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Tropical storm forms in North Atlantic

Tropical Storm Chantal formed over the North Atlantic on Tuesday, but it poses no threat to land as it spins eastward. There’s a slight chance for another system to organize off the southeastern U.S. coast over the next week. If so, the next name is Dorian.

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John Boyer is the first staff meteorologist for the Richmond Times-Dispatch. He joined the RTD newsroom in November 2016. Boyer earned his degree in meteorology from North Carolina State University in Raleigh.

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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.

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.

Sunday Weatherline

Deadly Hugo struck Virginia 30 years ago

Hurricane Hugo blasted southwestern Virginia on Sept. 22, 1989, after coming ashore in South Carolina. Gusts up to 81 mph downed trees onto roads, cars and homes, killing six people and leaving $60 million in damage. Grayson and Carroll counties were hit the hardest.

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