PHOTOS: 20 years ago, Richmond got hit with 11 inches of snow

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On January 25, 2000, a snowstorm hit central Virginia dropping between 6 and 19 inches of snow around the region. Richmond International Airport measured 11 inches. It is the 14th highest total measured at RIC. Here's a collection of photos from the storm.

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John Boyer

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.

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Wednesday Weatherline

Thursday could bring a dusting of snow

There’s faint hope for snow fans. A snowstorm? No. A dusting? Perhaps. Light snow is possible for the southern tier of the state on Thursday evening. At question is the supply of moisture and how far north it goes. Richmond may stay dry or be right on the edge.

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