- 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
starring = Host:
Harry Connick, Jr.Other: Various celebrity commentaries, The Weather Channel's on-air meteorologists
country = USA
network = The Weather Channel
April 15, 2007
April 19, 2007
num_episodes = 5
website = http://www.weather.com/aboutus/television/100biggest/
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 # 1
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 coresand 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
Previews of the mini series were shown at a virtual "weather island" created by the Weather Channel, in the virtual world "
The Weather Channel donated $75,000 to
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