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From Meteorologist Samantha Roberts (8/2/15 8:00 AM): Did you know that even on bright, sunny days, we can sometimes "see things" on the radar? You wouldn't think that, right? I mean, given that we use radar to pick up precipitation. It does happen, though. Insects, birds, chaff, smoke...we can use... Continue reading
Posted 6 hours ago at NBC12 Weather Insider
Updated By Meteorologist Samantha Roberts (10:00 AM, 8/2/15) TODAY: We'll enjoy mostly sunny skies and only slightly more humid conditions. Highs in the lower 90s. TOMORROW: Mostly sunny, hotter, and more humid. Highs in the mid 90s will feel more like 100°. A stray shower or storm is possible from... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at NBC12 Weather Insider
Here is a perfect example of a "Lenticular" cloud. These lense-shaped clouds typically form over mountains but Charles Pendergrass caught one forming over a TALL storm cloud that took the place of the mountain. This image is from around sunset last night. The setting sun is brightly lighting the cloud,... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at NBC12 Weather Insider
Posted by Andrew Freiden, 5:05am 7/31/2015 Sometimes, I get so annoyed at click-bait as internet posters and headline writers take advantage of people's curiosity to get clicks. The moon will NOT look blue. YES: there's a full moon today YES: it's a "BLUE" moon. NO: It won't look blue. The... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at NBC12 Weather Insider
BY: MIKE VALERIO With the first Republican debate one week away, Donald Trump leaves a multitude of GOP rivals in the dust, while losing by double-digits to Hillary Clinton in a head-to-head match up. Quinnipiac University released the latest results of its nationwide poll early Thursday, showing Trump as the... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Decision Virginia
Dairy Queen is celebrating its annual Miracle Treat Day on Thursday, July 30 to help children in need. For every Blizzard purchased at DQ stores, $1 or more will be donated to local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Since 1984, DQ and Children's Miracle Network Hospitals have been partnered to provide... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at 12 About Town
BY: MIKE VALERIO After an armored van brings Irek Ilgiz Hamidullin to Richmond’s Federal Courthouse from an undisclosed prison, the accused Taliban fighter will become the first man captured in Afghanistan to be prosecuted in the United States. Beginning at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, jurors from Central Virginia will be selected... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Decision Virginia
It's not very often that you see Chipotle coupons! Chipotle is offering buy one get one free coupons to customers that play their new online game. The game is called "Friend or Faux" and it compares the restaurant chain's ingredients to those of its fast food competitors. The purpose? Chipotle... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2015 at 12 About Town
All White Concert Richmond's first ever All White Concert will feature Keith Sweat, Angie Stone, and Silk right here in Richmond. Angie Stone is a three time Grammy nominated, neo-soul artist. Keith Sweat is a popular R&B artist with top hits like "nobody" and "twisted." The group Silk is best... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2015 at 12 About Town
The third annual 'CarMax Tacky Light Run' is a holiday themed fun run that combines one of Richmond's favorite traditions – tacky holiday lights. The event will start and finish at Midlothian Mines Park and will take participants through the Walton Park neighborhood, one of the area's most festive collections... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2015 at 12 About Town
Photo courtesy: My 7-year old daughter is at an age where she's starting to realize women can do anything. "Daddy, can girls be lifeguards, too?," she asked me during a vacation to the beach this year. "Of course!," I answered. "Girls can do anything that boys can." It's one... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2015 at Marc Madness
The 2015 Richmond Jazz Festival at Maymont is the places to be if you love that smooth sound of the saxophone or just some good old R&B. \ The annual festival, presented by Altria, brings together thousands of music lovers from across the country for four days in jazz paradise... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2015 at 12 About Town
Happy Sundae (see what I did there?) today July 19, is National Ice Cream Day! Check out some of the locations offering free ice cream. Friendly's is offering buy-one-get-one free cones to customers. The offer is in effect from 11 a.m. to close. Monkey Joe's will give out free ice... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2015 at 12 About Town
I got this great question on my facebook page: Here's my answer: Rainbows are well-understood and are caused by light entering the "front" of a raindrop, getting split (refracted) into separate colors, and then relected off the back off the raindrop and then back out of the drop. The second,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2015 at NBC12 Weather Insider
Tuesday July 14 is Cow Appreciation Day. Chick-fil-A customers fully dressed as a cow will be able to select a FREE breakfast, lunch, or dinner meal. A meal includes an entree, side, and drink. According to Chick-fil-A "'fully dressed as a cow' means effort to be dressed like a cow... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2015 at 12 About Town
Everybody has a bucket list, things they want to make sure they see and experience at some point. As sports fans, we have our own list, depending on what sports interest us the most. I was able to cross one off of my list this past weekend with a visit... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2015 at Marc Madness
Updated by Meteorologist Ros Runner (7:00PM, 7/11/2015) While we have had some short-term dry spells over the last 6-7 months, rainfall has been plentiful overall for much of our region in 2015. The drought monitor as of 7/11/2015 indicates there are NO counties in the state of Virginia suffering from... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2015 at NBC12 Weather Insider
After three years of hard work, VCU grad and musical prodigy Eric Stanley will release a brand new EP this Friday that will be launched at his release party. Click here to preview the EP "Voltaire." Eric began playing the violin at age 12 but music has always been apart... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2015 at 12 About Town
1. 1st Annual Richmond Peace March: The Bosnian-American community in Richmond is holding its first annual Peace March to commemorate the 20th Anniversary since the Srebrenica Genocide in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Many Bosnians living in Richmond are from Srebrenica and have relatives who were victims of the genocide or were... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2015 at 12 About Town
Posted By Meteorologist Matt Holiner (7/8/15) The heat was a big story for us throughout the month of June. It may come as no surprise then that this was one of the warmest Junes on record in Richmond. Our average temperature was 77.92° for the month. That was high enough... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2015 at NBC12 Weather Insider
IHOP will be celebrating its 57th birthday Tuesday July 7 and they want you to come to the party. They are offering short stacks at the low price of just 57 cents. You must dine-in from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday to receive the deal. Customers are limited to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2015 at 12 About Town
Controversial political commentator and comedian Bill Maher is coming to Richmond's Carpenter Theatre later this month. "An Evening with Bill Maher" will be held on Friday, July 10 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the stand-up show are on sale now. Getting his start as a stand-up comic in 1979, Maher... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2015 at 12 About Town
1. RVA Fireworks on the James is back for its fifth year and will be located on Brown's Island. The fireworks show will begin at sundown or around 9:15 p.m. Friday, July 3. If it rains on Friday, the rain check date is scheduled for Sunday, July 5. The Virginia... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2015 at 12 About Town
It was a crazy night in Powhatan. First-- the lightning. Check out the data from 9:15 PM. This is a map of radar (rain) plus lightning data over 3 MINUTES. Almost 500 lightning strikes in almost 3 minutes over Powhatan and Central Goochland must have been scary. This was obviously... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2015 at NBC12 Weather Insider
BY: MIKE VALERIO The Supreme Court's Obamacare ruling means nearly 300,000 Virginians will still have help from the federal government, in order to pay for health insurance. Republican Del. John O'Bannon is one of Obamacare's toughest critics, who works as a neurologist and represents Henrico and Richmond in the General... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2015 at Decision Virginia