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James-Paul Dice
Birmingham, AL
Chief Meteorologist at WBRC Fox 6 in Birmingham. AMS CBM and NWA Seals of Approval.
Interests: Meteorology, broadcasting, aviation, computers, science, and history.
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Severe weather is expected Saturday and to a lesser extent Sunday across Alabama. As additional data arrives, I'm getting a better idea on where the greatest risk for severe storms will develop. We will likely see thunderstorms after 3am Saturday and lasting into the mid-morning hours. This could be the... Continue reading
Posted 2 hours ago at WBRC First Alert Weather
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The weather pattern is active and we could see several rounds of severe storms across Alabama beginning tomorrow and ending sometime over the weekend. I'm starting to get a better idea of the overall weather picture as new data arrives. First of all, I believe our severe threat tomorrow (Thursday)... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at WBRC First Alert Weather
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We're watching the weekend weather closely for the possibility of severe weather in Alabama. It's still early and much can change. We're looking at the potential for either a high impact severe weather event locally or severe weather that could be confined more to South Alabama. I want to stress... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at WBRC First Alert Weather
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The National Weather Service expanded the Winter Storm Warning because of growing confidence in a high impact Winter weather event. Etowah, St. Clair, Jefferson, and Tuscaloosa Counties are now included in the warning area. Models are now indicating we could see more sleet than snow with this setup. The snow... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather
We're expecting Winter weather including sleet and snow tomorrow. A Winter Storm Watch continues for the area for Friday and early Saturday. While there is still uncertainty in the forecast models, there is at least enough agreement to believe we will see some measurable snowfall in the area. The most... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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I try my best to be a just give you the facts kind of meteorologist. I'd love to work in guarantees, but when it comes to Winter weather in Alabama that is about like winning the lottery. We still have some models indicating accumulation of snowfall while others are indicating... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather
The weather will likely get active again late week with a threat for Winter weather across the state. This means parts of Central and North Alabama could see some rain, sleet, and possibly accumulating snowfall. I would anticipate some travel issues based on the precipitation and the temperature. In the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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We've already seen a few severe thunderstorms this morning because of a hail threat. Some of the storms this morning have been elevated and not surface based. The radar will be active today and we'll be watching closely. These are my thoughts about today's weather. We will see quite a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather
Low Visibility: There is a dense fog advisory for most of the area tonight. Rain continues to move across the state tonight with low visibility and dense fog. Please be careful when driving since visibility will likely fall lower than 1 mile in places. There is a First Alert for... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather
Severe storms have failed to materialize this evening. While there is a small chance for an isolated severe storm, the chance is very low. We will mainly see rain and some occasional thunderstorms overnight as a strong cold front moves through the area. The instability has not been high enough... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2016 at WBRC First Alert Weather
A marginal severe weather event is setting up for tonight. Let me stress we're not expecting widespread severe weather. It is still a good idea to make sure your NOAA weather radio is working along with your WBRC First Alert weather app. Many of these storms. Storms will likely arrive... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2016 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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It was 30 degrees when I departed Pell City on Monday and it was 91 when I landed in Avon Park, Florida. This was a fairly significant temperature change to say the least. While flying south, I crossed the a cold front somewhere near the Alabama/Florida line. The boundary was... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2016 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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I have to be honest. As a meteorologist, I'm scared to death to write anything that even vaguely mentions the possibility of Winter weather. It really tends to trigger PTSD from Winter weather events of years past. But, we also want to give you ad much advanced notice as possible... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2016 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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MESOSCALE DISCUSSION 1840 NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK 0308 PM CST TUE NOV 29 2016 AREAS AFFECTED...NORTHERN MS...PARTS OF SOUTHERN TN AND INTO NORTHWEST AL CONCERNING...SEVERE POTENTIAL...WATCH POSSIBLE VALID 292108Z - 292315Z PROBABILITY OF WATCH ISSUANCE...60 PERCENT SUMMARY...STORMS SPREADING NORTHEASTWARD WITH TIME WILL LIKELY POSE SEVERE/TORNADO RISK NORTH OF... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2016 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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This is really the calm before the storm. The sky will clear and temperatures will soar to near 80 degrees this afternoon. With plenty of warm moist air surging to the north, the atmosphere will be primed for severe storms. This time there is a significant risk for tornadoes. This... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2016 at WBRC First Alert Weather