Al Roker Sets World Record With Nationwide Weather Reports - NBC New York

Al Roker Sets World Record With Nationwide Weather Reports



    Al Roker has set another Guinness World Record by delivering forecast from all 50 states within a week.

    Last year the "Today" show weatherman set a Guinness World Record title by delivering the weather live for 34 hours straight. The stunt raised $70,000 for the USO.

    After reporting the weather from Standford, Connecticut, Friday morning, Roker hoped on an Amtrak train to New York's Grand Central Station where he was greeted by fellow "Today" show personality Matt Lauer. 

    "I'm home," Roker said.

    The two walked from the commuter hub to Rockefeller Center, stopping to take selfies with fans who applauded Roker's efforts along the way. He arrived at the plaza to all the pomp and circumstance the feat deserved, which included a marching band, Mets mascots and the Rockettes. 

    After Roker gave his last forecast for the state of New York, an on-site official Guiness World Record adjudicator awarded the weatherman with a plaque and confirmed his entry in the "Guiness World Records" book.

    Thursday marked the last full day of Roker's race around the country, visiting Arlington, Virginia, and the nation's capital.

    His Wednesday schedule included stops in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina and West Virginia.

    Roker forecasted from eight cities on Tuesday. He visited Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Indiana, Michigan and Ohio.

    On what the weatherman dubbed "Monster Monday," Roker visited 13 states, including Arizona, Kansas, Texas and Wisconsin.

    "We've got a head start because we're literally at the Four Corners — Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona," Roker told NBC's Matt Lauer and the rest of the "Today" team Monday morning. "It's gonna be huge!"

    In Lawton, Oklahoma, he reported the weather from Fort Sill where he met the U.S. Army base's mascot Sgt. Short Round, a goat.

    Sunday, Roker started in Spokane, Washington. He was visited by Natalie Morales in Sacramento, California, and ended his day in Casper, Wyoming.

    On Saturday, Roker was in Anchorage, Alaska, where he was joined by NBC affiliate KTUU's weatherwoman Jackie Track and made a new friend, Jean Luc, the goat.

    Rokerthon 2 was launched live in Hawaii Friday morning. This year's trip is benefiting Feeding America, an organization devoted to feeding those in need across the nation.

    Roker will be delivering forecasts throughout his travels on "Today," local NBC affiliates, cable networks like CNBC, MSNBC, The Weather Channel and online. Planes, trains and automobiles will shuttle him across the country, and Roker is packing a few books and a supply of movies on his tablet.

    His final stop will be at Rockefeller Plaza in New York City on Nov. 13.

    "Al always takes on these larger than life challenges," Lauer said. "I know Al is ready for the country. I'm not sure the country is ready for Al."