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December 17, 2012

Media Alert: The Weather Channel to Air “2012: A Year Out of Season”


 Media Alert: The Weather Channel to Air “2012: A Year Out of Season”


Year-end special looking back at the extreme weather events that defined 2012 premieres Friday, Dec. 28


WHAT:  “2012: A Year Out of Season” explores the brutal weather that ravaged the United States and defined 2012. A wide range of extreme conditions ruled the year, beginning with an unseasonably warm “winter-less” winter, and a series of deadly tornado outbreaks that began before the onset of the traditional “tornado season.” Months of record heat followed, leading to a drought so devastating it stirred comparisons to the 1930's historic Dust Bowl. Nine million acres of land were scorched during a near-record wildfire season. Hurricane Isaac battered the Gulf Coast in late summer, then Superstorm Sandy, the catastrophic megastorm comprised of a hurricane, nor’easter and winter storm, brought our country's most populous region to its knees. This one-hour special recounts the year’s many defining weather events and looks ahead to what may be in store in 2013. 

WHO:      Jim Cantore, on-camera meteorologist for The Weather Channel, will host the special. 

MORE:     Visit www.weather.com/press for more information 

WHEN:     Premieres Friday, Dec. 28, at 8 p.m. ET (Encore at 11 p.m. ET) 

               Repeats: Saturday, Dec. 29 at 2 p.m. ET, 5 p.m. ET 

                           Sunday, Dec. 30 at 9 p.m. ET, 12 a.m. ET, 3 a.m. ET 

                           Monday, Dec. 31 at 4 p.m. ET