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Tuesday brought 1.21 inches of rain

At 1.21 inches, Tuesday was the wettest January day at Richmond International Airport since Jan. 18, 2015. It was shy of the daily record of 1.89 inches from Jan. 14, 2005. On average, January sees one day with a total above 1 inch every other year.

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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.

Wednesday Weatherline

80 years ago, the low reached minus 12

The lowest reading on Richmond’s official thermometer happened 80 years ago today: Jan. 29, 1940, hit a low of 12 degrees below zero. The state’s all-time low came with the cold wave of Jan. 21, 1985, when Mountain Lake in Giles County plunged to 30 below zero.

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