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.
There’s just something about seeing snow in the forecast that can cause a psychological response when you see it pop up. Friend of the podcast, Dr. Josh Klapow, stops by to discuss why trying to predict the certain uncertainty associated with snow can lead to a roller-coaster of emotions for some.
What’s the best thing to do when you’ve been working all day on tracking winter weather? You record a podcast in the middle of the night! J-P Dice and producer, Sebastian Posey, discuss forecasting snow, why everyone runs to the store to get bread & milk, and more.
Have you come across a post on Facebook or Twitter warning you of a massive snowstorm heading your way? Before you go out to stock up on bread and milk you need to know just where the message is coming from.
You may be wondering how much snow we will get this winter, but this year you should be asking how much rain instead. Wes Wyatt joins J-P Dice for the first episode of 2019 where the two discuss the mild winter ahead.