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