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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
The rain is back and it has been hit some places hard like Blount, Cullman, and Walker Counties. Numerous roads were reported flooded in those areas earlier this morning from heavy rain. Patricia Cook took this picture of County Road 52 in Cullman. Be careful and DO NOT drive through... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather
We're only several weeks into the Atlantic Hurricane season and we're watching two areas this morning. The USAF Hurricane Hunters already have a recon mission scheduled for tomorrow to examine these tropical waves. They will launch out of St. Croix. X marks the spot on the satellite map. As you... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather
This has been almost perfect weather for anything outdoors - comfortable temperatures and lower dewpoints. Changes are coming for tomorrow thanks to a southerly wind flow. We'll have plenty of low level moisture making for some muggy conditions. Dewpoint temperatures will climb into the lower 70s tomorrow. The map below... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather
Storms will likely track south across North Alabama through the afternoon. These are the storms we mentioned last night on WBRC Fox6 News. A few of these storms will be strong and possibly severe. Make sure you have the WBRC First Alert weather app with you this weekend. These storms... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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
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
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
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
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
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
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