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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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    Report: Norfolk could see more flooding, due in part to El Nino

    Hampton Roads, Va. – When it rains in Norfolk, it floods – a lot.  And according to a report issued by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the city could see even more flooding, due in part to El Nino. In a report, called “2014 State of Nuisance Tidal Flooding,” Norfolk is among several Mid-Atlantic and West Coast communities that could see the highest number of nuisance flooding days on record through April 2016. To read the 2014 State of Nuisance Tidal […]

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    Dominic’s VIPIR Forecast: Tracking plenty of sunshine for the work week

    Tracking plenty of sunshine for the week….As we move through this new work week, grab your sunglasses! We’re tracking abundant sunshine as high pressure builds over Hampton Roads and NE North Carolina. A few clouds will creep in at times, but overall, high pressure should keep the active weather to our south for majority of the week. Let’s talk about temperatures.  On Monday, we’ll start the day at the bus stop in mid and upper 50s. By afternoon, highs will […]

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    Dominic’s VIPIR Forecast: Tracking showers, storms and cooler temps

    Tracking showers, storms and cooler temps….We are keeping an eye on a cold front that will stall near the area over the next few days. This setup will give us several chances of showers and storms, even through the weekend. But first, on this Thursday evening, expect scattered showers and thunderstorms. Some of the rain could be heavy at times. Otherwise, we’ll see mostly cloudy skies with overnight low temperatures in the lower 70s. Track showers and storms in your […]

  • Hurricane Stats Track

    Tropical Storm Henri forms in the Atlantic, expected to move east of Bermuda

    Hampton Roads, Va. – Tropical Storm Henri has formed in the Atlantic Ocean and is slowly drifting north near Bermuda. Henri is about 230 miles East-Southeast of Bermuda. It is moving north at just 3 mph but is expected to move quicker later today. Slow strengthening is possible over the next few days. Henri is expected to remain several hundred miles off of the East Coast.    

  • ADI 48hr Futurecast

    Dominic’s VIPIR Forecast: Tracking showers and storms over the next few days

    Track showers and storms in your neighborhood with the NewsChannel 3 Interactive Radar HERE. Unsettled weather is on the way…As we move through the next few days, have your rain gear handy. We are tracking several chances of showers and thunderstorms in your forecast, due in part to a cold front that will stall across the area. On Thursday, we’ll begin the day under partly sunny skies and areas of patchy fog. Then, as we move through the afternoon and […]

  • ADI 48hr Futurecast

    Dominic’s VIPIR Forecast: Not as much rain for Labor Day

    ***Be careful at the beach Monday! There is a MODERATE risk of rip currents.*** Not as much rain for Labor Day….After a pretty dreary day across Hampton Roads and NE North Carolina on Sunday, we’re not expecting as much rain as we move through our Labor Day holiday. While a few isolated showers/storms are possible, most areas will be dry under partly sunny skies. High temperatures will be in the mid 80s. The winds will relax a bit from the […]

  • ADI Temperature Forecast

    Dominic’s VIPIR Forecast: Feeling a lot like August in September

    Feeling a lot like August in September….As we move through this Wednesday, expect hot, humid weather across Hampton Roads and NE North Carolina. High temperatures will climb into the lower 90s under a mix of sun and clouds. An isolated shower or storm is possible. Tonight, we’ll see partly cloudy skies. Lows will be in the low to mid 70s. On Thursday, a cold front will approach the area from the north, giving way to a few showers and thunderstorms […]

  • Hurricane Stats Track

    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 […]

  • ADI 48hr Futurecast

    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 […]

  • irenepic

    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 […]

  • globalhawk

    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 […]


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