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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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MESOSCALE DISCUSSION 1840 NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK 0308 PM CST TUE NOV 29 2016 AREAS AFFECTED...NORTHERN MS...PARTS OF SOUTHERN TN AND INTO NORTHWEST AL CONCERNING...SEVERE POTENTIAL...WATCH POSSIBLE VALID 292108Z - 292315Z PROBABILITY OF WATCH ISSUANCE...60 PERCENT SUMMARY...STORMS SPREADING NORTHEASTWARD WITH TIME WILL LIKELY POSE SEVERE/TORNADO RISK NORTH OF... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at WBRC Weather
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This is really the calm before the storm. The sky will clear and temperatures will soar to near 80 degrees this afternoon. With plenty of warm moist air surging to the north, the atmosphere will be primed for severe storms. This time there is a significant risk for tornadoes. This... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at WBRC Weather
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THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF WESTERN AND NORTHERN ALABAMA * EFFECTIVE THIS MONDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 440 PM UNTIL 900 PM CST. * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE... SCATTERED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH POSSIBLE A TORNADO OR TWO POSSIBLE... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at WBRC Weather
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Two rounds of thunderstorms are expected through Wednesday. Storms will begin tonight with a limited risk for severe weather and a more concerning risk for severe weather Tuesday night into Wednesday morning. We're just not unstable enough for any widespread severe weather tonight. We have plenty of shear, but the... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at WBRC Weather
I'm sure you've heard us talk about the potential for heavy rainfall and storms beginning Monday night and lasting through possibly Wednesday morning. For the most part, this is the best news we've heard in months. Finally, we're going to see some rain and it's likely more than a sprinkle.... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at WBRC Weather
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We have some significant changes in our forecast with our long "dry spell" finally showing some signs of ending. In the meantime, expect sunshine along with some chilly temperatures this weekend. After a cold start today, we will see temperatures reach the lower 60s this afternoon. It will be cold... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at WBRC Weather
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The rain chances will remain limited on this Thanksgiving Eve. The greatest potential for light rain is west of I-65. Temperatures are climbing to the lower 70s which is above average for this time of year. We'll see temperatures tonight fall into the mid 60s. First Alert for fog developing... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2016 at WBRC Weather
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Tomorrow will officially break the 1924 record of 52 consecutive days in Birmingham without measurable rainfall. This is a bad situation and it is getting worse. The drought is quickly beginning to rival the drought in 2007. If you're not at least practicing some water conservation tips, I'd encourage you... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2016 at WBRC Weather
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It's Halloween and we're likely to see again record-breaking temperatures. It isn't a trick when I tell you the forecast high temperature today is 89 degrees. The record high for today is 87 degrees. The last time we saw temperatures this extreme this time of year was back in 1984.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2016 at WBRC Weather
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I love flying when the weather is gorgeous. These days when the weather is "clear and a million" - takeoffs and landings are relatively stress-free. But, we all know we have low clouds, rain, and fog either locally or at our destination. This is where an instrument rating comes in.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2016 at WBRC Weather
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Wow! It actually felt like fall today for a change. After have three days of record-breaking temperatures this past week, we had a few reports of morning lows in the upper 30s. Haleyville dropped to 38 this morning while most areas were in the lower 40s. We will continue to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2016 at WBRC Weather
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A strong cold front will move through Alabama on Thursday. This front will be a real pattern changer for us with thunderstorms likely followed by a significant cool down. Moisture and instability are beginning to increase across the area. You're probably feeling it when you step outside. Of course, this... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2016 at WBRC Weather
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We need rain and at least in the short-term I don't see any significant changes in this "dry spell". Our first opportunity at rain will likely come on Saturday. The NAM and GFS are both indicating a chance for rain in the northern portion of our viewing area. An approaching... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2016 at WBRC Weather
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There's still no rain in the forecast. At the earliest, we will not see rain until late October and with the dry and windy conditions fire warnings are in effect across the state. This afternoon temperatures are reaching the 80s across the area. Expect breezy conditions with winds up to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2016 at WBRC Weather
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Hurricane Matthew remains a major hurricane producing sustained winds of 125mph and is moving toward the Northwest. The eye this morning is near Andros Island in the Bahamas. Matthew is the most powerful hurricane to form over the Atlantic since Hurricane Felix in 2007. Rain bands are already impacting Florida... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2016 at WBRC Weather
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You may see a few high clouds this afternoon/evening, but no rain is in the forecast. The clouds are rotating around an area of low pressure across Tennessee and Kentucky. The dry weather will continue through the foreseeable future. These are some of the driest conditions since 2012. Models have... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2016 at WBRC Weather
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You may see a few high clouds this afternoon/evening, but no rain is in the forecast. The clouds are rotating around an area of low pressure across Tennessee and Kentucky. The dry weather will continue through the foreseeable future. These are some of the driest conditions since 2012. Models have... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2016 at WBRC Weather
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It's football season and that means Fall weather. After holding onto a pretty significant heat wave, we're now tracking cooler air. This afternoon the cold front is just to our south and has triggered a few showers and storms in Clay, Talladega, and Coosa Counties. The cooler air is quickly... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2016 at WBRC Weather
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The forecast continues to remain mainly dry over the next several days thanks to a ridge of high pressure over the Southeast. This afternoon we managed to find at least one shower on radar, but the forecast for most of us has been bone dry. Tomorrow looks like another hot... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2016 at WBRC Weather