Behind the Front

Behind the Front

WBRC First Alert Chief Meteorologist, J-P Dice, is going beyond the forecast. He sits down with weekly guests to chat about a range of weather topics.... Show More

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February 24, 2021 28 min

Winter weather was certainly in the forecast for last week. Tuesday’s snow was something that caught even meteorologists statewide off guard. The flurries were heavy, and WBRC Chief Meteorologist J-P Dice this week talks with Dr. Tim Coleman about how our surprise snow day came to be.

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Weather this winter has varied in extremes. From tornadoes to freezing conditions, it’s been a busy First Alert season. This week on Behind the Front, WBRC Chief Meteorologist J-P Dice goes over the challenges for forecasting the recent winter weather.

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February 10, 2021 23 min

WBRC Chief Meteorologist J-P Dice talks with Bruce Jones, Chief Meteorologist at Midland Radios. Weather radios are an indispensable part of weather safety and the two experts check off the reasons why you’d rather be safe than sorry.

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This week on Behind the Front, WBRC Chief Meteorologist J-P Dice talks with Dr. Tim Coleman, a researcher at the University of Alabama at Huntsville. The two discuss the circumstances surrounding the EF-3 tornado that tore through northern Jefferson County and devastated communities in Fultondale and Center Point. They break down the landscape and explain why certain terrains in Alabama are prone to tornadic activity.

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January 27, 2021 23 min

This week on Behind the Front, Chief Meteorologist J-P Dice talks to Rick Davis of the Baron Institute in Huntsville. The Baron Institute is a non-profit organization building a statewide mesonet and camera network. Their goal is to put up enough weather sensors and webcams to blanket the state of Alabama and become a national model for how to capture weather data and get it to the people. They hope to improve public safety, educat...

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January 20, 2021 18 min

This week, Behind the Front is taking questions from our audience.

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January 13, 2021 25 min

This week on Behind the Front, WBRC Chief Meteorologist J-P Dice discusses meteors and meteorites with Dr. Bill Cooke at NASA. What are Earth’s chances of being hit by a giant meteor? Why are there so many reports of fireballs these days? It’s a pretty hot topic.

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January 6, 2021 13 min

2020 was certainly a year for the history books, but did you know it was also a record-breaking year for weather? This week on Behind the Front, WBRC Chief Meteorologist J-P Dice takes a look at the expected and unexpected weather moments of 2020.

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This week on Behind the Front, WBRC FOX6 News Chief Meteorologist J-P Dice talks with UAB psychologist Dr. Josh Klapow about how weather can affect your behavior. Cold, hot dreary, sunny - your mood may have something to do with what’s going on outside your window.     This episode of Behind the Front is sponsored by Durante Home Exteriors. Click Here or Call: (205) 956-4110 to learn how Durante can help protect your home...
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This week on Behind the Front, WBRC Chief Meteorologist J-P Dice talks with pioneer television meteorologist Roy Leep. For 45 years, Leep was the chief meteorologist at WTVT in Tampa Bay, heading the largest television weather operation in the country.   When J-P was a child growing up in Frostproof, Fla., Leep was the go-to for weather information. These days, Leep, now 88, handles the weather forecasting duties for his retireme...
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This week on Behind the Front, WBRC Chef Meteorologist J-P Dice is talking to WBRC reporter Josh Gauntt, who covers a variety of topics for us and lately has gotten a heavy dose of hurricane coverage. J-P searches to find what makes each experience different from the last for Gauntt.

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December 2, 2020 24 min

WBRC Chief Meteorologist J-P Dice is joined by Dr. Tim Coleman, a forensic meteorologist and research meteorologist at UAH, to discuss the process of researching tornadoes and severe weather.

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In this week’s episode of Behind the Front, WBRC Chief Meteorologist J-P Dice discusses some of the weather tools used in the forecast center that are also available at home. From websites to computer applications, there are more ways than ever for the weather enthusiast to gather data.

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WBRC Chief Meteorologist J-P Dice is with Kevin Laws, the Science Operation Officer at the Birmingham National Weather Service. They’re exploring the improvements and limitations of predicting winter weather in the Alabama climate.

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November 11, 2020 19 min

WBRC Chief Meteorologist JP Dice and Warning Coordination Meteorologist John DeBlock of the National Weather Service in Birmingham talk about Hurricane Zeta, including why the storm had so much impact and how it differed from storms they normally see this time of year.

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This week on Behind the Front, WBRC Chief Meteorologist J-P Dice and meteorologist Wes Wyatt take a look at Hurricane Zeta and the impact it had across Alabama. The hurricane made landfall and moved through the state as a Tropical Storm Wednesday night into Thursday morning, leaving widespread damage in its wake.

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October 28, 2020 20 min

WBRC FOX6 News Chief Meteorologist J-P Dice and meteorologist Wes Wyatt sit down this week to talk about this fall and severe weather trends and the future.

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October 21, 2020 18 min

WBRC Chief Meteorologist J-P Dice and his partner in crime Jill Gilardi are sitting down this week to talk about winter weather for 2020. This year has had plenty of surprises, so the team has taken a look at trends for the winter season to see what else might be in store.

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WBRC Chief Meteorologist J-P Dice and WBRC meteorologist Jill Gillardi discuss this year’s historically active tropical season. Not only have meteorologists gone through all the names on the list generated by the World Meteorological Organization, but Delta was one of the strongest Greek alphabet named storms out of the Atlantic. Find out what our in-house experts have to say about it all!

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This week, Behind the Front is all about weather-related aviation accidents. J-P Dice talks with John McLaughlin, meteorologist, FAA pilot examiner, and airplane/helicopter flight instructor, about meteorological mishaps that can lead to plane crashes.

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