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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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About the only rain to be found today was either next door in Mississippi or in South Alabama. We officially made it up to 93 degrees in Birmingham. Radar has been showing a clean-sweep for our area and this is likely what we'll continue to see for the next few... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at WBRC Weather
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We'll see just a bit of rain and a few thunderstorms this afternoon. Most of the activity will remain west of I-65 and just south of I-20. The chance for severe weather or even a strong storm remains very low. The maps below is showing the Energy Helicity Index this... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at WBRC Weather
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It will be a good idea to remain weather alert this afternoon and evening. We'll be in for another round of active weather between 3pm and 7pm. The primary threats will be winds over 50mph, extreme lightning, and heavy rain. The best chance for thunderstorm development will be for areas... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at WBRC Weather
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SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH NUMBER 424 NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK 400 PM CDT TUE JUL 14 2015 THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF NORTHERN ALABAMA NORTHERN GEORGIA NORTHERN MISSISSIPPI SOUTHWEST NORTH CAROLINA WESTERN SOUTH CAROLINA * EFFECTIVE THIS TUESDAY AFTERNOON... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2015 at WBRC Weather
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Remember last Friday's strong to severe storms across the area? They knocked down trees, produced small hail, heavy rain, and frequent lightning. We could be in for another batch of storms similar in strength tomorrow afternoon and evening. This time the storms will be moving from the northwest to the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2015 at WBRC Weather
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Intense thunderstorms will continue to impact the Fox6 viewing area through at lest 7pm. These storms are packing a serious punch. While not reaching the threshold for a severe thunderstorm, we have seen at least a dozen reports of nickel to quarter size hail in Jefferson and Shelby Counties as... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2015 at WBRC Weather
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PROBABILITY OF WATCH ISSUANCE...80 PERCENT SUMMARY...AN ISOLATED WIND DAMAGE THREAT IS EXPECTED TO PERSIST THIS AFTERNOON ACROSS THE TN VALLEY AND SHOULD AFFECT THE SRN APPALACHIANS AS WELL. THE POTENTIAL FOR WIND DAMAGE MAY INCREASE OVER THE NEXT FEW HOURS. WW ISSUANCE WILL LIKELY BE NEEDED ACROSS THE REGION. DISCUSSION...THE... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2015 at WBRC Weather
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The storms came through this morning and packed a significant punch knocking down trees and power lines. Over 30,000 Alabama Power customers were left without electricity. Each blue dot on Alabama represents a damage report. The atmosphere is considerably more stable this afternoon in the wake of this morning's storms.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2015 at WBRC Weather
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Here's a question for you. Does an airplane perform better in cold air or hot air? The answer is simple: any aircraft performs better in cold air. The lack of understanding of this simple principle has resulted in many fatalities. I remember an aircraft crashing at the Guntersville Airport in... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2015 at WBRC Weather
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The heat and heat index continues to be the big weather story and will likely be the main focus of the forecast through at least next week. But, it does look like the leftovers from Tropical Storm Bill could mean a bit of rain and thunderstorms for North Alabama and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2015 at WBRC Weather