Meet Sean Sublette, RTD’s newest meteorologist | Weather

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After graduation I worked as a contractor at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, but missed the daily implication of tracking weather history. A friend told me about a vacancy at NBC station in Roanoke, and I started my television career there in the fall of 1995. I was happy to be back in Virginia, though. I quickly realized how different the weather was in the western part of the state against Richmond. After eight years there, I moved to ABC station in Lynchburg.

Over the 2010s, I started to pay more attention to the climate in addition to the weather. While not immediately evident in daily weather, longer-term data has shown the planet to be warming. I understood the fundamentals of why, but I needed to understand how the scientific community came to this conclusion. So I made another change, taking a job at a science and communications organization in central New Jersey called Climate Central.

But Richmond always shot me. Much of my extended family is here, and I am fortunate to have the opportunity to come home and talk about the weather and climate with the people who live and work here in Central Virginia. I have benefited immensely from those around me and those who have come before me, and I want to build on the fundamental work done at the Richmond Times-Dispatch by John Boyer, who conceived the role of meteorologist here. But I’ve been gone for a while, so I need to hear from you.

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