J-P Dice

James-Paul "J-P" Dice joined the WBRC First Alert weather team as chief meteorologist in August 2008. J-P is On Your Side forecasting the weather on WBRC FOX6 News 4 pm - 6:30 pm & 9 pm - 10:30 pm each weeknight. He is no stranger to Alabama's always interesting weather. J-P came to WBRC from WHNT-TV in Huntsville where he worked 11 years. J-P is an innovator in broadcast meteorology. In 2004, he led the development of the first dual-polarization Doppler radar used in broadcast meteorology. This is now the standard for all National Weather Service radars. J-P was also the first meteorologist in Alabama to earn the new Certified Broadcast Meteorologist seal from the American Meteorological Society. He also carries the National Weather Association Seal of Approval. He was awarded best weathercaster in the state by the Alabama Associated Press in 2004, 2006, and 2009. Dice is the National Weather Association Seal Chairperson. Before moving to Alabama in 1997, J-P was a meteorologist at WCJB-TV in Gainesville, Florida where he tracked everything from tornadoes to hurricanes. He actually started his broadcast career working in radio while still in high school. J-P grew up in a small Central Florida town called Frostproof - perfect hometown for a meteorologist. J-P has a Master of Science degree in Geoscience from Mississippi State University and a Bachelor's degree in telecommunication news from the University of Florida. He has also completed additional graduate-level meteorology coursework at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. For the past five years years, he has taught meteorology and physical science courses at Jefferson State Community College. J-P cherishes his free time with his wife and son. J-P is a commercial rated pilot and holds multi-engine, instrument, glider, flight instructor, and ground instructor ratings. You can find him enjoying the sky in his Piper Archer. One of his most thrilling moments in aviation is when he flew with the US Navy Blue Angels in an F/A-18 Hornet.

Recent Articles by J-P

J-P says expect heavy rain and flood threat next week

  FIRST ALERT: Expect heavy rain, flood threat next week

J-P: Wet weather pattern develops next week

FIRST ALERT: Rain returns next week

J-P says rain returns next week

J-P says there will be much colder temperatures Friday

J-P says rain returns Thursday night

Rain returns next week

J-P says rain returns next week

J-P says warmer temperatures, increased rain chances on the way

FIRST ALERT: Strong to severe storms possible Saturday

J-P: Strong to severe storms possible Saturday

J-P: Get ready for several waves of wet weather

J-P says rain chances are high for Saturday

FIRST ALERT: Rain chances are high for Saturday

J-P: Plenty of rain expected Saturday

FIRST ALERT: Plenty of rain expected Saturday

J-P: A few showers early tomorrow

J-P says the sunshine returns Saturday

Sunshine returns Saturday