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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, along with videos and forecast updates for major weather events in our area.

Email him your story ideas and weather tips.

Tuesday Weatherline

Deadly Hurricane Hazel lashed state 65 years ago

Hurricane Hazel blasted Virginia on Oct. 15, 1954, after making a Category 4 landfall near Myrtle Beach, S.C. Gusts hit 79 mph in Richmond. Hazel killed 13 in Virginia, damaged tens of thousands of buildings and caused major losses to farms and maritime areas.

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