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Richmond, Virginia
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By: Andrew Freiden 9:16am 7/17/2017 It's early, but it's not too soon to get ready for big heat this week. We gave First Alert to this LAST week but now it's almost here! Please make preparations now for another really hot stretch of weather! First: A huge ridge of high... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at NBC12 Weather Insider
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Get ready for summer like heat and humidity the next few days with the hottest temperatures we have seen all summer long! Forecast highs will top out in the upper 90's with heat index values in the triple digits: 100°-105°. The record is 98° set back in 1986, so we... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2017 at NBC12 Weather Insider
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POSTED by Andrew Freiden 10:25am 7/5/2017 Today's First Alert Weather Day is a little different. While big thunderstorms with damaging wind gusts are possible, It looks like the main threat we'll face today is HEAVY rain that could lead to localized flooding. A few things come together to help fuel... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2017 at NBC12 Weather Insider
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Posted By Andrew Freiden 9:24am 7/3/2017 My messages were lit up with pictures and questions about the brilliant "rainbow clouds" that were seen all over the Richmond Area FRIDAY, June 30th. Here's a great pic from Brenda Perry, who snapped this from Midlothian. And check it out when you zoom... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2017 at NBC12 Weather Insider
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Did you see this today? This is from Angela Harrison. And Stephany Blake saw it too! It's called a Sun Halo. We haven't seen this in quite awhile. Last time we saw pictures sent in by some of you was back in early September of last year. The ice crystals... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2017 at NBC12 Weather Insider
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Don't flip a bat, don't admire a home run, don't walk on the pitcher's mound on the way back to the dugout, don't bunt to break up a no-hitter- just some of baseball's unwritten rules. In, what I believe, is the greatest game ever invented, these rules have been passed... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2017 at Marc Madness
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Posted by Jim Duncan at 8:47pm 6/19/2017, Updated by Andrew Freiden 8:24am 6/20 A tropical system brewing over the central Gulf could have an impact on Virginia's weather by Friday and Saturday. It's a bit of a stretch for now, but model guidance is showing a landfalling weak (but very... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2017 at NBC12 Weather Insider
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(Updated 8:10am) Today's severe weather threat is a higher risk than in recent days. An Enhanced risk from the SPC is level 3 of 5. As you can read below, numerous severe storms are possible. We can't rule out a tornado, but the main concerns are straight line wind damage... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2017 at NBC12 Weather Insider
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If you have outdoor plans today, it will be hot and humid! High temperatures will top out in the low 90's with an isolated shower or storm possible in the afternoon and evening. Be sure to stay hydrated and take breaks in the shade or jump in a swimming pool... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2017 at NBC12 Weather Insider
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You know Wes McElroy as the morning host on FOX Sports 910 in Richmond. In addition to that, I'm fortunate to know him as a media colleague and a friend. I met Wes in 2005 when we both worked in Charlottesville as two young guys getting our starts in the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2017 at Marc Madness
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Posted by Meteorologist Jim Duncan at 5:42pm 6/13/2017 Updated 6/14 5am Keep an eye to the sky this afternoon and early evening for the potential for some strong thunderstorms. The Storm Prediction Center has placed all of Virginia under a "marginal risk" for severe storms. That's a 1 out of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2017 at NBC12 Weather Insider
Earlier this year, ESPN overhauled, getting rid of many seasoned, experienced, and talented reporters and news gatherers. They've made a shift to more analysis, opinion, and noise. Monday night, before the Warriors and the Cavaliers had even left the floor, an article was posted on ESPN's website, saying the Warriors... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2017 at Marc Madness
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If you ever see a very bright meteor that travels across the night sky and ends as a flash, you have witnessed a fireball...not to be confused with the candy or song. A couple reports of fireballs were seen close to Richmond last night. According to the American Meteor Society... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2017 at NBC12 Weather Insider
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We have another First Alert Weather Day for this afternoon and evening! The main concern will be for damaging winds and hail. The Storm Prediction Center has placed most of our area under a slight risk (2 out of 5 on the severe weather threat scale and counties shaded in... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2017 at NBC12 Weather Insider
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It will be a very warm and humid afternoon with high temperatures in the mid 80's. There is a slight risk of severe weather for a good portion of our area (counties shaded in yellow per SPC) for late afternoon and evening hours. The northern neck and middle peninsula are... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2017 at NBC12 Weather Insider
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Today is a First Alert Weather Day for the threat of strong to severe storms this afternoon and early evening. Although there's a heavy batch of rain that'll impact travel through 7am this morning, the threat we are concerned about is this afternoon. All of central VA has been placed... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2017 at NBC12 Weather Insider
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Severe weather is possible this evening, mainly in far southern VA. There is a slight risk of severe weather from the Storm Prediction Center (2 out of 5 on the severe weather threat scale, yellow shading) near the Virginia/North Carolina border as a warm front lifts to the north through... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2017 at NBC12 Weather Insider
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Posted: 5/19/17 by Andrew Freiden. Updated 9:06am Today is a FIRST ALERT WEATHER DAY for a severe weather threat this afternoon and evening. While this does NOT look like a day with widespread severe weather, a few storms could reach severe criteria this afternoon and evening. A MARGINAL threat is... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2017 at NBC12 Weather Insider
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Posted by Andrew Freiden 9:47am 5/9/2017 We got an interesting email from Jeff Orrock, the Meteorologist in Charge of the National Weather Service office in Wakefield. Thought I would share this with everyone since we are seeing occasional radar returns from the wind farm in NC which can be confusing.... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2017 at NBC12 Weather Insider
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Updated by Meteorologist Ros Runner (6:00 PM, 5/6/2017) Below is a summary of the 6 tornadoes that have been confirmed by the National Weather Offices across the State of Virginia: EF1 in Dinwiddie County near McKenney Winds estimated to be in the range of 85-95 mph Path Length 2.8 miles... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2017 at NBC12 Weather Insider
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Updated by Megan Wise and Andrew Freiden 4:47am 5/5/2017 .....UPDATING NOW....NEW INFO SOON.... Get your rain gear ready for tomorrow morning. We have a First Alert Weather day for a wet commute with some heavy rain. A few showers will be possible later this afternoon and tonight, especially west of... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2017 at NBC12 Weather Insider
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As we head into the month of May, it's looking cool. Temperatures will be below average for the next 7 days. Normal high is 75° and the normal low is 51°. We won't touch the 70's this weekend or the start of next week. Big difference from where we were... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2017 at NBC12 Weather Insider
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Let's start out by making one thing abundantly clear-- racism towards any person, by anybody, in any forum, is unacceptable and should never be tolerated. It's one of the biggest stains on our society, and we saw that last night in Boston, when Orioles outfielder Adam Jones was the victim... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2017 at Marc Madness
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Posted by Ros Runner and Andrew Freiden May 2, 2017 THE WARMEST APRIL ON RECORD: The final numbers are in and we just finished up the warmest April on record here in Richmond, Virginia! Our average temperature of 64.2° was 6° above average and beat out the previous warmest April... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2017 at NBC12 Weather Insider
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updated by Meteorologist Andrew Freiden (11:35am 5/1/2017) A strong cold front will be moving through central Virginia tomorrow evening and there will be the potential for some strong to severe thunderstorms. Here is the latest storm outlook showing that the Richmond metro is under a SLIGHT RISK, which is level... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2017 at NBC12 Weather Insider