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Can he break the record? Al Roker is attempting to set a new mark for longest uninterrupted live weather report broadcast — a remarkable 34 hours.

#Rokerthon began at 10:05 p.m. ET Wednesday, continuing non-stop until just after 8 a.m. Friday. It’s all for a good cause. Al is asking people to pledge support via his Crowdrise campaign, which benefits our armed forces and United States Service Organizations (USO).

Al’s attempt is part of Guinness World Records Day, an international celebration of record breaking taking place across the globe November 13.

The current official Guinness World Record is 24 hours, although Norwegian weather broadcaster Eli Kari Gjengedal did a 33-hour broadcast in September that is not yet an official record.

He has to follow specific rules in order for the record to be verified by Guinness:

  • He must talk about weather for the entirety of the time, outside of breaks.
  • He can talk about current weather, and weather seven days in the past or seven days ahead.
  • For every 60 minutes completed, he can take a five-minute break. The breaks can carry over and be combined, so if he goes four hours without stopping, he can take a 20-minute break.
  • Two independent witnesses must also be there at all times.

Tweet your support and weather questions with the hashtag #Rokerthon — he’ll have plenty of time to answer them!

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