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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
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New higher resolution model data is suggesting our highest risk for sleet and freezing rain will remain in Northwest Alabama Wednesday night into Thursday morning. Since last week, we've been trying to get a good handle on a wintry weather threat being hinted at by the GFS model. At Fox6,... Continue reading
Posted 4 hours ago at WBRC Weather
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Sleet and/or freezing rain is likely by Thursday morning across Alabama and parts of the Fox6 viewing area will be significantly impacted. The challenge right now is figuring out where. As new model data begins to arrive, we are getting a better idea on the where and when. The GFS... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at WBRC Weather
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A mix of rain/snow/sleet is has crossed the Mississippi River as of 12pm. This means we could see an arrival of Winter weather again this afternoon by as early as 4pm for Marion, Pickens, Tuscaloosa, and Lamar Counties. Right now - temperatures across Alabama are above freezing. My concern is... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2015 at WBRC Weather
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SUMMARY...A MIXTURE OF FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET WILL CONTINUE TO PROGRESS EAST FROM PARTS OF THE LOWER MS VALLEY TOWARDS THE TN VALLEY LATE THIS EVENING INTO EARLY TONIGHT. FREEZING RAIN RATES OF A FEW HUNDREDTHS OF AN INCH PER HOUR ARE POSSIBLE. DISCUSSION...THE 03Z REGIONAL WSR-88D MOSAIC DEPICTS A... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2015 at WBRC Weather
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If we're going to see snowfall this Winter, it may happen on Wednesday. There's still a lot of uncertainty that exists with the forecast. You can't base a forecast on a few model runs from one forecast model. However, there are a couple of points that get my attention about... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2015 at WBRC Weather
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If you haven't heard this is the 3rd coldest February air mass to hit the Deep South in weather history. We will break some records tomorrow. Where are those airline tickets to Key West when you need them? This is what I like to refer to as "pipe busting" weather.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2015 at WBRC Weather
Looks like at least a part of the area may receive some measurable snowfall overnight. The best chance to see the snow will be areas north of I-20. I do have some concern because road temps are below freezing. We could see a few places develop slick sports after 3am.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2015 at WBRC Weather
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The threat for Winter weather is not disappearing from our forecast. It looks like we're going to have to keep a watchful eye again on Friday. This particular event is a bit more concerning because ground temperatures will be considerably cold by late week. If we do see precipitation -... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2015 at WBRC Weather
BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED CIVIL EMERGENCY MESSAGE ALABAMA EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY CLANTON ALABAMA RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL 948 PM CST MON FEB 16 2015 THE FOLLOWING MESSAGE IS TRANSMITTED AT THE REQUEST OF THE INDIVIDUAL ALABAMA COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCIES ACROSS CENTRAL ALABAMA INCLUDING...MARION...WINSTON...LAMAR...FAYETTE... WALKER...PICKENS...TUSCALOOSA...SUMTER...GREENE...HALE...PERRY... BIBB...SHELBY...JEFFERSON...TALLADEGA...TALLAPOOSA...CLAY...... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2015 at WBRC Weather
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First of all, even with the models indicating warmer temperatures today we still have a few issues with ice and slick spots. This is primarily the Highway 278 corridor and higher elevations of Blount County. If driving along I-65 over Lacon, Mountain, I'd be especially mindful. We have receiving numerous... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2015 at WBRC Weather
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Since yesterday models have kept trending toward a warmer and warmer solution for Monday's potential travel issues. It looks like we're going to escape any significant problems aside from some light to moderate rainfall. We've been looking at both high resolution mesoscale and global models and they're all pointing at... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2015 at WBRC Weather
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Tonight's forecast is far from perfect, but it's the best scientifically-based "guess" we can give you concerning your travel Monday and early next week. Model temperatures being off by just 2-3 degrees will make a huge difference in what happens and how it impacts you and your family. At this... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2015 at WBRC Weather