100 Biggest Weather Moments

100 Biggest Weather Moments

infobox television |
show_name = 100 Biggest Weather Moments

caption = 100 Biggest Weather Moments' title screen
format = Documentary
runtime = approx. 1 hour per episode
creator =
executive_producer =
starring = Host: Harry Connick, Jr. Other: Various celebrity commentaries, The Weather Channel's on-air meteorologists
country = USA
network = The Weather Channel
first_aired = April 15, 2007
last_aired = April 19, 2007
num_episodes = 5
website = http://www.weather.com/aboutus/television/100biggest/
imdb_id =
tv_com_id = |

"100 Biggest Weather Moments" is a 2007 five-part miniseries on The Weather Channel, that premiered on April 15th and aired nightly through Thursday, April 19, and is the biggest documentary effort in The Weather Channel’s 25-year history. [ [http://home.businesswire.com/portal/site/google/index.jsp?ndmViewId=news_view&newsId=20070419005069&newsLang=en The Weather Channel Unveils Number One Weather Moment: Global Warming] , Business Wire, April 19, 2007]

The series is hosted by Harry Connick, Jr. and counts down the top weather-related events with commentary from various celebrities. The collection of weather moments is the work of more than 120 meteorologists [ [http://nab.broadcastnewsroom.com/articles/viewarticle.jsp?id=125329 Big ‘Moments’ In Forecast - BroadcastNewsroom ] ] .

Episode Details

Weather Moments

Episode # 1

:100. The Snow Plow Game [http://www.weather.com/aboutus/television/100biggest/] :99. Stradivarius violins:98. 1993 Midwest Flooding:97. Blowing in the wind:96. Sunglasses:95. The hygrometer:94. Paris Wine Tasting:93. Golfball dimples:92. 1978 Blizzard:91. Singular snowflakes:90. Weather insurance:89. Punxsutawney Phil:88. Ice skates:87. The Battle of Dunkirk:86. Saffir-Simpson scale:85. Catalytic converter:84. Shackleton's antarctic exploration:83. Macintosh / Gore-Tex:82. Iceberg sinks the Titanic:81. Desert Storm:80. Long Island Express:79. Saving Dr. Nielsen:78. The umbrella

Episode # 2

:77. Invention of the snowboard:76. Rainy spring in Ireland:75. Buddy Holly plane crash:74. The Serum Run:73. NYC Blackout 1977:72. Personal Severe Weather Notification:71. Joanne Simpson:70. Solar Power:69. 1979 Cotton Bowl:68. 1883 Eruption of Krakatoa / The Scream:67. Weather Balloon Transforms History:66. Fossett's Balloon Adventure:65. European heat wave 2003:64. Operation Eagle Claw:63. Naming of hurricanes:62. Hurricane Andrew:61. Hollywood becomes film capitol:60. The Anemometer:59. Battle of the Bulge:58. Eruption of Mt.Tambora:57. Poor Richard's Almanac:56. Perfect Storm

Episode # 3

:55. Wizard of Oz tornado:54. First tornado forecast:53. Domed Stadiums / Astroturf:52. Silent Spring:51. The Ice Bowl:50. Sun's relationship to earth:49. Battle of Long Island:48. Labor Day Hurricane:47. The Fujita scale:46. WWII and the jet stream:45. Peshtigo Fire:44. Speed and the wind tunnel:43. El Niño of the century:42. Hitler's march on Moscow:41. First cloud classification:40. Johnstown Flood:39. Hurricane Mitch:38. Hurricane hunters:37. Tree rings, ice cores and fossils:36. Rossby waves:35. The ozone hole:34. First TV Weather

Episode # 4

:33. First Winter Olympics:32. Antifreeze:31. Storm chasers:30. Tri-State Tornado, 1925:29. Bob Beamon's Long Jump:28. Windshield wiper:27. The Challenger explosion:26. 1993 Superstorm:25. The Weather Channel:24. Boston Massacre:23. The barometer:22. Creation of the EPA:21. Allergy index:20. Doppler radar:19. Galveston Hurricane:18. Microbursts:17. Dust Bowl era:16. Pilgrims at Plymouth Rock:15. Bangladesh arises from disaster:14. Live Aid:13. The second atomic bomb

Episode # 5

:12. Franklin Flies a Kite:11. UV Index:10. 1974 Tornado Super Outbreak:9. Flooding of 1927:8. Invention of the thermometer:7. Supercomputers:6. Air conditioning:5. Amazing Grace:4. First weather satellite:3. The D-Day invasion:2. Hurricane Katrina:1. Global warming

Personalities include

*Harry Connick, Jr. (host)
*Garth Brooks
*Bill Cosby
*Bob Costas
*Laurie David
*Jennifer Garner
*Rudolph Giuliani
*LTG Russel L. Honore
*Danica Patrick
*Mo Rocca


Previews of the mini series were shown at a virtual "weather island" created by the Weather Channel, in the virtual world "Second Life". The Weather Channel wanted to test the effectiveness of advertising in online communities. According to AP, they looked at it as an opportunity, and hoped that by getting in early, they can become an established leader in that environment.

The Weather Channel donated $75,000 to Musicians' Village, to date the biggest home rebuilding project in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. Connick and saxophonist Branford Marsalis came up with the idea for the village in 2005, in partnership with Habitat for Humanity. The Weather channel also run public service announcements about the Musician's Village.

The TV Guide Channel, as part of its shows "Watch This" and "411", featured interviews with participants of the mini series. The TV Guide had placements of The Weather Channel's logo, and the TV Guide web site hosted "100 Biggest Weather Moments" banner ads. [cite news | author=The Associated Press | url=http://nab.broadcastnewsroom.com/articles/viewarticle.jsp?id=125329 | title=Big ‘Moments’ In Forecast | publisher=broadcastnewsroom.com | date=2007-04-09 | accessdate=2007-04-21 ]


External links

* [http://www.weather.com/aboutus/television/100biggest/ "100 Biggest Weather Moments"]

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