The Weather Channel will air special programming on Tuesday, Oct. 29 - the day that marks the one-year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy pounding affecting thousands along the East Coast – on air, through live and original programming, and online at weather.com. Coverage includes:
The network's live daytime programming, usually based in Atlanta, will move to Breezy Point, New York - an area that was devastated by Sandy. The Weather Channel on-camera meteorologists Jim Cantore, Stephanie Abrams, Al Roker, Mike Bettes, Maria Larosa, Bryan Norcross, Kelly Cass and Paul Goodloe will be in Breezy Point, while Mike Seidel and Dave Malkoff will be at the New Jersey shore. Coverage will include a look back at the Sandy timeline, the 12 strange weather features of Sandy, hardest hit areas then and now, and a Coast Guard ride along – as well as a look ahead – could Sandy happen again meteorologically?, what if Sandy happened today?, a worst-case surge scenario to delve into the science and more.
"Coast Guard: HMS Bounty Rescue" - Produced by Al Roker Entertainment, this special one-hour episode of the successful "Coast Guard" franchise takes viewers behind-the-headlines and into the U.S. Coast Guard’s daring and heroic rescue of 14 crew members onboard one of Hollywood’s famous ships, the HMS Bounty, during Superstorm Sandy. Airs at 4:00 p.m. ET and 8:00 p.m. ET
“Sandy: The Anatomy of a Superstorm” - This one-hour special reveals the science of how this superstorm began in the Caribbean and developed into a devastating super storm, slamming the eastern United States as a combination hurricane/nor’easter/winter storm. The program spotlights historical records broken by the storm and explores the possibility of more super storms in our future. Produced by Peacock Productions, this special features the scientific insights and expertise of The Weather Channel meteorologists including Jim Cantore, Stephanie Abrams, Bryan Norcross and Stu Ostro as they relay their first-hand experience in analyzing, forecasting and warning of the unprecedented storm. Airs at 3:00 p.m. ET and 9:00 p.m. ET
Editorial content on weather.com will include a photo gallery of hardest hit areas before and after Sandy, the 12 strange weather features of Sandy, the triumphs of forecasting models during Sandy, and a special look at five things Superstorm Sandy took that we'll never get back.
"One year ago, viewers turned to The Weather Channel more than any other news organization for up-to-the-minute comprehensive coverage of this unprecedented superstorm,” said David Clark, president of The Weather Channel network. "On the anniversary, we're offering viewers a mix of science and humanity behind the storm as only we can do."