Andrew Freiden is NBC12's morning meteorologist. He was born in Blacksburg and raised in Reston. Andrew graduated with a degree in Environmental Sciences from the University of Virginia. He came to NBC12 from Roanoke.
After ANOTHER soaking rain Friday (1.88″) into Saturday (0.24″) the impressive precipitation total for 2018 in Richmond continues to climb. We’re now at 54.63″ which puts us into the top 10 years for precipitation. 1886 has been knocked off the list.
In a typical year, The Blue Ridge gets an Oct. 15-25 peak and Richmond and points east get a peak from the 20th-31st. But this year has been far from normal. We had an abnormally warm September (3rd warmest on record) and that’s continued into early October (running 10+ degrees above average with
The forecast track of Florence has shifted a bit south today, but impacts for Virginia are still expected to be potentially significant due to heavy rain and wind threats, particularly Friday and Saturday.