June 22, 2018, was the second-wettest day on record at Richmond International Airport, at 7.61 inches. To put it into context, that day of floods involved more rain than 95% of the months since 1887. The downpour also set our record hourly total: 4.09 inches.
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.