Why is Chicago so cloudy in the winter? Three factors account for the considerable amount of cloudiness in winter: winter days are short, the winter sun is low on the horizon so wintertime solar heating is weak; and winter air masses favor more cloudiness than summer. That’s the triple whammy we experience in winter: short days, poor insolation and lots of clouds. Daylight in the winter averages 9.5 hours per day, whereas in summer average it’s 14.5 hours.
Dear Tom, How bad was the “White Hurricane” snow storm of 1913 and how much damage and snow did it do to Lake Huron? Thanks, Kirk Light Hanover ParkThe “White Hurricane” was one of the strongest and deadliest storms to ever hit the Great Lakes. with Lake Huron.
Is it just me, but 20-degree Arctic air (or air at any other temperature) seems colder than regular 20-degree air? Dear Tom, Arctic air of a given temperature in the winter season might “feel” colder to you than air of the same temperature but of different air-mass origin, but you realize that it’s only an apparent feeling. Twenty-degree air is 20-degree air, regardless of its origin. Other factors (such as wind speed, whether it’s day or night, the amount of cloudiness, etc.)
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".