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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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The answer to that question is not much. Wait. You've heard that before, right? January 28th, 2014 and you ended up stuck on the interstate for hours. You get burned by a bad forecast and you are naturally a bit reluctant to trust another "only a dusting" forecast again. You... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at WBRC Weather
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We're getting a nice break in the active weather across Alabama. Dry and cool best describes the forecast over the next several days. For tonight, you had best bundle up after sunset. Temperatures will quickly dip into the mid 40s with overnight lows a few degrees below freezing. Skies will... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2016 at WBRC Weather
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SUMMARY...A TORNADO WATCH IS LIKELY AT SOME POINT THIS AFTERNOON. TIMING REMAINS A BIT UNCERTAIN...BUT IT IS POSSIBLE WITHIN THE NEXT COUPLE OF HOURS. DISCUSSION...ALTHOUGH STRONG CAPPING EVIDENT IN THE MORNING RAOB FROM JACKSON HAS TENDED TO SUPPRESS CONVECTION...PERSISTENT NARROW BANDS OF CONVECTION HAVE BEEN DEVELOPING ALONG LOW-LEVEL CONFLUENCE ZONES... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2016 at WBRC Weather
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We've been talking about the possibility of severe storms since last Tuesday and it still looks likely we'll see at least some severe weather tomorrow. Let me make this clear this is not an outbreak setup, but it is a system that has to be watched closely for the possibility... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2016 at WBRC Weather
The severe weather threat continues for Tuesday. Forecast model runs show a powerful system moving through the state during the afternoon and evening. There are indications the system is slowing down a bit. If this trend continues, that would mean we'll see a later arrival of storms on Tuesday. At... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2016 at WBRC Weather
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It's not often I start talking "First Alert" almost a week in advance, but when models are this consistent with a severe weather setup I think it's worthwhile to give a strong mention of the possibility. The two medium range models we look at daily are the European and the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2016 at WBRC Weather
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Temperatures are now beginning to drop rapidly across the area. We're seeing freezing temperatures right now across West Alabama and the rest of the area should be at 32 degrees by 6pm. We've had some reports of snow sticking in the grassy areas, but no reports of travel problems across... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2016 at WBRC Weather
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THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A * TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF SOUTHERN AND SOUTH CENTRAL ALABAMA WEST FLORIDA PANHANDLE SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA SOUTHEASTERN MISSISSIPPI COASTAL WATERS * EFFECTIVE THIS THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY MORNING FROM 630 PM UNTIL 300 AM CST. * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE... A FEW TORNADOES... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2016 at WBRC Weather
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Lots of questions regarding our active weather the last few days and I'd like to take advantage of this blog to keep it real. Are we going to see tornadoes across our area tonight? The chances of that happening are very very low. Yes, they're higher than winning the PowerBall,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2016 at WBRC Weather
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The weather is staying active this week. Another cold front will arrive tonight. No rain is expected because the air is too dry, but you will notice the winds are a bit breezy tonight with even colder temperatures by Wednesday morning. Lows will again fall into the lower 20s in... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2016 at WBRC Weather