Sinopse

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.

Episódios

  • Behind the Front: Model Madness

    Behind the Front: Model Madness

    06/05/2020 Duração: 17min

    WBRC Chief Meteorologist J-P Dice talks to WBRC meteorologist Jill Gilardi about the unexpected impact COVID-19 is having on the reliability of model data. 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.

  • Behind the Front: Understanding Wake Lows

    Behind the Front: Understanding Wake Lows

    29/04/2020 Duração: 33min

    When it comes to weather, there is always something new to learn - even if you’re a veteran meteorologist. WBRC Chief Meteorologist J-P Dice talks with Dr. Tim Coleman, a researcher at the University of Alabama at Huntsville, about wake lows.   Wake lows are a high-wind weather event that aren’t very common but cause damage very similar to tornadoes. When a wake low made its way through the WBRC viewing area in late April 2020 it ripped up massive trees and destroyed homes, so J-P aims to shed some light on these high winds. 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.

  • Behind the Front: Stormy Easter Sunday Takaway

    Behind the Front: Stormy Easter Sunday Takaway

    23/04/2020 Duração: 13min

    Tornadoes and storms that hit Alabama on Easter destroyed homes and changed some lives forever. WBRC Chief Meteorologist J-P Dice looks closely at the FIRST ALERT Weather Day, how he saw the signs it could be bad and what scientists have learned since the severe weather. 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.

  • Behind the Front: The At-Home Weather Edition

    Behind the Front: The At-Home Weather Edition

    08/04/2020 Duração: 16min

    Behind the Front is going behind the scenes, social-distancing style. WBRC Chief Meteorologist J-P Dice has been doing the weather from home and now he is walking us through his setup and what it’s like to broadcast on live TV from his house. You might be surprised how many pros and cons you can relate to as we all adjust to a new normal. 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.

  • Behind the Front: Signs of Spring

    Behind the Front: Signs of Spring

    01/04/2020 Duração: 17min

    The first signs of spring are in the air and for many people, breezy temperatures have been a welcomed change. WBRC Chief Meteorologist J-P Dice and meteorologist Jill Gilardi discuss the the record-breaking wet weather pattern of the last few months and the changes they see coming. It’s a lighthearted conversation just in time for spring. 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.

  • Behind the Front: Weather and coronavirus correlations

    Behind the Front: Weather and coronavirus correlations

    25/03/2020 Duração: 20min

    WBRC Chief Meteorologist J-P Dice and meteorologist Wes Wyatt discuss research that indicates the role weather plays in the coronavirus pandemic. Certain patterns in temperature and the spread of viruses suggest there could be a correlation. Find out what the science says and what it means to you. 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.

  • Behind the Front: The Puzzle Behind the Nashville Tornadoes

    Behind the Front: The Puzzle Behind the Nashville Tornadoes

    11/03/2020 Duração: 30min

    WBRC Chief Meteorologist J-P Dice is joined by meteorology researcher and consultant Dr. Tim Coleman to uncover the circumstances surrounding the tornadoes that devastated the Nashville area on March 3.   In the aftermath of a storm that took the lives of at least 24 people, J-P and Dr. Coleman discuss the mysterious circumstances where conditions were not ideal for a storm that severe. Dew Point, CAPE - they look all the components that equal a major tornado, but none of it seems to add up.   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.

  • Behind the Front: Why Body Language Matters

    Behind the Front: Why Body Language Matters

    04/03/2020 Duração: 20min

    WBRC Chief Meteorologist J-P Dice talks with clinical psychologist Dr. Josh Klapow about the subtleties of body language. When all eyes are on you, people take in more than just your words. Learn what people look for in body language, how it impacts the message and how J-P handles the pressure. 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.

  • Behind the Front: Willy the Weather Kid

    Behind the Front: Willy the Weather Kid

    26/02/2020 Duração: 12min

    Sometimes the best way to talk to a child about weather is to see weather through a child’s eyes first. That’s why the WBRC FOX6 First Alert Weather team is getting into the puppet show business.   This week’s podcast is all about Willy the Weather Kid. Willy is a smart little guy with a few fears and a lot of curiosity when it comes to weather. Chief Meteorologist J-P Dice and Meteorologist Jill Gilardi explain how Willy came about and how they hope he will help kids understand weather a little better.   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.

  • Behind the Front: The Evolution of Weather Alerts with Jim Coker

    Behind the Front: The Evolution of Weather Alerts with Jim Coker

    19/02/2020 Duração: 23min

    WBRC Chief meteorologist J-P Dice sits down with Jefferson County Emergency Management Director Jim Coker to discuss the ways in which weather alerts have evolved over the years.   From outdoor sirens to social media to apps, information is certainly more accessible. But with more access comes more responsibility.   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.

  • Behind the Front: Outdoor sirens are not the answer

    Behind the Front: Outdoor sirens are not the answer

    12/02/2020 Duração: 18min

    WBRC Chief Meteorologist J-P Dice and WBRC meteorologist Jill Gilardi discuss why it’s not a good idea to rely on outdoor sirens to alert you of severe weather. Recently severe thunderstorms have produced EF-0 to EF-2 tornadoes that have been deadly. When it comes to severe thunderstorms, being proactive saves lives.   J-P and Jill jump into the conversation and figure out what methods are outdated and what methods get the job done.   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.

  • Behind the Front: Always be weather aware

    Behind the Front: Always be weather aware

    05/02/2020 Duração: 30min

    WBRC FOX6 Chief Meteorologist J-P Dice talks with John De Block with National Weather Service Birmingham. De Block is a Warning Coordination Meteorologist for NWS. Dice and De Block talk about the fact we’ve already had several weather deaths in Alabama this year. Severe weather happens year-round in Alabama, and both meteorologists agree the first key to staying safe is always be weather aware and weather prepared. 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.

  • Behind the Front: Married to a Meteorologist

    Behind the Front: Married to a Meteorologist

    29/01/2020 Duração: 34min

    This week’s interview on Behind the Front hits close to home. WBRC FOX6 Chief Meteorologist J-P Dice sits down with his wife, Aliece Dice, to find out what it’s like being married to a meteorologist. The unpredictable nature of weather makes for unexpected and often long hours.   “It’s more like a lifestyle than a job,” J-P says.   Aliece is the person closest to J-P, and she plays an important role in his ability to keep us all safe.   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.

  • Behind the Front: January 11, 2020 Aftermath

    Behind the Front: January 11, 2020 Aftermath

    22/01/2020 Duração: 21min

    Severe weather rolled through Alabama with force on Saturday, January 11, 2020. Wind speeds reached 134 mph and an EF-4 tornado killed three people in Pickens County.   As communities continue recovering, WBRC Chief Meteorologist JP Dice and WBRC meteorologist Wes Wyatt sit down to discuss the circumstances surrounding the deaths in Pickens County and what actions you should take to protect yourself and loved ones.   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.

  • Behind the Front: Most memorable weather events of 2019

    Behind the Front: Most memorable weather events of 2019

    14/01/2020 Duração: 16min

    WBRC Chief Meteorologist  J-P Dice and fellow WBRC meteorologist Jill Gilardi sit down to go over the most memorable weather events of 2019. Jill recaps her near run in with a tornado in Bibb County, and JP remembers the time he cut his vacation short for snow that only lasted ten minutes.   Last year was full of ups and downs and your WBRC First Alert Weather team has been with you for them all.   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.

  • Behind the Front: The psychological impact of snow

    Behind the Front: The psychological impact of snow

    08/01/2020 Duração: 19min

    WBRC FOX6 Chief Meteorologist J-P Dice wants to figure out why people are so dramatic about snow. He’s noticed throughout the years that if he mentions snow, people buy out the bread aisle and prepare for the worst.   J-P sits down with UAB psychologist Dr. Josh Klapow to unpack his troubled experiences with viewers and their reaction to snow. And Klapow sheds some light on the psychological impact Alabama weather has on the people who live here.   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.

  • Behind the Front: Discussing the devastation of December 16

    Behind the Front: Discussing the devastation of December 16

    01/01/2020 Duração: 24min

    WBRC Chief Meteorologist J-P Dice sits down with Science Operations Officer Kevin Laws of the Birmingham National Weather Service and WBRC meteorologist Jill Gilardi to discuss a severe weather event that devastated areas around the state Monday, December 16.   There were fatalities from a EF-2 tornado in Lawrence County and several other tornadoes throughout the viewing area, including a EF-0 tornado in southern Shelby County that Jill ran right into. Hear how she avoided a dangerous situation and how much of an impact these higher sheer, lower instability events can have.   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.

  • Behind the Front: Christmas Weather Suspense

    Behind the Front: Christmas Weather Suspense

    18/12/2019 Duração: 22min

    Alabama is notorious for active wintertime weather, and Christmas in the south could very well deliver memorable weather. From tornadoes to ice storms and even a year that felt as balmy as a day at the beach, J-P and Wes dig up their most memorable Christmas time forecasts and discuss the impact the holidays has on how they do their job. 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.

  • Behind the Front: Colds and Cold Weather - The Correlation

    Behind the Front: Colds and Cold Weather - The Correlation

    11/12/2019 Duração: 15min

    Ever hear someone say “Bundle up before you catch a cold?” There are many variations of this phrase floating around during the colder months, but are there really more germs floating around? This week on Behind the Front, WBRC Chief Meteorologist J-P Dice has a conversation with Dr. Jason Jenkins to figure out what’s the correlation between cold weather and getting sick - and some of the connections may surprise you.   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.

  • Behind the Front: Winter Weather QA with J-P Dice

    Behind the Front: Winter Weather Q&A with J-P Dice

    04/12/2019 Duração: 13min

    J-P Dice opens the floor for winter weather questions. If you have future questions about weather-related topics, follow J-P on Facebook. Listen as he answers easy questions, hard questions and explains why some questions are down right impossible to answer. 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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