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.

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July 21, 2021 7 min

This week on Behind the Front WBRC FOX6 News Chief Meteorologist J-P Dice takes to the mic, as host, for the final time. J-P is leaving WBRC to pursue a career in aviation. Long time listeners know his heart has been in the skies for years and he'll be able to experience meteorology from a new perspective. It's bittersweet to say goodbye to our host, but it's the beginning of a new era, as J-P ushers in Wes Wyatt as the...

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This week on Behind the Front WBRC FOX6 News Chief Meteorologist J-P Dice prepares to pass the mantel. Wes Wyatt will be our new Chief Meteorologist. Not only will Wes lead the First Alert Weather team, but he'll take over the podcast as JP prepares to take to the skies. In this time of transition J-P and Wes look back over what brought them here as well as what is next.

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This week on Behind the Front WBRC Chief Meteorologist J-P Dice and Meteorologist Wes Wyatt talk about the evolution of weather technology. Without telling their age, JP and Wes recall a time when the weather was much more difficult to forecast. The technology has come a long way since they entered the business, and it makes a huge difference in their ability to keep us safe!

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This Week on Behind the Front WBRC FOX6 News Chief Meteorologist J-P Dice is revisiting what was a very wet week for much of the viewing area. Find out what to expect as the hurricane season gets underway. 

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June 10, 2021 18 min

This week WBRC FOX6 Chief Meteorologist J-P Dice talks to Dr. Tim Coleman, about forensic meteorology. Dr. Coleman works with companies and attorneys relating to how the weather impacts incidents like insurance claims. J-P also talks about his future as a corporate pilot.

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May 26, 2021 25 min

This week WBRC FOX6 Chief Meteorologist J-P Dice talks to Declan Cannon, the senior aviation meteorologist, at the Aviation Weather Center in Kansas City. They discuss how meteorologists forecast turbulence, icing, and severe weather for pilots.

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May 18, 2021 14 min

This week on Behind the Front WBRC Chief Meteorologist J-P Dice is answering questions from viewers ahead of the 2021 hurricane season. After an active tornado season, some are wondering if this year's hurricane season will be just as devastating.

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May 12, 2021 24 min

This week on Behind the Front, on the heels of a severe weather day that brought significant flooding to the area, WBRC FOX6 Chief Meteorologist J-P Dice and WBRC FOX6 Meteorologist Wes Wyatt discuss the difficulty in predicting flood events. Several areas around Birmingham received upwards of 6 to 7 inches of rain. In addition to property damage, that much water can create dangerous situations. J-P and Wes break down why it's ...

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May 5, 2021 20 min

This week on Behind the Front WBRC FOX6 Chief Meteorologist J-P Dice is on the Kurre and Klapow show, talking about cognitive bias and how it impacts a forecast. Cognitive bias is a preconceived idea about how the weather is going to turn out as opposed to analyzing the data to come up with a solution.

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April 27, 2021 18 min
This week on Behind the Front WBRC FOX6 News Chief Meteorologist J-P Dice is a guest on the Kurre and Klapow show. And when a radio rock guy, a psychologist and a meteorologist hit the mic you can expect the unexpected.   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 from the weather.
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April 22, 2021 23 min
This week on Behind the Front, WBRC FOX6 News Chief Meteorologist J-P Dice is with David Dillahunt, meteorologist for Southwest Airlines. J-P and David explore the ups and downs in forecasting for an airline. When it comes to commercial flight, there's more to preparing for incoming weather than checking a radar. An entire operations team is dedicated to giving pilots the most up to date information and creating the smoothest ...
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April 14, 2021 26 min
When it comes to severe weather, seconds matter. Being able to forecast weather events minutes, hours and even days ahead can often save lives. This week on Behind The Front, WBRC FOX6 Chief Meteorologist J-P Dice and WBRC FOX6 Meteorologist Wes Wyatt talk about the advancement of technology, it's accuracy, and how they give you the best information as soon as it's available.    This episode of Behind the Front is sponsore...
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April 7, 2021 14 min
After several weeks of back-to-back tornadoes, WBRC FOX6 Chief Meteorologist J-P Dice sits down to go over this year's very active severe weather season. Many people have lost their homes since the year's first tornado pushed through back in January, but some have also lost their lives. J-P goes over what you can do to keep you and your family safe when the weather turns deadly.    This episode of Behind the Front is spons...
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March 24, 2021 22 min

This week on Behind The Front, WBRC Chief Meteorologist J-P Dice talks with psychologist Dr. Josh Klapow to understand storm anxiety. J-P has noticed an increase in people writing him to describe a debilitating fear associated with severe storms. Dr. Klapow says it’s not that storm anxiety is increasing, but platforms like social media are exposing what is actually a common problem. Find out the psychology behind severe weather and...

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Spring is right around the corner in Alabama. As any Alabama native knows, that means amazing temperatures and beautiful afternoons, but it also means pollen and allergy season. This week on Behind the Front, WBRC meteorologist Jill Gilardi joins Chief Meteorologist J-P Dice to talk about seasonal weather expectations.

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March 3, 2021 18 min

WBRC Chief Meteorologist J-P Dice talks about about the trends of tornadic activity with Kevin Laws, Science Operations Officer at the NWS in Birmingham. How often do devastating tornadoes like the one from April 27, 2011 appear? How likely is it to see a powerful tornado outside of “tornado season?”

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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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