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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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You hear us meteorologists talk about it all the time - wind shear. It's one of the key ingredients for tornadoes. But, do you really understand what wind shear is? Most of the time you can't see it. But, fellow pilot Eddie King shared this picture with me while flying... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at WBRC Weather
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You may have heard me mention on Fox6 News that we're heading into pattern with a more active and stronger jetstream. This will mean one storm system right after another impacting the area. Right now we're looking at three systems that could have impacts on our state over the next... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2014 at WBRC Weather
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Wes Wyatt and I had an interesting conversations last night. We were chatting about how in the weather business we're always asking what's next? What is the next big event? We have made it our mission to use science, technology, and experience to hopefully give you as much advance notice... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2014 at WBRC Weather
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It really seemed like November was the start of an early Winter. But, that's not really the case - December is likely going to be a warm month. We're closing out November with highs in the upper 60s to lower 70s. The extended forecast throughout the rest of this week... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2014 at WBRC Weather
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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 Nov 22, 2014 at WBRC Weather
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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