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100 Biggest Weather Moments

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Country of origin
United States

Original network
The Weather Channel

No. of episodes

Host: Harry Connick, Jr. Other: Various celebrity commentaries, The Weather Channel's on-air meteorologists

Running time
approx. 1 hour per episode

Original release
April 15 – April 19, 2007

100 Biggest Weather Moments is a 2007 five-part miniseries on The Weather Channel, that premiered on Sunday, April 15, and aired nightly through Thursday, April 19, the biggest documentary effort in The Weather Channel’s 25-year history.


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.

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
  • Russel L. Honoré
  • Danica Patrick
  • Mo Rocca
  • Promotion

    Previews of the miniseries 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, the station looked at it as an opportunity, and hoped that by getting in early, it could 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 ran public service announcements about the Musicians' Village.

    The TV Guide Channel, as part of its shows Watch This and 411, featured interviews with participants of the miniseries. The TV Guide had placements of The Weather Channel's logo, and the TV Guide website hosted 100 Biggest Weather Moments banner ads.


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