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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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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 3 days ago 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 4 days ago 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 5 days ago 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
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This week will be hotter and drier than last week. High pressure is moving in from the East and taking hold over the Southeast. This will mean mostly sunny skies and very little rainfall in the forecast. Temperatures today and tomorrow will reach the mid 90s with the heat index... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2015 at WBRC Weather
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One of the most common questions we get as meteorologists centers around long range forecasts. Do you think it's going to be a hot Summer or a wet Summer, etc? These longer range forecast have to be taken with a "grain of salt" and sometimes I'm a bit skeptic when... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2015 at WBRC Weather
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Thunderstorms and airplanes ARE NOT COMPATIBLE. This goes for both small airplanes and big airplanes. If you go back through the NTSB archives, you'll find countless examples of airplane crashes caused by accidentally flying into severe weather. Fortunately, modern technology has helped to reduce the number of weather-related aviation accidents.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2015 at WBRC Weather
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We've got some stormy weather in the forecast tonight. Storms have been moving incredibly slow through the evening. Radar imagery as of around 9:30pm is indicating the some of the heaviest rainfall now beginning to impact Shelby and St. Clair Counties. A very moist tropical airmass is in place. If... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2015 at WBRC Weather