When Weather Changed History

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When Weather Changed History
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Country of origin  United States
No. of episodes 24
Production
Running time 60 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel The Weather Channel
Picture format 480i (SD)
1080i (HD)
Original run January 6, 2008 (TWC), August 1st, 2014 (FYI)  – February 25, 2009 (TWC), TBA (FYI)

When Weather Changed History is a high-definition television series from The Weather Channel. It chronicles major events in history and the effect weather had on them.

Program History[edit]

When Weather Changed History launched on January 6, 2008 with the premiere episode focusing on the space shuttle Challenger explosion. The series premiered with record high ratings for its first season of 10 episodes. As a result, a second season consisting of 14 episodes was ordered. Season 2 premiered on October 5, 2008.

The last episode of When Weather Changed History premiered in February 2009. Currently reruns can be seen, however, the current fate of the program is unknown at this time. In December 2010, The Weather Channel aired a week's worth of Viewer's Choice episodes at 8 p.m. ET.

TWC launched a similar series, Weather That Changed the World, on June 9, 2013. The show will cover three stories that had appeared on When Weather Changed History - the Challenger tragedy, the Hindenburg, and the Titanic. In addition, the killer smog that hit Donora, Pennsylvania in 1948 - which had been covered on When Weather Changed History - will also be covered, along with the 1952 smog that hit London, England.

Episode list[edit]

Season 1[edit]

Number Episode Title
1 The Challenger Disaster (Aired January 6, 2008)
2 Battle of the Bulge (Aired January 13, 2008)
3 Air Florida Potomac Crash (Aired January 20, 2008)
4 Operation Eagle Claw (Aired January 27, 2008)
5 Rescue from the South Pole (Aired February 10, 2008)
6 Dunkirk (Aired February 28, 2008)
7 Delta 191 Crash (Aired March 2, 2008)
8 The Great Mississippi Flood (Aired March 9, 2008)
9 Coast Guard Rescue (Aired March 16, 2008)
10 Race to Nome (Aired March 23, 2008)

Season 2[edit]

Number Episode Title
11 Galveston Hurricane (Aired October 5, 2008)
12 The Great Chicago Fire (Aired October 12, 2008)
13 Titanic (Aired October 19, 2008)
14 Hindenburg (Aired October 26, 2008)
15 Killer Smog (Aired November 2, 2008)
16 Dust Bowl (Aired November 30, 2008)
17 D-Day (Aired December 7, 2008)
18 Drowning the Heartland (Iowa flood of 2008) (Aired December 14, 2008)
19 Nagasaki (Aired January 4, 2009)
20 Hurricane Katrina (Aired January 12, 2009)
21 Deadly Heat (Chicago, IL 1995) (Aired January 18, 2009)
22 Washington's Weather (Aired January 25, 2009)
23 Greentown (May 2007 tornado outbreak) (Aired February 22, 2009)
24 Super Outbreak (Aired February 25, 2009)

Viewing Schedule[edit]

All times are Eastern Time.

Wednesdays

  • 9:00pm-10:00pm
  • 12:00am-1:00am
  • 3:00am-4:00am

Weekends

  • 4:00am–4:30am (E/I)

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