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 pm & 9 pm - 10 pm.

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.

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 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 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 Certified Broadcast Meteorologist seal from the American Meteorological Society. He also carries the National Weather Association Seal of Approval. Dice is the National Weather Association Broadcast Chair.

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 10 years years, he has taught meteorology and physical science courses at Jefferson State Community College.

J-P also holds an Airline Transport Pilot rating and is a flight instructor. When he is not at work, he and his wife enjoy traveling in their Mooney M20J. One of his most thrilling moments in aviation is when he flew with the US Navy Blue Angels in an F/A-18 Hornet.


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


Recent Articles by J-P

Behind The Front: Airline Operations

We had a surprise snow this morning. How did that happen?

  FIRST ALERT: Expect thunderstorms on Tuesday

  FIRST ALERT: Rain returns Saturday night

  Fog likely overnight

  FIRST ALERT: Rain is arriving overnight and will impact Saturday AM

  FIRST ALERT: Rain chances climb for Saturday

  FIRST ALERT: Bitter cold weather expected next week

  FIRST ALERT: Dry weekend with rain chances returning next week

  FIRST ALERT: Sunday morning rain followed by cooler temperatures

  Mild temperatures with only spotty showers expected this weekend

  FIRST ALERT: Cold temperatures are expected for the next few mornings

  Expect the dry weather to continue

  FIRST ALERT: Tropical Storm Sally is tracking into the Gulf

  FIRST ALERT: Hot and muggy weekend with scattered storms

  FIRST ALERT: More storms Saturday PM and Laura’s track shifts west

  FIRST ALERT: Rain chances will be limited through the weekend

  FIRST ALERT: Hot temperatures expected this weekend

  FIRST ALERT: Scattered afternoon storms Saturday

  FIRST ALERT: Drier weather is on the way for the weekend

  FIRST ALERT: Rain returns Saturday afternoon

  FIRST ALERT: Extreme heat continues tomorrow

  FIRST ALERT: Scattered storms in the forecast Friday PM

J-P Dice and his wife: ‘We wondered if this is the virus we caught’

  FIRST ALERT: Code orange air quality alert Saturday for Jefferson and Shelby counties

  FIRST ALERT: Code orange for high ozone levels tomorrow

  FIRST ALERT: Sunny and warm weather will continue through the weekend

  FIRST ALERT: Unsettled weather pattern continues through next week

  Warmer weather is on the way for the weekend

  Researchers in Huntsville working on a treatment and possible vaccine for the coronavirus