J-P Dice

J-P Dice

Chief Meteorologist

Birmingham, Ala.

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 Broadcast Chair.

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.

Education:

  • University of Florida, BS - Broadcast News
  • Mississippi State University, MS - Geoscience

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Recent Articles by J-P

  FIRST ALERT: Extreme heat expected Saturday

  FIRST ALERT: Barry will mean some weekend rainfall locally

  FIRST ALERT: Rain chances climb late next week

  FIRST ALERT: Rain chance return late week

  First Alert: Rain and storms return on Sunday afternoon

J-P: A few strong storms possible Saturday

  FIRST ALERT: Rain returns Thursday evening

J-P: Rain returns Thursday evening

J-P says clouds will linger for much of Saturday

J-P: Damaging winds possible Thursday night

  FIRST ALERT: Threat of tornadoes, damaging winds Sunday morning

J-P says threat of tornadoes and damaging winds remains for Sunday

J-P says severe storms are possible Sunday

J-P: Several rounds of thunderstorms through Monday

  FIRST ALERT: Scattered weekend storms expected

J-P: Scattered weekend storms expected

J-P: Rain and thunder return Thursday afternoon

  FIRST ALERT: Rain and thunder return Thursday afternoon

  FIRST ALERT Weather: Rain is back Thursday

J-P: Rain is back on Thursday

J-P: Rain is back Thursday along with thunder

J-P: Strong to severe storms possible for west Alabama

J-P: Rain and storms possible Saturday afternoon

J-P: Rain chances climb Monday

J-P: Expect sunshine through the weekend

J-P says expect some spotty showers overnight

  Tracking the tornado that hit Jacksonville

J-P: Freeze warning overnight for parts of the area

J-P: Expect some frost by Sunday morning

  FIRST ALERT: A few severe storms possible Thursday