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Al Roker: ‘Today’ Anchor Breaks Record For Longest Weather Forecast

Fri, November 14, 2014 8:04am EDT by 4 Comments
Al Roker Breaks World Record
Courtesy of NBC

He did it! After 34 straight hours, Al Roker broke the world record for the longest uninterrupted weather forecast. Congrats, Al! Now, get some sleep!

Al Roker, 60, is now a Guinness World Record holder! The Today Show weather anchor went live for 34 hours in order to above and beyond the current record for the longest uninterrupted live weather report broadcast. Yes, this means #Rokerthon is now over, but now Al has a place in the books forever!

Al Roker Breaks World Record: Reports Live For 34 Hours Straight

Sleep ain’t got nothing on Al. The Today Show meteorologist went without sleep for the 34 uninterrupted hours in order to break the Guinness World Record for the longest weather forecast!

Yes, this actually meant no sleep whatsoever. Not even a nap!

The previous record for such a broadcast was 24 hours. A Norwegian weather broadcaster went live for 33 hours, but it is not yet official, according to The Weather Channel. So, Al made sure he could break the record no matter what! 

Al’s #Rokerthon supported “Al’s Shine A Light Today” initiative that seeks to help the armed forces. He raised over $70,000!

The anchor took fans along for his journey as he tweeted throughout his 34-hour broadcast. He posted nearly every hour! Anyone and everyone could tune in to #Rokerthon. His weather forecasts aired on NBC, Today.com, The Weather Channel, on over 200 NBC affiliates, and more!

Congrats again, Al! You deserve an uninterrupted good night’s sleep!

HollywoodLifers, what did you think of Rokerthon? Are you surprised Al stayed up for so long? Let us know!

— Avery Thompson

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