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.

Weather questions with Matt Daniel
May 27 • 20 min
WBRC Chief Meteorologist J-P Dice talks with WBRC Meteorologist Matt Daniel. Matt works the early-morning shift, doing weather for Good Day Alabama and he and J-P Dice rarely cross paths when they’re in the studio. Now that they’re working from home it…
Exploring WSFA’s new studio with Josh Johnson
May 20 • 22 min
What goes into the weather center of a new TV studio? That’s what WBRC Chief Meteorologist J-P Dice wants to discuss with Josh Johnson, Chief Meteorologist at WSFA, our sister station in Montgomery.
Facebook Q&A
May 13 • 14 min
WBRC Chief Meteorologist J-P Dice likes to answer your questions from time to time. This is one of those times, when J-P hops on Facebook to find out what’s on everyone’s mind. Some of the questions and answers may surprise you.
Model Madness
May 6 • 17 min
WBRC Chief Meteorologist JP Dice is talking with WBRC meteorologist Jill Gilardi about the unexpected impact COVID-19 is having on the reliability of model data.
Understanding Wake Lows
Apr 29 • 33 min
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…
Stormy Easter Sunday Takaway
Apr 23 • 13 min
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…
The At-Home Weather Edition
Apr 8 • 16 min
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…
Signs of Spring
Apr 1 • 17 min
The first signs of spring are in the air and for many people, and the 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…
Weather and coronavirus correlations
Mar 25 • 20 min
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 Puzzle Behind the Nashville Tornadoes
Mar 11 • 30 min
In the aftermath of a storm that took the lives of at least 24 people, J-P Dice and Dr. Time 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…
Why Body Language Matters
Mar 4 • 20 min
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…
Willy the Weather Kid
Feb 26 • 12 min
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.
The Evolution of Weather Alerts with Jim Coker
Feb 19 • 23 min
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.
Outdoor sirens are not the answer
Feb 12 • 18 min
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…
Always be weather aware
Feb 5 • 30 min
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…
Married to a Meteorologist
Jan 29 • 34 min
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…
January 11, 2020 Aftermath
Jan 22 • 21 min
As communities continue recovering on tornadoes on January 11, 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…
Most memorable weather events of 2019
Jan 14 • 16 min
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…
The psychological impact of snow
Jan 8 • 19 min
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.
Discussing the devastation of December 16
Jan 1 • 24 min
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…
Christmas Weather Suspense
Dec 18, 2019 • 22 min
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…
Colds and Cold Weather - The Correlation
Dec 11, 2019 • 15 min
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?
Winter Weather Q&A with J-P Dice
Dec 4, 2019 • 13 min
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…
Beating Weather Blues
Nov 20, 2019 • 16 min
As the weather changes you may find your mood changing, as well. UAB psychologist Dr. Josh Klapow sits down with WBRC Chief Meteorologist J-P Dice to talk about the effects weather can have on our brain. Temperature, humidity and the amount of daylight…
Severe Winter Weather
Nov 13, 2019 • 19 min
As winter weather approaches, J-P Dice and Jill Gilardi sit down to talk about kind of severe weather the colder months can bring our way. Plus, make sure you are prepared by having a programmed weather radio. While cell phones offer convenience when it…
Commitment to Coverage
Nov 6, 2019 • 25 min
WBRC chief meteorologist J-P Dice sits down with WBRC General Manager Collin Gaston to talk business. Weather is an important part of our lives, but it also plays a major role in how WBRC functions as a news station. J-P and Collin break down how…
A Dive into Sinkholes
Oct 30, 2019 • 13 min
J-P Dice gets to the bottom of sinkholes with Dr. Sandy Ebersole, a geologist with the geological survey of Alabama. The ground opening up unexpectedly and swallowing whatever is in its path might seem like a scary thought, but Dr. Ebersole’s easy-going…
Facebook Q&A with J-P Dice
Oct 23, 2019 • 20 min
J-P Dice utilized Facebook to ask viewers to bring their pesky unanswered weather questions to one place - the comment section. Listen along as he sheds light on microbursts, snow in Alabama and why one woman’s trees might be sick. You may get answers to…
Understanding the impacts of climate
Oct 16, 2019 • 17 min
People who live in Alabama know that the weather can be very particular. J-P Dice chats with climatologist John Christy about our southeast climate and the effects of a weather event like the recent drought. Why did we have such a hot summer? What…
Outlasting a drought
Oct 9, 2019 • 8 min
J-P Dice sits down with Steve Lake, a cattle and poultry farmer in Cullman County, to talk about the highs and lows of temperatures and rainfall and how unpredictable conditions are just part of the job when mother nature is in charge.
Breaking the Heat Wave
Oct 2, 2019 • 17 min
October is be here but it certainly doesn’t feel like fall. Much of Alabama has been dealing with extreme heat and drought conditions. WBRC chief meteorologist J-P Dice sits down with Jill Gilardi to figure out just when the hot, dry pattern will let up,…
Understanding Air Quality
Sep 25, 2019 • 13 min
Did you know there is an air quality meteorologist? They are responsible for issuing the air quality forecast daily based on the air quality index. J-P Dice speaks with Matt Lacke, an air pollution meteorologist in Jefferson County, who explains why air…
Emergency Management at UA with Donald Keith
Sep 18, 2019 • 11 min
WBRC Chief Meteorologist J-P Dice is sits down with experts to discuss how weather plays a role in basically everything. This week, J-P talks to Donald Keith to discus the University of Alabama and how severe weather is addressed for everything from…
Don’t call someone fat on social media
Sep 11, 2019 • 20 min
This Week, JP-Dice talks about the dark side of broadcasting. Storms and hurricanes may be bad news but so are internet bullies. UAB psychologist Dr. Josh Klapow breaks down the science on people who believe they know more than the weather person on TV,…
Forecasting a Hurricane
Sep 4, 2019 • 21 min
WBRC meteorologists J-P Dice and Wes Wyatt sit down to discuss how reading the data can be a close a call and how far technique has come in helping forecast a storm hundreds of miles over the ocean. But even with all the bells and whistles, sometimes…
Emergency Management with Randy Pewitt
Aug 28, 2019 • 15 min
UAB’s presence is reminiscent of a small city within itself and when a severe weather event impacts the area, many peoples’ well-being is at stake. Randy Pewitt, the Director of Emergency Management at UAB, sits down with JP-Dice to talk about what goes…
Location is everything
Aug 21, 2019 • 20 min
Do you know where you are in relation to other counties and cities? Turns out, many people don’t. And when it comes to severe weather, knowing where you are could be the difference between life and death. Plus, Dice and Darden take a look at severe…
Interpreting the Data
Aug 14, 2019 • 19 min
Severe weather comes in many forms, and this week J-P Dice and Wes Wyatt talk about the technicalities of forecasting severe summer weather. It’s a serious nerd session of mesoscale convection systems, what to look for on satellite imagery and…
No Lazy Weather Days
Aug 7, 2019 • 16 min
Summer vacation at some point seems to drag. It’s the same thing every day and you find yourself wanting to change it up. Who knew the weather team felt the same way? With it’s nothing but sunny skies and the same scattered showers for days on end,…
Weather Consulting
Jul 31, 2019 • 29 min
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. This episode is…
Dog Days of Summer
Jul 24, 2019 • 25 min
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…
Delivering Weather with FedEx
Jul 17, 2019 • 16 min
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…
Forecasting for Royal Caribbean Cruises
Jul 10, 2019 • 19 min
Jim Van Fleet spends his days building forecasts for all around the world. He’s the Chief Meteorologist for Royal Caribbean International. Jim joins J-P Dice to discuss being the first of his kind and transitioning from TV to traveling all over the globe…
Predicting Pop-ups – Why forecasting summer storms can be so difficult
Jul 3, 2019 • 19 min
It’s not uncommon this time of year to see a storm seemingly pop up out of nowhere in the afternoon. J-P Dice and Wes Wyatt discuss why the summer can be the hardest season to forecast. Plus, J-P and Wes talk BBQ just in time for the Fourth of July. This…
Heat Exhaustion & Heatstroke
Jun 26, 2019 • 13 min
You might get sick of the heat during the summer months, but you can also get sick BECAUSE of the heat too. Dr. Jason Junkins MD joins J-P Dice to discuss how the heat can send you to the hospital and the warning signs of heatstroke. Plus, what’s the #1…
Communicating Severe Weather
Jun 19, 2019 • 17 min
You can get severe weather alerts almost anywhere. But if the messaging is hard to understand, it doesn’t matter how you get it. J-P Dice speaks with Dr. Cory Armstrong, from Alabama, on the research the university is doing to better understand how we…
Chasing Hurricanes with Fred Hunter
Jun 12, 2019 • 14 min
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…
Social Media & Weather Seals
Jun 5, 2019 • 14 min
Meteorologists unite! J-P Dice and Wes Wyatt are preparing for the AMS Annual Meeting in California. They breakdown the importance of weather seals, like the AMS seal. Plus, how the weather industry was at the forefront of using social media, and how it…
Meet the Weather Interns
May 29, 2019 • 16 min
What on earth would make someone want to get into the weather business? J-P Dice finds out from a few future meteorologists on this episode of Behind the Front. Hear from both Andrew Vice, Mississippi State, and Josh Culbreth, University of South Alabama,…
2019 Hurricane Season
May 22, 2019 • 17 min
J-P Dice and Wes Wyatt preview the Atlantic hurricane season, including the list of names for 2019, and look back on some of the busiest years they have witnessed. Plus, experts are forecasting a below average season, but J-P and Wes discuss how even a…
Hunting for Hurricanes
May 15, 2019 • 13 min
Maj. 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. Plus, find out how you can tour the…
First Alert Weather Fest
May 9, 2019 • 11 min
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…
Severe Weather Phobias
May 8, 2019 • 22 min
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. This episode is…
Don’t Take Air Quality for Granted
May 1, 2019 • 17 min
Why does it feel harder to breathe during the summer months? Matt Lacke, air pollution meteorologist for Jefferson County, 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 Power of Wind
Apr 24, 2019 • 18 min
“Oh it’s not a tornado threat, it’s just wind.” Have you ever heard that? J-P Dice and Jill Gilardi talk the truly devastating power of wind, and why you should never take it lightly. This episode is brought to you by Durante Home Exteriors. Visit:…
Tracking Severe Weather & Storm Preparedness
Apr 16, 2019 • 12 min
J-P Dice and Wes Wyatt track this week’s severe weather risk. Plus, What to look for when scrolling through so many weather posts on your Facebook feed. And do you have a severe weather plan? Why every second matters when preparing for tornadoes. Latest…
April Severe Weather & Storm Shelters
Apr 10, 2019 • 21 min
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. This episode of…
First Anniversary Special
Apr 4, 2019 • 32 min
Behind the Front is turning one! We’re celebrating the special occasion by revisiting some of the biggest moments from the first year of the show. Learn about storm PTSD, spotting fake weather posts on Facebook, what went wrong with the Snowmaggedon…
First Alert Trifecta
Mar 29, 2019 • 10 min
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. This episode…
Solar Power
Mar 27, 2019 • 25 min
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…
JSU Tornado – One Year Later
Mar 19, 2019 • 19 min
It’s been one year since a tornado hit Jacksonville, Alabama, causing widespread damage, including on the campus of Jacksonville State University. On the same night, Cullman County was devastated by hail. Wes Wyatt joins J-P Dice to look back on the…
The Year of Rain
Mar 13, 2019 • 18 min
It’s already been a very wet year and it’s only March. Jill Gilardi joins J-P Dice to look back on a very rainy winter and what it could mean heading into spring and severe weather season. This episode of Behind the Front is brought to you by Durante Home…
The Lee County Tornado
Mar 6, 2019 • 16 min
Recovery efforts continue in East Alabama days after an EF-4 tornado left a path of destruction. Josh Johnson, WSFA 12 Chief Meteorologist, joins J-P Dice to discuss tracking such a powerful storm and the devastating impact of the tornado outbreak that…
Getting your first television job
Feb 27, 2019 • 34 min
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…
Severe Weather Awareness Week
Feb 20, 2019 • 18 min
It can sometimes feel like in Alabama, severe weather season can last all year. That’s why it’s so important to be prepared for anything. Jim Stefkovich, Meteorologist with the Alabama EMA, joins J-P Dice to discuss what you should know to keep you safe…
Turbulence Forecasting
Feb 13, 2019 • 14 min
What causes turbulence? Can it damage the plane? When’s the best time to fly? Dr. John Knox of the University of Georgia joins J-P Dice to answer these sky-high questions. Plus, how new research is helping to better predict turbulence and create a more…
What happened to the snow?
Feb 6, 2019 • 20 min
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…
Snow Day – Behind the Scenes
Jan 29, 2019 • 15 min
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,…
Fake Winter Weather
Jan 23, 2019 • 23 min
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. Wes Wyatt joins J-P Dice to talk about the rise…
The long road to recovery after Hurricane Michael
Jan 16, 2019 • 21 min
“It takes away a little bit of your passion for weather when you see the destruction, and the hurt, and just how helpless you feel from it.” Those of the words of Chris Smith, Chief Meteorologist at WJHG in Panama City Beach, Florida. He joins J-P Dice to…
El Niño Winter
Jan 9, 2019 • 20 min
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. Plus, why you shouldn’t worry about…
Best of 2018
Dec 26, 2018 • 27 min
J-P Dice looks back on some of the best moments from Behind the Front in 2018. Hear from hurricane hunters, a Tornado Alley Icon, and much more.
NORAD Santa Tracker
Dec 19, 2018 • 9 min
On Christmas Eve Santa Claus will be coming to town! For over 60 years, NORAD has been tracking Kris Kringle’s world tour, giving you the chance to follow along on his journey. In this special holiday edition of Behind the Front, J-P Dice speaks with John…
Weather on the roadways
Dec 12, 2018 • 24 min
Baron Weather’s Chief Development Officer, Bob Dreisewerd, talks the impact severe weather can have on bridges and roads. Plus, how new technology is helping to provide better safety for users and how it allows meteorologists to pinpoint the areas of…
Winter Weather Questions
Dec 5, 2018 • 17 min
In a winter storm, what causes ice instead of snow? What’s the difference between sleet and hail? Is J-P Dice a fan of Vanilla Ice? Find out the answers to these important topics and more as J-P takes a look at your winter weather questions.
Answering your weather questions
Nov 28, 2018 • 15 min
J-P Dice answers your questions in this special listener mailbag edition of Behind the Front. What are the chances of a white Christmas this year? What is thundersnow? All that and more is answered this week.
Snow in Alabama
Nov 20, 2018 • 25 min
The fury of flurries – when it comes to snow in the forecast, it seems like there is no middle ground. Either the event falls apart or we get hit with a winter wonderland. But J-P Dice and guest, Wes Wyatt, explain why it’s not snow that worries them,…
Nighttime Tornadoes
Nov 14, 2018 • 18 min
Storm chasing is already a dangerous activity but imagine tracking a tornado in the dark. Jill Gilardi returns to the show this week to discuss how tough it can be covering severe weather at night.
Gary England – Tornado Alley Icon
Nov 7, 2018 • 28 min
“Jump back, throw me down, Loretta, it’s Friday night in the big town!” A phrase made famous by Gary England. The Oklahoma weather icon joins J-P Dice this week to discuss his 40+ years covering weather, his involvement in movies like Twister, and what…
Don’t ‘fall back’ into depression
Oct 31, 2018 • 12 min
Daylight Saving Time is here once again. Winter is coming, which means the days will continue to get shorter. This loss of sunlight could give you a case of “the blahs”. But could it be more serious than that? Friend of the podcast, Dr. Josh Klapow, stops…
Hurricane Michael vs. Fred Hunter
Oct 24, 2018 • 24 min
Fred Hunter joins J-P Dice this week to discuss covering Hurricane Michael in Panama City, the Waffle House Index, and more. Plus, how does Michael rank compared to other storms Fred has covered in the last 22 years?
The dangers of flying in severe weather
Oct 17, 2018 • 29 min
Have you ever heard of a TAF? It stands for Terminal Aerodrome Forecast and its important information for any pilot looking to take to the sky. Mary Keiser, a Senior Meteorologist with the National Weather Service, joins the show this week to discuss…
Hurricanes and Heatwaves
Oct 10, 2018 • 17 min
What happened to fall? First Alert Meteorologist, Jill Gilardi, joins J-P this week to discuss the never-ending summer, an active hurricane season in the tropics, and when it may actually start feeling like autumn around Alabama.
Mike’s Weather Page
Oct 3, 2018 • 27 min
What once was just a hobby for Mike Boylan has grown to become one of the most trusted sources for tropical updates. He joins J-P Dice to discuss Mike’s Weather Page, building trust with users, the power of social media, and how to avoid fake weather…
Storm(s) of the Century
Sep 26, 2018 • 21 min
Hurricanes, tropical storms, blizzards – you’ve likely experienced a “storm of the century” for several different severe events over the years. Paul Dellegatto, from FOX13 in Tampa, joins J-P Dice to discuss the unique personalities of storms, when and…
What about Cullman?
Sep 19, 2018 • 16 min
Cullman County is in the Birmingham television market, but it’s in Huntsville’s National Weather Service warning area. Sound confusing? Friend of the podcast, Chris Darden, the Meteorologist-in-Charge at the NWS in Birmingham, joins the show this week to…
Episode 24: The Evolution of Radar
Sep 12, 2018 • 14 min
The godfather of weather radar software, Mike Gibson, talks developing new programs that now help you track storms better than ever. Plus, what led to the creation of GREarth and why these radar tools are more than just eye candy.
Episode 23: Why weather radios are still important
Sep 5, 2018 • 15 min
With so many different apps and alerts out there, why do you still need to have a weather radio? Bruce Thomas of Midland Radio explains how NOAA weather radios continue to be at the forefront of warning you and your family during severe weather.
Episode 22: Climate Change
Aug 29, 2018 • 28 min
It’s a hot button issue that often sparks a debate across party lines - climate change. Dr. Marshall Shepherd, of the University of Georgia, joins J-P Dice to discuss the science behind it, and why it transcends politics.
Bonus: Introducing Air It Out
Aug 28, 2018 • 15 min
J-P Dice speaks with his WBRC cohort Rick Karle, about his brand-new podcast - Air It Out. Find out what you can expect to hear on this brand new weekly sports podcast from the makers of Behind the Front.
The Origin of Matt Daniel
Aug 22, 2018 • 16 min
Matt Daniel has joined the WBRC First Alert Weather Team as a digital meteorologist. Hear what sparked the Georgia native’s love for weather, his hobbies, and what brought him to Central Alabama. Plus, he dishes on some of his favorite foods as he begins…
Baron Weather
Aug 15, 2018 • 22 min
Every second counts when it comes to sharing critical information during severe weather. Baron Weather has been helping meteorologists reach the public for nearly 30 years with their storm tracking tools. Steve Bray, Baron’s New Director of Broadcast…
The Future of Weather in the Media
Aug 8, 2018 • 22 min
The way we get News continues to change thanks to advancements in technology. So, what does that mean for weather? Nate Johnson, of the National Weather Association Broadcast Meteorology Committee, shares his thoughts on what the future of forecasting…
The Seal of Approval
Aug 1, 2018 • 13 min
Have you ever noticed the little logos next to a meteorologist’s name? Nate Johnson, of the National Weather Association Broadcast Meteorology Committee, explains what those seals mean, and how a meteorologist earns them. Nate and J-P Dice discuss the…
Snowmaggedon – What went wrong?
Jul 25, 2018 • 21 min
January 28th, 2014. To many people that was just a Tuesday – but the folks of Alabama know it by a different name – Snowmaggedon. The impact of the wintry storm was felt across Central Alabama. But what went wrong with the forecasting of the monumental…
The Folklore of Fred Hunter
Jul 18, 2018 • 16 min
How long has Fred Hunter been covering the weather? He was forecasting storm fronts before there was even a weather wall to stand in front of! You’ll enjoy hearing all about how Fred Hunter is Absolutely Alabama, and absolutely one of a kind.
Is the heat making you depressed?
Jul 11, 2018 • 12 min
Feeling depressed during the dog days of summer? It could be tied to Seasonal Affective Disorder. While SAD is normally associated with the colder times of the year, Dr. Josh Klapow explains how the heat can be just as guilty in affecting your mood.
The one factor that could put you more at risk for leaving kids in a hot car
Jul 3, 2018 • 13 min
It’s the unthinkable. A parent leaving their child in a hot car. You tell yourself that it would never happen to you. But Dr. Josh Klapow explains how you could be at a higher risk for leaving your kids in the car than you could ever imagine.
The Unusual Nature of AL Weather
Jun 27, 2018 • 25 min
“I have probably surveyed a tornado in pretty much every month.” Those are the words of Chris Darden. He’s the Meteorologist-in-Charge at the National Weather Service in Birmingham. He shares details on some of the craziest weather he’s seen in the state…