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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.
Recent Activity
After a brief cool down this weekend, we are expected to see more Spring-like temperatures this week with highs on Tuesday near 80 degrees. Of course, with Spring-like temperatures comes Spring-like weather. Rain and thunderstorm chances will remain high from Monday through Wednesday evening. We're particularly focused on Wednesday for... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at WBRC First Alert Weather
We may have some ups and downs when it comes to temperatures, but there is no real threat for any significant weather until Tuesday at the earliest. I am watching a system that will likely bring rain, thunderstorms, and even the possibility of severe storms. Before we get too excited,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather
A gradual increase in temperatures is expected over the next few days. This is staying on-course with our forecast for a mild Winter. This afternoon temperatures will reach the mid 50s with abundant sunshine. This evening temperatures will fall into the mid 40s so a light jacket may be required... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather
The Storm Prediction Center has now issued a PDS or Particularly Dangerous Situation Tornado Watch. These always get our attention because it means there is a good chance of a violent tornado happening within the watch area. The watch reaches all the way to the I-20 corridor which includes the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather
The rain and thunderstorms are right on schedule. For some of you, the NOAA weather radio may have gotten you up early. The Storm Prediction Center has issued a tornado watch until 11am for areas south of I-20. Fred Hunter is tracking storms this morning. Model data is still indicating... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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 Jan 20, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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 Jan 18, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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 Jan 17, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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
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
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