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Tornadoes not out of the question in June

June tornadoes are less common than the ones that hit in April or May, but early summer can still be an active time. Since 1950, 85 have been reported across Virginia during June. The worst one injured 12 people as it swept through Richmond on June 13, 1951.

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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.

Friday Weatherline

Seasonable fall feeling will be temporary

If Richmond’s low dips to the lower 50s this morning, it will be our coolest weather since a low of 52 on June 4 — 108 days ago. This seasonable fall feeling won’t last long: Expect warmer lows in the 60s and highs near 90 again by early next week.

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