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Dominic Brown joined NewsChannel 3 in June 2012 as weekend meteorologist.

If there’s one thing that most people want to know about Dominic, it’s about his name. It looks simple, right? Well, don’t let the spelling fool you. It’s a family name. In fact, Dominic was named after his dad. The best way to remember how to say Dominic is to think of Dennis “The Menace.” Really! You’ll have it in no time!

Dominic is from the Peach State, born and raised in suburban Atlanta in a town called Locust Grove. For as long as Dominic can remember, weather has always been in him. In fact, as a kid, he loved telling people about the weather and giving his own forecast to family and friends. It was always his childhood dream to do the weather, even before he knew how to spell meteorologist! But it wasn’t until severe storms sent Dominic and his family piling into a bathtub in his hometown that he knew for sure that he wanted to pursue his dream and help save lives.

Dominic began his career at WCTI-TV NewsChannel 12 in Eastern North Carolina. He was the first black meteorologist in that station’s history. Dominic spent more than four years as weekend meteorologist/weekday reporter, forecasting and being on the front line of several major weather events, including Hurricane Irene in 2011 and one of the worst tornado outbreaks in the state’s history on April 16 that same year.

Before arriving in North Carolina, Dominic spent two years in Starkville, Mississippi. That’s where he received his Master of Science in Geosciences/Broadcast Meteorology from Mississippi State University. While there, Dominic was a graduate teaching assistant in the Department of Communication. He also had the opportunity to get a taste of all kinds of severe weather while chasing storms in Mississippi and all over the Great Plains. He also had a chance to witness firsthand the destruction caused by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005. Before arriving at MSU, Dominic received his Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast News from the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia.

While in school, Dominic interned at WSB-TV in Atlanta and WCBS-TV in New York. Dominic is a member of the Hampton Roads Black Media Professionals, the National Association of Black Journalists, the National Weather Association and the American Meteorological Society (AMS). In fact, he is honored to hold the prestigious AMS Television Seal of Approval. Dominic is also a proud member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.

When Dominic is not working, he enjoys spending time with family and friends, going to the movies, working out, watching sports, and cheering on his Georgia and Mississippi State Bulldogs.

Recent Articles
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    Hurricane Fred to hit the Cape Verde Islands today

    Fred is now a hurricane and aiming for the Cape Verde Islands with sustained winds of 80 mph and higher gusts. Tropical storm conditions are expected to reach portions of the Cape Verde Islands this morning, with hurricane conditions by this afternoon.  Conditions will rapidly deteriorate on the island of Boa Vista during the next couple of hours. A Hurricane Warning is in effect for the islands. Fred is moving toward the northwest near 12 mph and this general motion […]

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    Dominic’s VIPIR Forecast: Tracking a few showers and storms to start the week

    ***There is a MODERATE risk of rip currents at the beach on Monday.*** A few showers and storms to start the week….Grab your umbrella. We’re tracking a few showers and isolated thunderstorms on Monday, due in part to an area of low pressure moving from south to north along a stationary front. Otherwise, expect a good deal of clouds.  High temperatures will be in the mid 80s.  On Tuesday, a couple of isolated showers and storms are possible, but most […]

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    VIPIR Forecast: More warm, comfortable weather on the way

    Warm and comfortable….It’s hard to believe it’s really August, especially with the low humidity we’ve had over the past few days. That’s all due in part to a stalled front offshore and high pressure building in from the north. So, if you’ve enjoyed that comfortable weather, you’ll enjoy the next couple of days, too. First, on this Thursday night, expect partly cloudy skies across the area. A few stray showers are possible, mainly over NE North Carolina. Overnight low temperatures will be in […]

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    Four years ago, Hurricane Irene struck Hampton Roads and North Carolina

    Hampton Roads, Va. – It’s been four years since Hurricane Irene impacted the coasts of Virginia and North Carolina.  Hard to believe, isn’t it? I remember the storm very well.  I was working as a meteorologist in Eastern North Carolina where Irene made landfall on the morning of August 27, 2011, near Cape Lookout, N.C. Irene was a Category 1 hurricane at landfall, with sustained winds between 74 and 95 mph. The storm was the first hurricane to make landfall in the […]

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    NASA unmanned aircraft investigates Tropical Storm Erika and helps improve hurricane forecasts

    A lot of us have heard of NOAA’s Hurricane Hunters, the fleet of scientists and meteorologists who fly through tropical systems to investigate their intensity and path. But now a different aircraft, without any humans onboard, is helping experts back on the ground improve hurricane forecasts. NASA’s Global Hawk unmanned aircraft departed the Wallops Flight Facility along the Virginia Eastern Shore on Wednesday, August 26 at 7 a.m. for a 24 hour flight to study Tropical Storm Erika. Get the Latest on Erika […]

  • baycam

    VIPIR Forecast: Tracking warm but rather comfortable weather over the next few days

    Warm but rather comfortable….The cold front that passed through the area yesterday with a few showers and storms is settling offshore. While a few stray showers are possible this evening, most areas will be dry under partly cloudy skies. Low temperatures will be in the upper 60s and lower 70s. On Thursday, most of us will see a mix of sun and clouds. However, with the cold front just offshore, a few isolated showers and thunderstorms are possible, mainly over North Carolina.  A couple […]

  • baycam

    Dominic’s VIPIR Forecast: Tracking a few showers and thunderstorms this week

    Tracking a few showers and storms this week….We’re not expecting a washout this week, but a few showers and storms will be possible as a cold front slowly approaches the area from the west. On Monday, we’ll see a mix of sun and clouds. A few isolated showers or storms could develop by afternoon ahead of the front. High temperatures will warm into the lower 90s, so it’s going to be a hot one to start the week. The cold […]

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    NASA astronaut captures Danny from space

    Check this out!                     NASA astronaut Scott Kelly captured this amazing image of Hurricane Danny this morning from the International Space Station. Kelly posted the picture on Twitter with this caption:                       Hurricane Danny became the first hurricane of the 2015 Atlantic season Thursday morning.  Right now, the storm is rather compact in size.  The latest forecast track takes Danny generally to the west, […]

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    VIPIR Forecast: A cold front brings a few storms, then drier weather for the weekend

    A cold front brings a few storms, then drier weather….Stay VIPIReady! We’re keeping an eye on a cold front that will slide through the area tonight. A few scattered showers and thunderstorms will likely develop, capable of producing gusty winds, heavy rain and minor flooding. Otherwise, expect partly to mostly cloudy skies. Low temperatures will be in the mid 70s. The front will slowly move offshore on Friday. However, before exiting the coast, a couple of isolated showers and storms could […]

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    VIPIR Forecast: Showers and storms could bring heavy rain and gusty winds

    Track showers and storms in your neighborhood with the NewsChannel 3 Interactive Radar HERE. Tracking showers and storms….Stay VIPIReady! We’re tracking scattered showers and storms over the next couple of days, due in part to a cold front off to the west.  A few scattered showers and storms are in the forecast this evening ahead of the front. Some of the rain could be heavy at times. Otherwise, expect partly to mostly cloudy skies and lows in the mid 70s. The […]

  • Virginia Beach Cam

    Dominic’s VIPIR Forecast: It will start feeling like August again this week

    Feeling like August again….Get ready for August to make big a comeback this week.  As high pressure pushes offshore, the heat and humidity will be back in full force, and the chance for storms will be going up, too. On Monday, we’re expecting mostly sunny skies. High temperatures will climb into the upper 80s and lower 90s. Then, our attention will turn to several chances for showers and storms from Tuesday through Friday.  No day looks like a washout, but […]

  • ADI VIPIRcast AM

    Dominic’s VIPIR Forecast: More sunshine just in time for the weekend

    More sunny, warm weather ahead….We’re tracking more sunshine as we move through the next few days as high pressure builds over the area. So grab your sunglasses! Today, expect mostly sunny skies with highs in the mid 80s. Lows will be in the mid 60s overnight under mostly clear skies. Over the weekend, most of us will see plenty of sunshine, mixed in with a few clouds. Highs in the mid 80s. A couple of isolated showers could develop over […]


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