Rokerthon: Al Roker Attempts 34-Hour Weather Broadcast

Do you want to hear about the weather? Well, you might want to tune into the Rokerthon. Al Roker is attempting to break a Guinness World Record by talking about the weather for 34 hours.

According to CNN, the current world record is only 24 hours but Norwegian meteorologist Eli Kari Gjengedal completed a 33-hour weather broadcast in September. That record is unofficial at the moment but if Al Roker doesn’t complete his Rokerthon, it will likely be awarded the Guinness World Record.

The Rokerthon began at 10:05 on Wednesday night and if everything goes to plan he’ll be wrapping up his record breaking broadcast at about 8 am on Friday morning.

According to The Verge, Roker will have to follow strict guidelines in order to break the record. The biggest factor is that Al Roker can only talk about weather. Nothing else. He can also only talk about current weather (including last week’s weather and next week’s weather). He has no geographic limitations, however, which means that Al Roker can basically jump from city to city for the next 34 hours.

NBC reports that Roker will only get a five minute break every hour.

You can watch the live stream here.

So why would anyone want to talk about the weather for 34 hours? Well, in addition to becoming a Guinness World Record holder, Roker is also trying to raise money for the  United States Service Organizations (USO).  You can donate to his Crowdrise campaign here.

Dan Evon

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