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This week on Behind the Front WBRC FOX6 News Chief Meteorologist J-P Dice is a guest on the Kurre and Klapow show. And when a radio rock guy, a psychologist and a meteorologist hit the mic you can expect the unexpected. This episode of Behind the Front is sponsored by Durante Home Exteriors. Click Here or Call: (205) 956-4110 to learn how Durante c…
 
This week on Behind the Front, WBRC FOX6 News Chief Meteorologist J-P Dice is with David Dillahunt, meteorologist for Southwest Airlines. J-P and David explore the ups and downs in forecasting for an airline. When it comes to commercial flight, there's more to preparing for incoming weather than checking a radar. An entire operations team is dedica…
 
After several weeks of back-to-back tornadoes, WBRC FOX6 Chief Meteorologist J-P Dice sits down to go over this year's very active severe weather season. Many people have lost their homes since the year's first tornado pushed through back in January, but some have also lost their lives. J-P goes over what you can do to keep you and your family safe…
 
This week on Behind The Front, WBRC Chief Meteorologist J-P Dice talks with psychologist Dr. Josh Klapow to understand storm anxiety. J-P has noticed an increase in people writing him to describe a debilitating fear associated with severe storms. Dr. Klapow says it’s not that storm anxiety is increasing, but platforms like social media are exposing…
 
Spring is right around the corner in Alabama. As any Alabama native knows, that means amazing temperatures and beautiful afternoons, but it also means pollen and allergy season. This week on Behind the Front, WBRC meteorologist Jill Gilardi joins Chief Meteorologist J-P Dice to talk about seasonal weather expectations. This episode of Behind the Fr…
 
WBRC Chief Meteorologist J-P Dice talks about about the trends of tornadic activity with Kevin Laws, Science Operations Officer at the NWS in Birmingham. How often do devastating tornadoes like the one from April 27, 2011 appear? How likely is it to see a powerful tornado outside of “tornado season?” This episode of Behind the Front is sponsored by…
 
Winter weather was certainly in the forecast for last week. Tuesday’s snow was something that caught even meteorologists statewide off guard. The flurries were heavy, and WBRC Chief Meteorologist J-P Dice this week talks with Dr. Tim Coleman about how our surprise snow day came to be. This episode of Behind the Front is sponsored by Durante Home Ex…
 
Weather this winter has varied in extremes. From tornadoes to freezing conditions, it’s been a busy First Alert season. This week on Behind the Front, WBRC Chief Meteorologist J-P Dice goes over the challenges for forecasting the recent winter weather. This episode of Behind the Front is sponsored by Durante Home Exteriors. Click Here or Call: (205…
 
WBRC Chief Meteorologist J-P Dice talks with Bruce Jones, Chief Meteorologist at Midland Radios. Weather radios are an indispensable part of weather safety and the two experts check off the reasons why you’d rather be safe than sorry. This episode of Behind the Front is sponsored by Durante Home Exteriors. Click Here or Call: (205) 956-4110 to lear…
 
This week on Behind the Front, WBRC Chief Meteorologist J-P Dice talks with Dr. Tim Coleman, a researcher at the University of Alabama at Huntsville. The two discuss the circumstances surrounding the EF-3 tornado that tore through northern Jefferson County and devastated communities in Fultondale and Center Point. They break down the landscape and …
 
This week on Behind the Front, Chief Meteorologist J-P Dice talks to Rick Davis of the Baron Institute in Huntsville. The Baron Institute is a non-profit organization building a statewide mesonet and camera network. Their goal is to put up enough weather sensors and webcams to blanket the state of Alabama and become a national model for how to capt…
 
This week on Behind the Front, WBRC Chief Meteorologist J-P Dice discusses meteors and meteorites with Dr. Bill Cooke at NASA. What are Earth’s chances of being hit by a giant meteor? Why are there so many reports of fireballs these days? It’s a pretty hot topic. This episode of Behind the Front is sponsored by Durante Home Exteriors. Click Here or…
 
2020 was certainly a year for the history books, but did you know it was also a record-breaking year for weather? This week on Behind the Front, WBRC Chief Meteorologist J-P Dice takes a look at the expected and unexpected weather moments of 2020. This episode of Behind the Front is sponsored by Durante Home Exteriors. Click Here or Call: (205) 956…
 
This week on Behind the Front, WBRC FOX6 News Chief Meteorologist J-P Dice talks with UAB psychologist Dr. Josh Klapow about how weather can affect your behavior. Cold, hot dreary, sunny - your mood may have something to do with what’s going on outside your window. This episode of Behind the Front is sponsored by Durante Home Exteriors. Click Here …
 
This week on Behind the Front, WBRC Chief Meteorologist J-P Dice talks with pioneer television meteorologist Roy Leep. For 45 years, Leep was the chief meteorologist at WTVT in Tampa Bay, heading the largest television weather operation in the country. When J-P was a child growing up in Frostproof, Fla., Leep was the go-to for weather information. …
 
This week on Behind the Front, WBRC Chef Meteorologist J-P Dice is talking to WBRC reporter Josh Gauntt, who covers a variety of topics for us and lately has gotten a heavy dose of hurricane coverage. J-P searches to find what makes each experience different from the last for Gauntt. This episode of Behind the Front is sponsored by Durante Home Ext…
 
WBRC Chief Meteorologist J-P Dice is joined by Dr. Tim Coleman, a forensic meteorologist and research meteorologist at UAH, to discuss the process of researching tornadoes and severe weather. This episode of Behind the Front is sponsored by Durante Home Exteriors. Click Here or Call: (205) 956-4110 to learn how Durante can help protect your home fr…
 
In this week’s episode of Behind the Front, WBRC Chief Meteorologist J-P Dice discusses some of the weather tools used in the forecast center that are also available at home. From websites to computer applications, there are more ways than ever for the weather enthusiast to gather data. This episode of Behind the Front is sponsored by Durante Home …
 
WBRC Chief Meteorologist J-P Dice is with Kevin Laws, the Science Operation Officer at the Birmingham National Weather Service. They’re exploring the improvements and limitations of predicting winter weather in the Alabama climate. This episode of Behind the Front is sponsored by Durante Home Exteriors. Click Here or Call: (205) 956-4110 to learn h…
 
WBRC Chief Meteorologist JP Dice and Warning Coordination Meteorologist John DeBlock of the National Weather Service in Birmingham talk about Hurricane Zeta, including why the storm had so much impact and how it differed from storms they normally see this time of year. This episode of Behind the Front is sponsored by Durante Home Exteriors. Click H…
 
This week on Behind the Front, WBRC Chief Meteorologist J-P Dice and meteorologist Wes Wyatt take a look at Hurricane Zeta and the impact it had across Alabama. The hurricane made landfall and moved through the state as a Tropical Storm Wednesday night into Thursday morning, leaving widespread damage in its wake. This episode of Behind the Front is…
 
WBRC FOX6 News Chief Meteorologist J-P Dice and meteorologist Wes Wyatt sit down this week to talk about this fall and severe weather trends and the future. This episode of Behind the Front is sponsored by Durante Home Exteriors. Click Here or Call: (205) 956-4110 to learn how Durante can help protect your home from the weather.…
 
WBRC Chief Meteorologist J-P Dice and his partner in crime Jill Gilardi are sitting down this week to talk about winter weather for 2020. This year has had plenty of surprises, so the team has taken a look at trends for the winter season to see what else might be in store. This episode of Behind the Front is sponsored by Durante Home Exteriors. Cli…
 
WBRC Chief Meteorologist J-P Dice and WBRC meteorologist Jill Gillardi discuss this year’s historically active tropical season. Not only have meteorologists gone through all the names on the list generated by the World Meteorological Organization, but Delta was one of the strongest Greek alphabet named storms out of the Atlantic. Find out what our …
 
This week, Behind the Front is all about weather-related aviation accidents. J-P Dice talks with John McLaughlin, meteorologist, FAA pilot examiner, and airplane/helicopter flight instructor, about meteorological mishaps that can lead to plane crashes. This episode of Behind the Front is sponsored by Durante Home Exteriors. Click Here or Call: (205…
 
Find out how much you know as WBRC Chief Meteorologist J-P Dice tackles some surprisingly in-depth weather questions from listeners on this week’s episode. This episode of Behind the Front is sponsored by Durante Home Exteriors. Click Here or Call: (205) 956-4110 to learn how Durante can help protect your home from the weather.…
 
J-P Dice talks with Mike Boylan of Mike’s Weather Page. Mike has a weather page of over 1 million followers that specializing in the topics with a cult following. J-P learns how Mike turned his passion for weather into a social media success. This episode of Behind the Front is sponsored by Durante Home Exteriors. Click Here or Call: (205) 956-4110…
 
This week on Behind the Front, WBRC Chief Meteorologist J-P Dice goes live on Facebook to answer pressing weather questions. From busting up tornado myths to explaining the active hurricane season, there’s a little bit somethings for everybody. This episode of Behind the Front is sponsored by Durante Home Exteriors. Click Here or Call: (205) 956-41…
 
Everyone at WBRC is ready for the new studio and that certainly includes the weather team! WBRC Chief Meteorologist J-P Dice is with WBRC Meteorologist Jill Gilardi and they’re going over all the nerdy details of the new set. The team is ready to take advantage of newest technology to bring you the latest and most dependable FIRST ALERT weather. Th…
 
J-P Dice talks to his niece about keeping weather all in the family. She is now a meteorologist in Syracuse. What’s the weather like in upstate New York? This episode of Behind the Front is sponsored by Durante Home Exteriors. Click Here or Call: (205) 956-4110 to learn how Durante can help protect your home from the weather.…
 
WBRC Chief Meteorologist J-P Dice is getting to the bottom of why false weather information circulates the internet. This turns out to be a lesson in psychology and an interview with UAB psychologist Dr. Josh Kaplow sheds light on people’s motivation for sharing false information and how unconscious biases can influence not viewers but also meteoro…
 
WBRC Chief Meteorologist J-P Dice and research meteorologist and consultant Dr. Tim Coleman break down Undular bores. This weather phenomenon sent strange shelf-like clouds across our viewing area and now you’ll learn just how peculiar these events can be. This episode of Behind the Front is sponsored by Durante Home Exteriors. Click Here or Call: …
 
WBRC FOX6 Meteorologist J-P Dice talks about how weather impacts flight safety. J-P is the chief meteorologist at WBRC FOX6 News. He is also a certified flight instructor with close to 2,000 hours of flight time. This episode of Behind the Front is sponsored by Durante Home Exteriors. Click Here or Call: (205) 956-4110 to learn how Durante can help…
 
We’re currently in the midst of the Atlantic hurricane season and WBRC Chief Meteorologist J-P Dice talks with Meteorologist Paul Dellegatto of WTVT FOX13 in Tampa as the tropics get busy. It’s been a fairly active season with eight tropical depressions so far and still at least a month to go for the traditional hurricane season. Dice and Dellefatt…
 
This week on Behind the Front, WBRC Chief Meteorologist J-P Dice and WBRC meteorologist Jill Gillardi explain how the summer weather can affect your pets. Hot pavement on paws and thunderstorm anxiety are just a few of the things you might want to be aware of as we press through these summertime highs! This episode of Behind the Front is sponsored …
 
It’s hurricane season and WBRC Chief Meteorologist J-P Dice says radar indicates it could be an active one. This week he talks with Captain Will Simmons of the 53rd weather reconnaissance squadron, otherwise known as the Hurricane Hunters. Captain Simmons and his team fly into hurricanes to collect valuable data. With close to 100 hours logged with…
 
Imagine hearing stories from a storm chaser. Yes, it is as cool as it sounds. WBRC Chief Meteorologist J-P Dice sits down with Brett Adair, a professional storm chaser who has seen some incredible things during his career. He’s had a few close calls, but his bond with mother nature is unbreakable. It’s a fascinating interview about a man who quit h…
 
WBRC Chief Meteorologist J-P Dice chats with meteorologist Jill Gilardi about the unpredictability of summer showers. They also discuss other unpredictable situations like working from home, the demolition of the weather studio and the strange appetite of Good Day Alabama meteorologist Mickey Ferguson. This episode of Behind the Front is sponsored …
 
This week on Behind the Front WBRC Chief Meteorologist J-P Dice and meteorologist Wes Wyatt discuss the effects of dust in the atmosphere as it travels from the Sahara Desert. The two also discuss some exciting changes coming to the WBRC studio and how the changes will impact the weather team. Plus, Wes works with the community to get a weather cam…
 
Think you know lightning? Where it comes from, what it means, how to handle it? Well, WBRC Chief Meteorologist J-P Dice will put your knowledge to the test. J-P and John Deblock, Warning Coordination Meteorologist with the Birmingham National Weather Service, are sifting through lightning fact and fiction. What you learn may change how you handle l…
 
WBRC FOX6 News Chief Meteorologist talks to Dr. Tim Coleman about forensic meteorology. Dr. Coleman works with companies and attorneys relating to how the weather impacts incidents like insurance claims. This episode of Behind the Front is sponsored by Durante Home Exteriors. Click Here or Call: (205) 956-4110 to learn how Durante can help protect …
 
WBRC Chief Meteorologist J-P Dice uses two of his expertise to bring us this week’s episode of Behind The Front. Flying and meteorology go hand-in-hand and J-P breaks down the difference weather can make when you’re traveling through the air. This episode of Behind the Front is sponsored by Durante Home Exteriors. Click Here or Call: (205) 956-4110…
 
WBRC Chief Meteorologist J-P Dice talks with WBRC Meteorologist Matt Daniel. Matt works the early-morning shift, doing weather for Good Day Alabama and he and J-P Dice rarely cross paths when they’re in the studio. Now that they’re working from home it presented the perfect opportunity for the two meteorologists to catch up and answer some of your …
 
What goes into the weather center of a new TV studio? That’s what WBRC Chief Meteorologist J-P Dice wants to discuss with Josh Johnson, Chief Meteorologist at WSFA, our sister station in Montgomery. Josh talks about the decision making that goes into designing a weather set and how quickly they had to put the new space to use when unexpected severe…
 
WBRC Chief Meteorologist J-P Dice likes to answer your questions from time to time. This is one of those times, when J-P hops on Facebook to find out what’s on everyone’s mind. Some of the questions and answers may surprise you. This episode of Behind the Front is sponsored by Durante Home Exteriors. Click Here or Call: (205) 956-4110 to learn how …
 
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