Matt DiNardo WRIC Meteorologist

Matt DiNardo WRIC Meteorologist CBM Meteorologist Emmy Award Winner 2016 & 2013 – Weather Anchor, National Capital Chesapeake Bay Emmys

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!

05/15/2019

Happy Wednesday everyone... it its really chilly this morning but we have amazing weather coming today.
How are you doing?

A little insight into my life... I'm 47 moving closer to 48, but Morgan Dean - 8News Anchor is still older... (I'll neve...
05/15/2019

A little insight into my life... I'm 47 moving closer to 48, but Morgan Dean - 8News Anchor is still older... (I'll never let him live that down). I started listening to Howard Stern when I was growing up on Long Island at the age of 11, when he was on WNBC. That means I've been listening, watching, reading etc. about Howard for 36 years. So, it's really not a surprise that I ran out and got his 3rd book today.
Even more insight, my wife and my mother can't stand him. I guess he's an acquired taste.
I'm sure some of you can't stand him, would never listen, and probably can't believe that I like him.
While others enjoy his interviews and satire like I do.
Anyway... like I said, just a little insight into me.

05/14/2019

Happy Tuesday! Let's get this day started. Do you love summertime weather? It's coming for the weekend!

Heavy rain over southern and western Chesterfield county. Steady rain over northern Chesterfield county and western Henr...
05/13/2019

Heavy rain over southern and western Chesterfield county. Steady rain over northern Chesterfield county and western Henrico. All moving to Metro Richmond. Sloppy & wet commute!
I have the compete forecast on Good Morning Richmond and at www.wric.com/weather

- Matt DiNardo

05/13/2019

Happy Monday everyone... back to doing weather today. See you on Good Morning Richmond. Hope all of the moms had a great Mother's Day.

05/10/2019

Happy Friday... happy early Mother's Day to all the moms! #FunSockFriday

05/09/2019

Happy Thursday! Many of you asking... why is Matt doing traffic... still recovering from pneumonia... I promise I'll be back soon doing weather. In the meantime... Mother's Day is this weekend... what do you have for plans?

05/08/2019

Good Morning! Little bit of a struggle this morning, not going to lie... on traffic again today... but WOW! THANK YOU! You all helped us raise 107,743 Meals in the Puritan Cleaners #100KMeals campaign... all going to Feed More.
Join us on Good Morning Richmond!

Great news this morning!  Thank you to everyone who helped raise meals to feed the kids!
05/08/2019

Great news this morning! Thank you to everyone who helped raise meals to feed the kids!

WOW!!!

In 15 years of 100K Meals, our team, clients, friends and partners at ABC 8News - WRIC and Mix981Richmond have donated over 1.2 million meals for families in Central Virginia.

This year we added 107,743 to that total. Amazing!

Hunger has a cure and it has no place in our community.

Thank you for donating and for supporting Feed More! Please keep them in mind as they serve our neighbors.

For more on how you can get involved with Feed More, please visit
www.feedmore.org

I am feeling really good! Thanks to your help and support I think we are going to be over #100KMeals!  I hope to have th...
05/07/2019

I am feeling really good! Thanks to your help and support I think we are going to be over #100KMeals! I hope to have the final numbers later today. Still weighing some food that is being delivered to Feed More.

AND THE WINNER IS...

✨Good Morning Richmond!✨

ABC 8News - WRIC and Mix981Richmond came together with our team at Puritan Cleaners for our annual 100K Meals campaign. Over the last two weeks, Good Morning Richmond, Wicker & Wilde and the Evening News team competed to raise funds for Feed More. 🍽

Together they raised over 12,000 meals for families in Central Virginia! Well done guys!! 🙌🏻

As school lets out, so many kids in our lose access to healthy, nutritious meals. Our goal is to help Feed More get ready for the summer months so they have what they need to feed those kids. 🍽

Thank you to our friends at 8News and Mix 98.1 for having fun for a great cause. 🍽

THANK YOU for voting for your favorite team! 👏🏻

05/07/2019

Good morning everyone! Voice is getting stronger and less coughing. Rested yesterday...

Truly a big thank you to Central Virginia!  I have a good feeling... you really came out to support this worthy cause!
05/06/2019

Truly a big thank you to Central Virginia! I have a good feeling... you really came out to support this worthy cause!

❤️THANK YOU ❤️

From the bottoms of our hearts, thank you! Our community is simply the best.

We are totaling up all the donations and gathering all the food you so graciously dropped at our locations! Time to take it to Feed More!

Stay tuned to see if we made it to 100K Meals!

ABC 8News - WRIC
Mix981Richmond

05/06/2019

I'm back... see you for Good Morning Richmond.

05/02/2019

All -
It's been a very tough week for me. Last Saturday I was diagnosed with Pneumonia. I've been stuck on my couch or in my bed for the entire week. With any luck I'll be cleared by the Dr. tomorrow and be back with you on Monday.
I cannot thank my ABC 8News - WRIC family enough for thinking of me and covering for me, especially WRIC Meteorologist Michelle Morgan and Meteorologist Travis Michels and for Morgan Dean - 8News Anchor for picking up all of the #100KMeals coverage with Puritan Cleaners.

A simple donation to the #100KMeals campaign can make a difference in someone's life.   Please stop by any Puritan Clean...
04/29/2019

A simple donation to the #100KMeals campaign can make a difference in someone's life. Please stop by any Puritan Cleaners location and drop off some canned food or you can make a donation a the register. Or you can go online to this this link https://give.feedmore.org/team/224011
And donate to the Good Morning Richmond Team. Every dollar you donate stays local. Every can of food stays local. Please remember a simple $25 donation will provide 100 nutritious meals. Everything goes to Feed More.

Great day for #100KMeals at Puritan Cleaners.  You're all making a difference in our community- every little bit helps.
04/25/2019

Great day for #100KMeals at Puritan Cleaners. You're all making a difference in our community- every little bit helps.

Thank you Retail Merchants for stopping by our Staples Mill location with a donation for #100KMeals! We are thankful for your support!

04/25/2019

Help us feed the kids... support the #100KMeals campaign. Your Good Morning Richmond team is beating the pants off of the ABC 8News - WRIC evening team... thanks to your support. Did you like my Puritan Cleaners joke? Really... everyone wins because it's all about making sure kids have a healthy nutritious meals. Go to www.wric.com and click on the picture of 8News teams to make a donation and support them. Don't forget $10 equals 40 meals.

04/25/2019
ABC 8News - WRIC

Help us out central Virginia. We're broadcasting live at Noon for the #100KMeals campaign. Come down to Puritan Cleaners at 1807 Staples Mill Road, now through 1p, say hi and make a donation.

#100KMeals needs your help. Come on down to Puritan Cleaners on Staples Mill, we're taking your donations live on ABC 8News - WRIC at noon.

The #100KMeals program with Puritan Cleaners and ABC 8News - WRIC continues today and the cafeteria staff at Short Pump ...
04/25/2019
100K Meals Campaign: Program at Short Pump Elementary eliminates food waste

The #100KMeals program with Puritan Cleaners and ABC 8News - WRIC continues today and the cafeteria staff at Short Pump Elementary school, led by Neil Stevens, are working hard to get food to those in need at their school and they are putting an end to wasting food. It is called the Shared Table Program. You can watch the story by clicking on the link.

https://www.wric.com/news/local-news/henrico-county/100k-meals-campaign-program-at-short-pump-elementary-eliminates-food-waste/1952906211

Don't forget you can help donate to the #100KMeals campaign by donating food or a few dollars at any Puritan Cleaners or by going on line at https://give.feedmore.org/campaign/puritan-cleaners-100k-meals/c229002 and donating securely to the campaign.. OR... you can help your Good Morning Richmond Team beat the Evening News Team by donating directly to our team page --> https://give.feedmore.org/team/224011

Whatever you donate - remember everything stays here locally and benefits Feed More who the food into the hands of those that need it.

Thank you for your support!
Matt

Time to get up and get ready for school.  Really not a bad day with a mix of sun and clouds for the ride in and even the...
04/25/2019

Time to get up and get ready for school. Really not a bad day with a mix of sun and clouds for the ride in and even the ride home. But there might be a pop-up shower for the ride home. Should be outdoor recess.
I have the compete forecast on Good Morning Richmond and at www.wric.com/weather

- Matt DiNardo

GOOD NEWS... The rain coming will wash the pollen out of the air... Better News... we are ending our period of intense t...
04/25/2019

GOOD NEWS... The rain coming will wash the pollen out of the air... Better News... we are ending our period of intense tree pollen. The bad news, grass pollen running high and will for a while, but that is not nearly as insane as the tree pollen explosion we have been dealing with.

Come out tomorrow and help us raise food for the kids of central Virginia.  See you there!
04/24/2019

Come out tomorrow and help us raise food for the kids of central Virginia. See you there!

Come out to our Staples Mill location TOMORROW 11:00am-12:30pm! We'll be collecting food and funds with Matt DiNardo WRIC Meteorologist LIVE on 8News!

We'd love to feature you or your business on our social media...maybe even on-air. 😉

1807 Staples Mill Road Richmond, Virginia 23230

It's an Education Day at the Diamond with the first pitch for your Flying Squirrels Baseball at 10:35am and the weather ...
04/24/2019

It's an Education Day at the Diamond with the first pitch for your Flying Squirrels Baseball at 10:35am and the weather will be perfect for all of the kids, young and old attending...

Many children in central Virginia do not know where their next meal  is coming from, which is why ABC 8News - WRIC and P...
04/24/2019
100K Meals Campaign: Henrico County Schools working hard to feed students in need

Many children in central Virginia do not know where their next meal is coming from, which is why ABC 8News - WRIC and Puritan Cleaners continue to work together to raise 100,000 Meals for Feed More. We do this annual campaign to raise awareness about this issue in Central Virginia and to make a difference.
Henrico County Public Schools are also working to help food insecurity in their schools with more meal programs, it's not just lunch, anymore. https://www.wric.com/news/local-news/100k-meals-campaign-henrico-county-schools-working-hard-to-feed-students-in-need/1947580569

You can help us with the 100k Meals program by dropping off food or a few dollars at any Puritan Cleaners location from now through May 4th. Or, you can help by donating online at www.wric.com and click on the picture with the morning and evening team. We are having a friendly competition to see which team can raise the most money for Feed More.

The 100,000 Meals Campaign is underway and thanks to you, we are seeing the meals come in. But we are a long way from our goal.

And the next pollen season is beginning in the #RVA, as grass pollen is now popping... this means that the tree pollen s...
04/24/2019

And the next pollen season is beginning in the #RVA, as grass pollen is now popping... this means that the tree pollen season is coming to an end... :)
Full forecast on #GMRVA and at ww.wric.com/weather

It is another mild start and we will see a very nice day with clouds and sunshine mixed.  It is an outdoor recess day!  ...
04/24/2019

It is another mild start and we will see a very nice day with clouds and sunshine mixed. It is an outdoor recess day!
I have the compete forecast on Good Morning Richmond and at www.wric.com/weather

- Matt DiNardo

04/24/2019
Puritan Cleaners

Come on... vote for Good Morning Richmond... and then click on the link and please donate a few dollars to a great cause... helping feed the kids across central Virginia. Everybody wins! We can make sure no child goes hungry.

Our friends at ABC 8News - WRIC are helping us collect 100K Meals! Who do you think will collect more?

Each $1 helps provide 4 local meals through Feed More.

Vote with your donations at:
http://www.feedmore.org/100kmeals

Matt DiNardo WRIC Meteorologist Morgan Dean - 8News Anchor WRIC Meteorologist Michelle Morgan Katie Dupree 8News

John Bernier Weather & Wisdom Natalie Kalibat Constance Jones Juan Conde 8News

Unbelievable recognition,  extremely honored and humbled this evening to be part of the team that was just honored for t...
04/24/2019
8News wins regional Murrow award for 'Overall Excellence'

Unbelievable recognition, extremely honored and humbled this evening to be part of the team that was just honored for two regional Edward R. Murrow awards. One for Breaking News for our coverage of the Florence Tornadoes and the second for Overall Excellence.

https://www.wric.com/community/8news-wins-regional-murrow-award-for-overall-excellence-/1947775388

8News is proud to be recognized by the Radio Television Digital News Association with two prestigious regional Edward R. Murrow awards.

The Puritan Cleaners 100,000 Meals Campaign is underway and we would love your support.See how these kids, parents and t...
04/23/2019
100K Meals Campaign: Help 8News and Puritan Cleaners feed kids in need

The Puritan Cleaners 100,000 Meals Campaign is underway and we would love your support.
See how these kids, parents and teachers at Open Arms Christian Child Development Center helped out again this year. https://www.wric.com/news/local-news/100k-meals-campaign-help-8news-and-puritan-cleaners-feed-kids-in-need/1944904034

Monday is the start of the 100,000 Meals Campaign, and 8News needs your help to feed children across Central Virginia.

It might be a touch cool for some as you head out to school, but we have an amazing afternoon ahead for the ride home.  ...
04/23/2019

It might be a touch cool for some as you head out to school, but we have an amazing afternoon ahead for the ride home. It is an outside recess day!
I have the compete forecast on Good Morning Richmond and at www.wric.com/weather

- Matt DiNardo

Here we go again!  Pollen levels will be running very high all week long with pine, oak and other trees popping.  By mid...
04/22/2019

Here we go again! Pollen levels will be running very high all week long with pine, oak and other trees popping. By mid may the tree pollen will be done :)
I have the compete forecast on Good Morning Richmond and at www.wric.com/weather

- Matt DiNardo

04/21/2019
Puritan Cleaners

I believe in this 100%. Do you know where your next meal is coming from? I hope so... 53,000 kids in central Virginia do not! Hunger has a cure and that cure starts with you!
Please, drop food or momentary donations off today through May 4th at any Puritan Cleaners or you can help the Good Morning Richmond Team crush the ABC 8News - WRIC Evening News Team in the first ever fundraise-off with all money going to FeedMore to help those in our community. All money donated stays local and helps local families.
Click on this link to donate $10 = 40 meals!
https://give.feedmore.org/team/224011

Now through May 4th, we're collecting food and funds to feed hungry kids in our community. We'd love for you to join us!

To Donate Online:
https://www.puritancleaners.com/community/100k-meals/

To Donate at Our Locations:
https://www.puritancleaners.com/locations/

Thank you!

04/21/2019
Open Arms Christian Child Development Center

Very exciting news! Tomorrow begins our 100,000 Meals campaign with Puritan Cleaners and we are featuring Open Arms Christian Child Development Center and their amazing donation to help the kids in central Virginia. We need your help! You can drop off food or a few dollars to any Puritan location or something new this year, you can help the Good Morning Richmond team beat the Evening News team by donating online, securely, to our page. Remember $10 = 40 meals!

Click on this link to donate https://give.feedmore.org/team/224011

Thank you & Happy Easter!

HAPPY EASTER!!

The news segment for our 100,000 Meals Food Drive will air on Monday, 4/22 during the 9:00 am news and sometime between the 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm news.

Please share with your family and friends!!

Tornado Watch has been canceled for the Metro Richmond area, still in effect North and East of us.  Severe threat rapidl...
04/20/2019

Tornado Watch has been canceled for the Metro Richmond area, still in effect North and East of us. Severe threat rapidly decreasing
I have the compete forecast on Good Morning Richmond and at www.wric.com/weather

- Matt DiNardo

A few clouds but mild this morning for the ride into school... we will have mostly sunny skies for the ride home and it ...
04/18/2019

A few clouds but mild this morning for the ride into school... we will have mostly sunny skies for the ride home and it will be very warm.
I have the compete forecast on Good Morning Richmond and at www.wric.com/weather

- Matt DiNardo

Mostly sunny and comfortable for the ride into school, and nice and warm for the ride home. I have the compete forecast ...
04/17/2019

Mostly sunny and comfortable for the ride into school, and nice and warm for the ride home.
I have the compete forecast on Good Morning Richmond and at www.wric.com/weather

- Matt DiNardo

The James River will be above action stage through early Thursday.  Remember you need a special permit to be on the Jame...
04/16/2019

The James River will be above action stage through early Thursday. Remember you need a special permit to be on the James when the levels at above 9 feet.
I have the compete forecast on Good Morning Richmond and at www.wric.com/weather

- Matt DiNardo

Just insane levels of pollen for the next 4 days... Pine and Oak are big problems... many of you are seeing the pollen c...
04/16/2019

Just insane levels of pollen for the next 4 days... Pine and Oak are big problems... many of you are seeing the pollen clouds blowing across the ground and sky. Just nasty!

Windy for the ride in an ride home from school, but at least we will have sunshine. I have the compete forecast on Good ...
04/15/2019

Windy for the ride in an ride home from school, but at least we will have sunshine.
I have the compete forecast on Good Morning Richmond and at www.wric.com/weather

- Matt DiNardo

One more crazy day of pollen before the rain and thunderstorms bring us all some relief in the #RVA.. But next week - it...
04/12/2019

One more crazy day of pollen before the rain and thunderstorms bring us all some relief in the #RVA.. But next week - it will jump sky high again!

Saturday Evening's Monsterenergy Toyota Owners 400 #NASCAR Race at Richmond Raceway in the #RVA looks like we might have...
04/12/2019

Saturday Evening's Monsterenergy Toyota Owners 400 #NASCAR Race at Richmond Raceway in the #RVA looks like we might have some clouds and drizzle/mist during the race. Luckily they have the Titan Air Track Driers!

Looking at your #NASCAR #RVA forecast for the ToyotaCare250 at Richmond Raceway this evening, there might be a pop-up T'...
04/12/2019

Looking at your #NASCAR #RVA forecast for the ToyotaCare250 at Richmond Raceway this evening, there might be a pop-up T'Storm when the green flag drops, but otherwise mostly cloudy and mild - GREAT FOR RACING!

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