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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
The 12z NAM model data is in and we're continuing to see a trend with severe weather potential the highest along the Gulf Coast and South Alabama Sunday. The forecast models have slowed this system down somewhat. For the Fox6 viewing area, the greatest risk for severe storms tomorrow will... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at WBRC Weather
The situation Sunday is one we will have to watch closely. My overall thinking is still a system with the greatest risk of producing severe storms south of Montgomery. However, the 12z NAM has come in a bit more aggressive with the instability a bit farther north. The question is... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2014 at WBRC Weather
When temperatures go from record lows to highs in the 70s one of the first questions we get is whether or not severe weather is expected? It's a good question because warmer temperatures often mean higher instability values and this time of year with the right amount of shear tornadoes... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2014 at WBRC Weather
We're always watching for something here in Alabama. Whether it's rain, an Arctic outbreak, or a batch of severe weather - it's almost always a busy time in the weather center. Our focus now is on the weekend. We'll soon be trading the cold air for mild and moist air.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2014 at WBRC Weather
How's that for getting your attention? I've learned over the years in meteorology when you say snow it translates to blizzard. Flurry means 4 inch. After last year a light dusting means you'll get stuck in your car for two days. Yes, we're all probably a little on-guard after dealing... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2014 at WBRC Weather
Enjoy the warmer temperatures for two more days. Highs this afternoon and tomorrow will reach the lower 70s. Arctic air will push southward late week. While it's going to be chilly Thursday and Friday, this is not a "monster" event as you might hear on the national news. At least,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2014 at WBRC Weather
There's no better way to learn meteorology than to experience it in three dimensions. I think that's why I love flying and aviation so much. Today's adventure took me 294 nautical miles from Hilton Head, South Carolina to Pell City, Alabama. We cruised at 8,000ft and were cleared for instrument... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2014 at WBRC Weather
It's a bit warmer this afternoon with temperatures climbing into the lower 70s across the area thanks to a south wind. You will begin to nice some clouds streaming into the state later this afternoon and evening. Lows tonight will fall into the mid 50s. Wednesday will be a day... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2014 at WBRC Weather
This is the time of year a lot of folks start asking about Winter weather and temperatures. If haven't noticed lately it has been rather warm. We broke a record high in Tuscaloosa with temperatures reaching 87 yesterday. The previous record was 85. Yes, that's almost 90 degrees and we're... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2014 at WBRC Weather