thousands of others my family understands this all too well.
Thursday’s 4.1-magnitude earthquake near Dover was the strongest to strike Delaware in at least 146 years. On Oct. 9, 1871 it is estimated that a quake of the same magnitude caused extensive damage in Wilmington and surrounding communities. In fact a 3.8-magnitude quake in 1973 was the largest officially recorded earthquake in Delaware prior to Friday and there have only been 58 earthquakes located in Delaware since 1871.
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".