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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
  • 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 […]

  • Severe Thunderstorm Warnings, Watches no longer in effect

    Update: The Severe Thunderstorm Warnings and Watches have now expired. The National Weather Service has extended Severe Thunderstorm Warnings and Watches for most of the area. Click here for our Interactive VIPIR Radar A Severe Thunderstorm Warning is in effect until 12:30 a.m. for the following areas: Accomack and Northampton, Virginia A Severe Thunderstorm Warning is in effect until 1 a.m. for the following areas: Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk and Virginia Beach A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect until […]

  • More swimming advisories could be posted for two Newport News beaches

    Huntington Beach is a place a lot people like to go to take a dip to cool down from the heat. But this summer, people may be advised to stay out of the water more than usual at two area beaches.

  • Blame it on the cold: The City of Virginia Beach removes several dead shrubs

    Virginia Beach, Va. – City crews have had their hands full in the extreme heat lately all because of what happened to a number of evergreen shrubs – now dead – in the extreme cold. “Plants can sustain one day of 7 degrees.  They can’t sustain seven days of it, with ice and snow on top of it,” said Shawn Hopson, superintendent of Landscape Management for the City of Virginia Beach. For 46 blocks, from 43rd to 89th Streets along Atlantic Avenue, […]

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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 […]

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