Matt DiNardo WRIC Meteorologist

Matt DiNardo WRIC Meteorologist CBM Meteorologist Edward R. Murrow Winner 2019, Emmy Award Winner 2016 & 2013 – Weather Anchor, National Capital Chesapeake Bay Emmys
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I am the morning and 9am meteorologist for WRIC-TV. I also spend much of my non on air time developing portions of our weather section of our web site as well as finding and implimenting new medium and technonlogy for use in delivering news and weather. Typically I work Monday to Friday, from 3:30am to noon, but in times of severe weather, longer hours are required. There are many times when the severe weather will happen in the evening and I will be logged in to my computer discussing severe weather through twitter and facebook. I have a passion for weather it is not just my job. I first became interested in weather when I was very young growing up on Long Island and witnessed the Blizzard of 1978. I was absolutely amazed at the amount of snow that fell. As I grew up my fascination with weather continued. I watched numerous summertime thunderstorms and found lightning to be absolutely wonderful. In eigth grade, I was in a class called Earth Science and it was during that class that I was first able to learn about and study weather. In 1985, Hurricane Gloria crossed over Long Island and that was it! I was hooked. I wanted to know everything about weather. I pursued my degree of Atmospheric Science/Meteorologist at the State University of New York at Albany. In 1993 I graduated with a Bachelor of Science and was very fortunate to obtain a my first job in the field of television weather at WKTV in Utica, NY. At first I was the weekend meteorologist at WKTV and remained in that position for just about one year. Shortly thereafter, WKTV developed morning news and I was promoted to morning and noon weather. I was in that position for almost three years and was promoted again to the position of Chief Meteorologist, where I remained for the next 7 years, before leaving in April 2004 to come to WRIC, in Richmond Virginia. While at WKTV, I learned a tremendous amount about forecasting and witnessed many weather events. Utica, NY, is located about 60 miles downwind of Lake Ontario and therefore can get crushed by lake effect snow. It became imperative to learn everything that I could about lake effect snow, because from mid October through mid April, it can happen and usually does. I was able to witness the Derecho in July 15, 1995, and the Northern New York and Southern Canada Ice Storm of January 1998. The most memorable weather event, for me, furing my time at WKTV was the Christmas Day Nor'Easter of 2002. It started to snow around 9am and finished by 10pm Christmas night. The snowfall across the viewing area for WKTV, ranged from 8" to as much as 44". Turly an icredible storm, and the one that made me say, time to move south!

Good Evening Sunset for today is June 4, 2020 at 08:27PM! Don't forget you can get the latest forecast from us to your p...
06/05/2020

Good Evening Sunset for today is June 4, 2020 at 08:27PM! Don't forget you can get the latest forecast from us to your phone everyday 24/7 with the StormTracker 8 App. Apple click here -> https://ift.tt/3axsvhs Android click here -> https://ift.tt/2WUFFRR #RVA #RVAWX #8News

As of 11am Cristobal has been downgraded to a tropical depression with winds of 35mph.  Cristobal will move back over th...
06/04/2020

As of 11am Cristobal has been downgraded to a tropical depression with winds of 35mph. Cristobal will move back over the Gulf of Mexico in the next 24 hours and begin to strengthen into a tropical storm. #Tropics
Full forecast at www.wric.com/weather #RVA #RVAWX #8News

How are your allergies treating you? Here is a look at the Pollen forecast.
06/04/2020

How are your allergies treating you? Here is a look at the Pollen forecast.

Heading to the pool in your backyard today? You should be good all day, but watch for a pop-up thunderstorm or two later...
06/04/2020

Heading to the pool in your backyard today? You should be good all day, but watch for a pop-up thunderstorm or two later this afternoon and evening.
Full forecast at www.wric.com/weather #RVA #RVAWX #8News

Good Morning! Here is a look at the current weather map across the nation.
06/04/2020

Good Morning! Here is a look at the current weather map across the nation.

If you are going to grill out this evening or tonight, just keep an eye out for a pop-up thunderstorm.  Full forecast at...
06/04/2020

If you are going to grill out this evening or tonight, just keep an eye out for a pop-up thunderstorm.
Full forecast at www.wric.com/weather #RVA #RVAWX #8News

If you are looking to wash your car, you can today, tomorrow, and Saturday... but don't get too mad if you get one of th...
06/04/2020

If you are looking to wash your car, you can today, tomorrow, and Saturday... but don't get too mad if you get one of those pop-up thunderstorms during the afternoon.
Full forecast at www.wric.com/weather #RVA #RVAWX #8News

VIPIR Real-Time radar showing a few quick showers/sprinkles across central Virginia.Full forecast at www.wric.com/weathe...
06/04/2020

VIPIR Real-Time radar showing a few quick showers/sprinkles across central Virginia.
Full forecast at www.wric.com/weather #RVA #RVAWX #8News

Good Morning! Sunrise for today is at June 4, 2020 at 05:49AM! Don't forget you can get the latest forecast from us to y...
06/04/2020

Good Morning! Sunrise for today is at June 4, 2020 at 05:49AM! Don't forget you can get the latest forecast from us to your phone everyday 24/7 with the StormTracker 8 App. Apple click here -> https://ift.tt/3axsvhs Android click here -> https://ift.tt/2WUFFRR #RVA #RVAWX #8News

Gotta Mow?  Do it before 4pm or run the risk of a few pop-up T'Storms. Full forecast at www.wric.com/weather #RVA #RVAWX...
06/04/2020

Gotta Mow? Do it before 4pm or run the risk of a few pop-up T'Storms.
Full forecast at www.wric.com/weather #RVA #RVAWX #8News

As of 5am Tropical Storm Cristobal has winds of 40mph and is drifting to the southeast at 2mph.  It will strengthen over...
06/04/2020

As of 5am Tropical Storm Cristobal has winds of 40mph and is drifting to the southeast at 2mph. It will strengthen over the weekend as it moves into the Gulf of Mexico. #Tropics
Full forecast at www.wric.com/weather #RVA #RVAWX #8News

The very scientific UGH-O-Meter showing that we will be in the sticky to humid range today.  Full forecast at www.wric.c...
06/04/2020

The very scientific UGH-O-Meter showing that we will be in the sticky to humid range today.
Full forecast at www.wric.com/weather #RVA #RVAWX #8News

06/04/2020

We will have another hot & humid day with highs in the lower to middle 90s. There is a chance of isolated thunderstorms from 4pm to 7pm.

Good Morning! Here is a look at the forecast for today.
06/04/2020

Good Morning! Here is a look at the forecast for today.

We will see the risk of isolated T'Storms from 4pm to 7pm today and the main threat will be locally heavy downpours. Ful...
06/04/2020

We will see the risk of isolated T'Storms from 4pm to 7pm today and the main threat will be locally heavy downpours.
Full forecast at www.wric.com/weather #RVA #RVAWX #8News

Good Evening Sunset for today is June 3, 2020 at 08:27PM! Don't forget you can get the latest forecast from us to your p...
06/04/2020

Good Evening Sunset for today is June 3, 2020 at 08:27PM! Don't forget you can get the latest forecast from us to your phone everyday 24/7 with the StormTracker 8 App. Apple click here -> https://ift.tt/3axsvhs Android click here -> https://ift.tt/2WUFFRR #RVA #RVAWX #8News

How are your allergies treating you? Here is a look at the Pollen forecast.
06/03/2020

How are your allergies treating you? Here is a look at the Pollen forecast.

Hot on the grill and hot away from the grill this afternoon & evening. Full forecast at www.wric.com/weather #RVA #RVAWX...
06/03/2020

Hot on the grill and hot away from the grill this afternoon & evening.
Full forecast at www.wric.com/weather #RVA #RVAWX #8News

Good Morning! Here is a look at the current weather map across the nation.
06/03/2020

Good Morning! Here is a look at the current weather map across the nation.

You are going to be sweating as you are mowing over the next couple of days. Full forecast at www.wric.com/weather #RVA ...
06/03/2020

You are going to be sweating as you are mowing over the next couple of days.
Full forecast at www.wric.com/weather #RVA #RVAWX #8News

It is going to get hot this afternoon. Great for a day of social distancing at your pool.  Wear sunscreen!Full forecast ...
06/03/2020

It is going to get hot this afternoon. Great for a day of social distancing at your pool. Wear sunscreen!
Full forecast at www.wric.com/weather #RVA #RVAWX #8News

Good Morning! Sunrise for today is at June 3, 2020 at 05:49AM! Don't forget you can get the latest forecast from us to y...
06/03/2020

Good Morning! Sunrise for today is at June 3, 2020 at 05:49AM! Don't forget you can get the latest forecast from us to your phone everyday 24/7 with the StormTracker 8 App. Apple click here -> https://ift.tt/3axsvhs Android click here -> https://ift.tt/2WUFFRR #RVA #RVAWX #8News

From the inventors of the puffcoat-o-meter; we bring you the UGH-O-METER, because when you step outside in June, July an...
06/03/2020

From the inventors of the puffcoat-o-meter; we bring you the UGH-O-METER, because when you step outside in June, July and August and you go.. "UGH!" - you now what I am talking about. VERY SCIENTIFIC!
Full forecast at www.wric.com/weather #RVA #RVAWX #8News

We are not really looking for Severe Weather as the isolated thunderstorms come into the forecast tomorrow.  Those storm...
06/03/2020

We are not really looking for Severe Weather as the isolated thunderstorms come into the forecast tomorrow. Those storms will have heavy downpours.
Full forecast at www.wric.com/weather #RVA #RVAWX #8News

06/03/2020

Today is the beginning of the hot & humid weather as we climb to the lower 90s. Tomorrow through Saturday will also be hot and humid but we will have a chance of those pop-up afternoon thunderstorms.

As of 5a Topical Storm Cristobal has winds of 60mph and it is drifting to the southeast at 3mph.  This storm will weaken...
06/03/2020

As of 5a Topical Storm Cristobal has winds of 60mph and it is drifting to the southeast at 3mph. This storm will weaken as it interacts with Mexico and then strengthen as it emerges into the Gulf of Mexico. #Tropics
Full forecast at www.wric.com/weather #RVA #RVAWX #8News

Good Morning! Here is a look at the forecast for today.
06/03/2020

Good Morning! Here is a look at the forecast for today.

Good Evening Sunset for today is June 2, 2020 at 08:26PM! Don't forget you can get the latest forecast from us to your p...
06/03/2020

Good Evening Sunset for today is June 2, 2020 at 08:26PM! Don't forget you can get the latest forecast from us to your phone everyday 24/7 with the StormTracker 8 App. Apple click here -> https://ift.tt/3axsvhs Android click here -> https://ift.tt/2WUFFRR #RVA #RVAWX #8News

How are your allergies treating you? Here is a look at the Pollen forecast.
06/02/2020

How are your allergies treating you? Here is a look at the Pollen forecast.

Good Morning! Here is a look at the current weather map across the nation.
06/02/2020

Good Morning! Here is a look at the current weather map across the nation.

It will be a nice warm afternoon to be by the pool. Full forecast at www.wric.com/weather #RVA #RVAWX #8News
06/02/2020

It will be a nice warm afternoon to be by the pool.
Full forecast at www.wric.com/weather #RVA #RVAWX #8News

Good Morning! Sunrise for today is at June 2, 2020 at 05:49AM! Don't forget you can get the latest forecast from us to y...
06/02/2020

Good Morning! Sunrise for today is at June 2, 2020 at 05:49AM! Don't forget you can get the latest forecast from us to your phone everyday 24/7 with the StormTracker 8 App. Apple click here -> https://ift.tt/3axsvhs Android click here -> https://ift.tt/2WUFFRR #RVA #RVAWX #8News

If you are looking for a comfortable day to mow the lawn... then that day is today.Full forecast at www.wric.com/weather...
06/02/2020

If you are looking for a comfortable day to mow the lawn... then that day is today.
Full forecast at www.wric.com/weather #RVA #RVAWX #8News

We have plenty of sunshine for the next couple of days which means we have great weather to wash the car.Full forecast a...
06/02/2020

We have plenty of sunshine for the next couple of days which means we have great weather to wash the car.
Full forecast at www.wric.com/weather #RVA #RVAWX #8News

As of 5am Tropical Depression #3 has winds of 35mph and it is drifiting west at 2mph.  We do expect some strengthening t...
06/02/2020

As of 5am Tropical Depression #3 has winds of 35mph and it is drifiting west at 2mph. We do expect some strengthening today and it should become Tropical Storm Cristobal by later this morning.
Full forecast at www.wric.com/weather #RVA #RVAWX #8News

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O so the 1st day of Meteorologist summer
Didn’t hear or see fly over Live near airport they must-didn’t fly route
What caused this
Hi Matt Can you answer a question for me how come between you all and Channel 6 And 12 Yo forecasted high temperature sometimes Might be 4゚to 5゚ difference When the forecast is post to be for the Richmond area Like this coming Friday You are showing 75゚ channel 6 showing 66゚
Hi Matt my rainfall stormtotal 2.19 in for purdy,va
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