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CommonWx

Commonwealth. Common weather. CommonWx. Issues of weather and climate impact everyone across this state regardless of socioeconomic status, religious affiliation or political leanings. It's one thing that's common to us all.

The CommonWx newsletter — curated by Radio IQ Meteorologist Nick Gilmore — explores topics of weather and climate in Virginia.
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  • Kevin Myatt has been a weather observer and columnist for the Roanoke Times for nearly two decades. He’s now filling a similar role with Cardinal News – in addition to his “day job” with the communications team at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine. Radio IQ Meteorologist Nick Gilmore caught up with him to discuss the ins and outs of his career and what he has learned while covering the weather in this region.
  • While things have started to change recently, the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season – which runs from June 1st to November 30th – has been abnormally quiet.
  • Ken Graham is in just his fourth week as director of the National Weather Service.Graham took some time to talk with Radio IQ Meteorologist Nick Gilmore about his hopes for the agency – as it deals with a changing climate and the continued need to make forecasts understandable and usable to the public.
  • As hard as it may be to believe, summer will arrive – at least meteorologically speaking – on June 1st. So what can Virginia expect this summer?
  • Tornadoes are low frequency, but high impact events in Virginia. And while that means they aren't typically at the forefront of people's minds, proper preparedness can be the difference between life and death.