There’s no record of a 90-degree high in Richmond past Oct. 16. This year brought us 70 days at or above 90, which is tied with 1977 for the second-highest annual tally. The record was set at 78 in 2010. The 1981-2010 average is for 42 days of 90s.
Fine fall weather will be on display for most of the Richmond Folk Festival this weekend, but be ready to deal with a little rain on Sunday.
John Boyer, the RTD's staff meteorologist
John Boyer is the first staff meteorologist for the Richmond Times-Dispatch. He joined the RTD newsroom in November 2016 after covering severe weather on television in Tulsa, Okla.
As a native of the Roanoke area, the region’s heavy snowstorms started his fascination with Virginia’s changing weather.
Boyer earned his degree in meteorology from North Carolina State University in Raleigh. He is a member of the American Meteorological Society and earned their Certified Broadcast Meteorologist seal in 2012.
Look for his stories in the RTD and on Richmond.com, along with videos and forecast updates for major weather events in our area.
Email him your story ideas and weather tips.