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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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The scorching hot temperatures last week will disappear for a while. This weekend was a bit of a transition. That's why we saw some rain and thunderstorms. Storms fired up as a "backdoor" cool front moved across the state. You probably noticed it was a bit more comfortable today -... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at WBRC Weather
Fox6 Meteorologist Jill Gilardi captured this sunset tonight. It is incredible. Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at WBRC Weather
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We are seeing significant cloudy to ground lightning, heavy rain, and even some indications of small hail on VIPIR this evening. These storms are impacting Cherokee and Cleburne Counties. The storms are rotating around the east side of high pressure in the Southeast. The movement is from the northwest to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2014 at WBRC Weather
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We're bracing for some thunderstorms this afternoon. Some of those storms could be severe. We're not looking for tornado development because the unidirectional shear does not favor that. However, we have enough instability in the atmosphere this afternoon to generate a few storms capable of winds over 60mph. Remember -... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2014 at WBRC Weather
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The last several nights have not been the best for meteor watching. Expect some dramatic improvements tonight with clearing skies and more comfortable temperatures. This is great news since one of the best sky shows of the year peakss tonight - the Perseid Meteor Shower. Best Time to View: The... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2014 at WBRC Weather
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Thunderstorms will develop this afternoon and evening ahead of a cool front. Some of these storms could be strong due to fairly high instability in place across the state. It would be a good idea this afternoon to secure any loose items around the house and make sure the patio... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2014 at WBRC Weather
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Last week was a good week for me. It was a stressful week, but very rewarding. I passed my FAA instrument checkride and I'm now an instrument rated pilot. Of course, excited about this accomplishment I was eager to share it with my non-pilot friends. I soon realized many non... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2014 at WBRC Weather
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It seems like I'm typing the same forecast daily. Dry weather with the hopes of rain by Friday and Saturday. Since I talked to a guy today who washed his car, I have high hopes we'll see rain. Isn't that the way it almost always works. Seriously, forecast models are... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2014 at WBRC Weather
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If you thought it was hot today, you were right. Temperatures almost reached record values in Tuscaloosa with highs in the upper 90s. Dewpoints in the upper 50s kept it from becoming too unbearable this afternoon. This is not going to be the case later this week as the moisture... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2014 at WBRC Weather
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We managed to dodge most of the rain today with showers and storms mainly to the west and south. I did see a few thunderstorms develop in Pickens County. I would best describe our current weather as hot, hazy, and humid. It appears we'll continue on this trend at least... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2014 at WBRC Weather