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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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Stormy weather is quickly approaching Alabama. It is likely we could see strong to severe storms impacting the area as early as 11am. The thunderstorms will continue through the afternoon and evening. The HRRR, one of the high resolution models we use is showing the rain arriving for West Alabama... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather
Enjoy the gorgeous weather today with sunshine and highs in the mid 80s. There is zero chance for rain this afternoon and through the evening. But, big changes are on the way for tonight. A cool front will track across the state and this will mean the potential for strong... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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This is going to be a wild ride across the country when it comes to weather. Expect stormy weather this week across the Plains and Midwest including damaging winds and tornadoes. What does this mean locally? There's some uncertainty, but these are my thoughts. Thursday looks to be the most... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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We're monitoring a powerful system that is expected to impact the Southeast on Saturday. This system will likely bring some cooler temperatures to the area, but also a chance for thunderstorms. If you have outdoor or weather dependent plans Saturday afternoon or evening, it would be a good idea to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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The 80s are back and we're not talking about the music. The temperatures will feel great! I hope you are taking advantage of some of the best weather we've had in ages. This is what I call "chamber of commerce weather." We'll see plenty of sunshine this week with only... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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After a very active weather week, the forecast has turned considerably more tame for the next week or so. Expect sunshine with temperatures in the lower 70s this afternoon. It will be clear and cool tonight with a low of 47. High pressure will dominate the weather over the next... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather
A challenging forecast is now unfolding with the first of several rounds of severe storms today. The storms are surging northeast at between 40 and 50mph. In some cases, these storms are over 50,000ft tall. Storms this morning and through at least 8am will mainly produce heavy rain, gusty winds,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather
This is one of the more difficult severe weather forecasts we've had. For example, April 27th, 2011 was an easy forecast with horrible results. We knew with little exception there was going to be devastating tornadoes. First of all, let's get the record straight - this is not a repeat... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather
Wednesday has the potential to be a very destructive weather day in the Southeast and in parts of Alabama. We have the key ingredients coming together for a significant severe weather day. The instability is incredibly high as well as the wind shear. A common question I receive is what... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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Enjoy your Sunday with temperatures in the lower 80s this afternoon. We'll see plenty of sunshine through the day. Expect a small chance for rain late tonight with overnight lows around 63. FIRST ALERT: Stormy and rainy Monday. Widespread showers and thunderstorms are expected on Monday. The strongest storms will... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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Some good news to report this morning. Our possible severe weather threat is improving. The much anticipated rain and thunderstorm activity to the south is holding together and will significantly limit our severe weather threat in Alabama. The HRRR model, which is one of the best performers for severe weather,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather
We're in a weather pattern with one round of active weather after another. Severe storms are again possible across our area this afternoon and evening. Instability values could reach over 2,000 j/kg based on some model data. Temperatures this afternoon will reach the upper 70s to lower 80s. This would... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather
We'll see a few spotty showers and thunderstorms today - especially during the afternoon as temperatures climb into the upper 70s. While we're not expecting severe weather today, we could see a few storms producing some intense lightning and an occasional heavy downpour. The high this afternoon will near 80... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather