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NATE has weakened significantly this morning down to 45mph sustained winds. Here's the latest 8am advisory: Nate is still moving quickly to the NE and will make its way towards the Tennessee Valley this morning and into the afternoon. The track of the remnant low should take it through the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2017 at NBC12 Weather Insider
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Written by Meteorologist Ros Runner (11:00 am, 10/3/2017) Here's a look back at the month of September and the days where measureable rainfall was recorded at the Richmond International Airport (RIC): The bulk of the rain fell on the first 2 days of the month! Here's a look at our... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2017 at NBC12 Weather Insider
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MARIA is expected to weaken back to Tropical Storm strength Thursday as it begins its acceleration away to the east and northeast across the northern Atlantic. The latest advisory from NHC: All tropical storm warnings over eastern North Carolina and the Outer Banks have been discontinued but continue for the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2017 at NBC12 Weather Insider
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Jose has essentially lost tropical characteristics and is now being classified as a Post-Tropical Low as of the 11pm, Thursday, September 21st advisory from the National Hurricane Center (NHC): Latest track guidance from NHC continues to show slow and erratic movement of Jose over the next several days with a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2017 at NBC12 Weather Insider
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Here's the 10pm Monday update and forecast track of remnant low through next 24-36 hours. Showers will be likely across Virginia from tropical bands through Tuesday night, but otherwise little additional impacts are expected for our area. . Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2017 at NBC12 Weather Insider
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Posted By Andrew Freiden 8/28/2017 You may have seen this story on NBC News last night, which did a great job of explaining how Houston's recent population explosion has exacerbated their flood threat Here's the piece if you'd like to watch: But there are other man-made reasons flooding has gotten... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2017 at NBC12 Weather Insider
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Updated by Meteorologist Andrew Freiden (12:23 pm 8/29/2017) Here's the projected track of the low pressure system over the next few days. Even if it never becomes "Irma" it will bring Tropical Storm Type effects to the coast. The offshore track and relatively weak system means in Richmond, we'll get... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2017 at NBC12 Weather Insider
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Posted by: Meteorologist Megan Wise 8/18 6:45am We have a First Alert Weather Day for scattered strong to severe storms later this afternoon and evening. The Storm Prediction Center has placed a portion of our area from Richmond, to the north and northeast towards the Northern Neck, under a slight... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2017 at NBC12 Weather Insider
Another eclipse story, with good information from Astronomer Ken Wilson: http://www.nbc12.com/story/36078529/sun-to-be-covered-about-85-percent-in-richmond-during-eclipse Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2017 at NBC12 Weather Insider
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Updated by Andrew Freiden and Megan Wise 9:13am 8/7/2017) While extensive cloud cover during the day should prevent a widespread severe weather outbreak, some limited breaks of sun coupled with the dynamics of the approaching storm should help trigger scattered thunderstorms over the region by afternoon and evening. As these... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2017 at NBC12 Weather Insider
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Posted By Andrew Freiden 8:49am 8/1/2017 If you are here in Virginia you WON'T see the sun go away. Day WON'T Turn to night. But most of it will hide behind the sun. Since some of the sun is still visible, it won't turn to night. Over an hour and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2017 at NBC12 Weather Insider
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Written by Meteorologist Ros Runner (10:30 am, 7/31/2017) The National Hurricane Center has upgraded the tropical depression in the eastern Gulf of Mexico to Tropical Storm Emily. Maximum sustained winds are near 45 mph and the center is very close to Sarasota, FL as of 10:30 this morning. Emily will... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2017 at NBC12 Weather Insider
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The Redskins arrived Wednesday for their annual training camp in Richmond, which will kick off on Thursday at the Redskins Training Center. It's year five of the team's trip to the River City to begin its preseason program, and this year's version of the Skins comes with no shortage of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2017 at Marc Madness
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The risk for severe thunderstorms will be increasing into the end of the week as vigorous upper-level energy dives across the region, especially Friday, enhancing the chances for strong or even severe storms. The Strom Prediction Center (SPC) has all of the region under a "Marginal Risk" for severe storms... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2017 at NBC12 Weather Insider
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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 Jul 17, 2017 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