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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.


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    Dominic’s VIPIR Forecast: It will feel like triple digits this afternoon

    Tracking dangerous heat….Get ready for another hot, humid day across Hampton Roads and NE North Carolina. Yesterday, we tied our record high in Norfolk. Today, we could shatter our current record of 96, set back in 1991. This afternoon, we’re expecting highs in the upper 90s, but because of the humidity, it will feel like the triple digits! In fact, a lot of us will have heat index values between 102 and 105. However, a few inland areas could be […]

  • ADI Heat Index Forecast

    Dominic’s VIPIR Forecast: More dangerous heat and storms are on the way

    Track storms in your neighborhood with the NewsChannel 3 Interactive Radar HERE. More dangerous heat and storms are on the way….Get ready for some of the hottest weather we’ve seen this season!  On Monday and Tuesday, high temperatures will soar into the mid and upper 90s. However, because of the humidity, it will feel like the triple digits!  So start planning now for for this dangerous weather. A few isolated showers and storms are possible both days. Otherwise, expect a […]

  • ADI Heat Index Forecast

    Dominic’s VIPIR Forecast: More hot, humid weather is on the way

    The hot, humid weather continues….Get ready for more hot, humid weather across Hampton Roads and NE North Carolina, all courtesy of high pressure offshore. High temperatures will soar into the low and mid 90s on Friday and Saturday, but the combination of the heat and humidity will make it feel like the upper 90s and the triple digits, so take your precautions now! A couple of pop up showers and storms are possible Friday. Rain chances will rise just a […]

  • ADI Heat Index Forecast

    Dominic’s VIPIR Forecast: More hot, humid weather moves in

    Hot and humid….Get ready! We’re tracking hot, humid weather for the rest of the work week.  On Thursday and Friday, high temperatures will soar into the low and mid 90s, but because of the humidity, it will feel a lot hotter. In fact, a few areas will have heat index values in the triple digits!  So take your precautions. A few pop up showers and storms are possible under partly cloudy skies on both days. Slightly higher rain chances move […]

  • ADI Temperature Forecast

    Dominic’s VIPIR Forecast: It’s getting hot and humid over the next several days

    Hot, humid weather is on the way….Get ready for more hot weather to move in for the rest of the week. On Wednesday, high temperatures will be in the mid and upper 80s under a mix of sun and clouds. A few pop up showers and storms are possible by afternoon. Then, for the rest of the week, highs will soar into the low and mid 90s! Because of the humidity, though, it will feel much hotter. Some areas, in […]

  • ADI 48hr Futurecast

    Dominic’s VIPIR Forecast: Hot and humid, then showers and storms

    Hot and humid, then showers and thunderstorms….As we move through our Monday, get ready for another hot, humid day across Hampton Roads and NE North Carolina, courtesy of high pressure offshore. Highs will soar into the upper 80s and lower 90s by afternoon, but the humidity will make it feel hotter. We’ll see a mix of sun and clouds and a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms by afternoon. However, our rain chances will be going up into Tuesday as […]

  • Swimming not recommended in Chesapeake Bay for 48 hours after a heavy rain

    As the weather warms up and people start flocking to the bay for a dip in the water, be on the lookout for potential advisories and signs -- especially after it rains.

  • New NASA plane could be unmanned aircraft of the future

    Hampton, Va. – To some, it might look like a big toy.  But a 55-pound battery-powered plane, designed and built by engineers at NASA Langley, is the real deal. And one day, it could be used for mapping, research, and much more. “It’s not like any other aircraft I’ve ever seen,” said David North, aerospace engineer at NASA Langley. The aircraft is named Greased Lightning.  And that name has a lot to do with how the aircraft powers up to […]

  • Below-normal Atlantic Hurricane Season expected

    Expect fewer hurricanes than normal this year. On Wednesday, forecasters from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released their predictions for the 2015 Atlantic Hurricane Season. They’re forecasting 6 to 11 named storms.  3 to 6 of those storms could become hurricanes.  Zero to 2 could become major hurricanes, category 3 or higher. Forecasters say El-Nino is responsible for a below-normal season. During El-Nino years, wind shear typically increases, which can tear storms apart. The Atlantic Hurricane Season officially begins […]

  • ADI Temperature Forecast

    Dominic’s VIPIR Forecast: Your Memorial Day brings sunshine and warm temps

    The sunny, warm weather continues….As we move through our Memorial Day, grab your sunglasses! We’re expecting more sunny, warm weather across the viewing area as high pressure remains in firm control offshore. High temperatures will climb into the mid and upper 80s by afternoon.  By Tuesday and Wednesday, we’ll continue to feel the warmth and a little humidity, too.  Highs will be in the mid and upper 80s. Some areas away from the water could touch the lower 90s. A […]

  • Not unusual to see sharks swimming near the coast this time of the year

    Great white sharks have gotten a lot of people's attention recently. In fact, several of these big fish have been spotted swimming near our coast.

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    Dominic’s VIPIR Forecast: The storms move out just in time for the holiday weekend

    Most of the rain and storms we saw earlier today will move farther offshore tonight, giving way to partly to mostly cloudy skies. While a stray sprinkle or shower is possible, most of us should be dry. Low temperatures will be in the mid 50s.

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