Tim Heller is a weather consultant, who works with meteorologists on how to better communicate with the audience. He joins J-P Dice to discuss HellerWeather, working in Houston, and how Hurricane Harvey changed the course of his career.
Welcome to summer in the south! J-P Dice and Wes Wyatt break down some of the more common terms you need to know this time of year. Plus, thoughts on Hurricane Barry, favorite hot dog condiments, and a sendoff to Behind the Front producer, Sebastian Posey.
Did you know FedEx has their own in-house meteorology department? Kory Gempler, Manager of Weather Services, joins J-P Dice to discuss how the team at FedEx’s global operations center helps guide Air & Ground crews across the world, making sure your shipment arrives, no matter the forecast.
Jim Van Fleet spends his days building forecasts. But he’s not focusing on a particular area or state, he’s working on forecasts for all around the world. He’s the Chief Meteorologist for Royal Caribbean International, and he joins J-P Dice on this week's Behind the Front.
University of Alabama's Dr. Cory Armstrong joins J-P Dice to discuss research the university is doing to better understand how we interpret and process weather messaging and warnings. Plus, the impact good communication can have on the public.
Fred Hunter has been covering hurricanes for 20+ years. He joins J-P Dice to share tales from the coast. Plus, Fred shares his thoughts on why anyone would ever want to cover a hurricane, his closest calls, and the biggest celebrity he has ever come across while chasing storms.
The Atlantic hurricane season doesn’t officially begin until June 1st, but we have already seen the first named storm of the year with Andrea. J-P Dice and Wes Wyatt preview the season, including the list of names for 2019, and look back on some of the busiest years they have witnessed.
Imagine collecting data for storms by flying right into the eyewall of one. Major Kyle Larson, Weather Officer with the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron, speaks with J-P Dice on how the Air Force tracks hurricanes, his most memorable storms, and what it’s like being in a WC-130J aircraft.
Weather Fest is back - and it’s bigger than ever this year! In this bonus edition of Behind the Front, J-P Dice and Wes Wyatt break down what you can expect at the First Alert Weather Fest, including touring a hurricane hunter aircraft and a sneak preview at the “News Brothers” playlist.
Are you afraid of bad weather? You aren’t alone. Dr. Josh Klapow joins J-P Dice to discuss how you can face your fears and how they could be tied to other forms of anxiety. Plus, dealing with internet trolls after major weather events.
Why does it feel harder to breathe during the summer months? Matt Lacke, explains how heat can alter the quality of the air around you. Plus, the importance of the Air Quality Index, and how you can help the environment while helping
April has historically been a very active month for severe weather in Alabama. J-P Dice and Wes Wyatt look ahead to some potential storm threats while looking back on some of the biggest tornadoes to hit the state in the month of April.
Weather can change in an instant in Alabama. You need to be prepared for anything. In this special episode of Behind the Front, J-P Dice and Wes Wyatt introduce you to a brand-new way to stay ahead of the forecast, the First Alert Trifecta.
The future of forecasting could be very eco-friendly. Dan Satterfield, WBOC Chief Meteorologist, joins J-P Dice to discuss green energy and using solar energy to power his station in Salisbury, MD. Plus Dan looks back on his time in Birmingham and covering the Blizzard of 1993.
On March 19th, 2018, a tornado hit Jacksonville, Alabama, causing widespread damage, including on the campus of Jacksonville State University. J-P Dice and Wes Wyatt look back at the severe weather event and how those communities have been working to rebuild these last 12 months.
Recovery efforts continue in East Alabama days after an EF-4 tornado left a path of destruction. Josh Johnson joins J-P Dice to discuss tracking such a powerful storm and the devastating impact of the tornado outbreak that has claimed the lives of more than 20 people.
What’s it like trying to land your first weather job in the media? Hunter Williams of 13WMAZ in Macon, GA, joins J-P Dice to discuss getting your name out there, moving to places you aren’t familiar with, and what to expect for anyone coming out of college.