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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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    Rising ocean temperatures could cause coral bleaching to increase

    Scientists say unusually warm ocean temperatures could threaten more coral reefs, potentially leading to the death of corals over a wide area and affecting the long-term supply of fish and shellfish. In an article released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), scientists expect greater bleaching of corals through October because of rising ocean temperatures, specifically in the north Pacific, equatorial Pacific and western Atlantic oceans. “The bleaching that started in June 2014 has been really bad for corals in the […]

  • ADI Temperature Forecast

    VIPIR Forecast: Tracking more heat, humidity and a few pop-up storms

    More heat, humidity and a few pop-up storms….Get ready to sizzle over the next few days.  But first, as we move through this Wednesday night, expect low temperatures in the mid 70s. A few showers or isolated storms are possible due in part to a cold front to the north. Otherwise, expect partly to mostly cloudy skies. On Thursday, highs will soar into the mid 90s, but because of the humidity, we will have a heat index in the low 100s, so take your […]

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    Strong thunderstorms, heavy lightning moving through Hampton roads

    We’re tracking strong thunderstorms through portions of Hampton Roads tonight. The storms are producing gusty winds and heavy rain, which could cause some minor flooding. While not severe, these storms are also producing a lot of lightning over parts of Southside and the Peninsula. Track the storms with our interactive radar

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    Dominic’s VIPIR Forecast: Tracking more scattered storms for the start of the work week

    Track rain and storms in your neighborhood with the NewsChannel 3 Interactive Radar HERE. More scattered storms are on the way….As we move through this late Sunday, a few scattered showers and storms are possible, courtesy of a stationary front still draped over our area. Any storms that develop could produce minor flooding, so keep that in mind. Otherwise, expect mostly cloudy skies with overnight lows in the low to mid 70s. On Monday, scattered showers and storms will be […]

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    One year ago this week, Hurricane Arthur brought tornadoes and flooding to parts of Hampton Roads and NE North Carolina

    Hampton Roads, Va. – One year ago this week, people across Hampton Roads and NE North Carolina were bracing for an early season hurricane. Hurricane Arthur made landfall over Shackleford Banks, NC, around 11:15 p.m. on July 3, 2014.   Shackleford Banks is located between Cape Lookout and Beaufort. According to the National Weather Service, Arthur is the earliest hurricane to hit North Carolina in a season since records began in 1851.  The previous record was July 11, 1901.  It is also the first hurricane to […]

  • Is there any truth to any of the shark attack theories?

    Hampton Roads, Va. – What is going on?  That’s the question a lot of people are asking right now, this after seven shark attacks along the North Carolina coast over the past few weeks. However, not only are there questions, but there are a lot of theories, too. “When I first heard of the shark attacks, I was fairly surprised because I know that the Carolinas are not a particularly hot spot for shark attacks.  Something strange is going on,” said Dr. […]

  • Lifeguards say rip currents are a bigger concern at the beach than shark attacks

    Virginia Beach, Va. – Rip currents can turn a quiet day at the beach into an active one in an instant. In fact, lifeguards say rip currents are a big concern at the beach, much bigger than even shark attacks. “Rip currents account  for 80-percent of rescues nationwide,” said Tom Gill, deputy chief of the Virginia Beach Lifesaving Service. Just last year, lifeguards at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront rescued about 600 victims from the water.  Already this year, they’ve pulled […]

  • ADI Temperature Forecast

    Dominic’s VIPIR Forecast: Warm and comfortable to start the week, then hot and humid

    Warm and comfortable to start, then hot and humid….As we move through our Monday, we’re expecting mostly sunny skies and high temperatures in the mid 80s.  But it won’t feel as hot during the day, all courtesy of lower humidity values.  However, enjoy it because those conditions won’t last long. On Tuesday and Wednesday, high temps will climb into the low and mid 90s, and with the humidity expected, it will feel much hotter outdoors.  An isolated shower or storm […]

  • Dominic’s VIPIR Forecast: Tracking more showers and strong thunderstorms

    Tracking showers and storms….As we move through the next couple of days, keep your umbrella handy. We are tracking the chance of showers and thunderstorms today through part of the weekend as several weather systems move toward our area along a stationary front.  Today, expect a few scattered showers and thunderstorms in the early morning and again by afternoon and evening. Otherwise, we’ll see mostly cloudy skies with high temperatures in the mid and upper 80s. Track rain and storms […]

  • Dominic’s VIPIR Forecast: Tracking strong to severe thunderstorms this afternoon and evening

    Track storms in your neighborhood with the NewsChannel 3 Interactive Radar HERE. Tracking showers, storms and the heat….After a brief break from the extreme heat, get ready for more hot, humid weather in today’s forecast. In fact, highs will climb into the upper 80s and lower 90s for a lot of us under a mix of sun and clouds. Scattered showers and thunderstorms are possible by afternoon and evening. Some of the storms could be strong to severe with damaging […]

  • Mosquitoes the size of pennies are found buzzing around Hampton Roads

    Hampton Roads, Va. – Mosquitoes the size of pennies are buzzing around Hampton Roads, and experts say bloodsuckers that big are normal around here this time of the year. “I’ve never seen one the way it is,” said Gary Jones. Jones was in his front yard in Newport News getting a few things out of his car when a big mosquito landed on him.  He smacked it just in time before it took a bite. “I showed my wife and […]

  • ADI Heat Index Forecast

    Dominic’s VIPIR Forecast: Tracking more dangerous heat for the work week

    More heat and humidity….The summer sizzle continues across Hampton Roads and Northeastern NC. In fact, Tuesday could be the hottest day of the year so far! But first, on Monday, expect high temperatures in the mid 90s. The humidity will make it feel like the triple digits.  We’ll see mostly sunny skies through the day. A pop up shower or storm is possible. By Tuesday, high temperatures will soar into the upper 90s/lower 100s. But because of the humidity, most […]

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