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Al Roker aims for, breaks world record weather report

NEW YORK, NY (WALB) -

He did it! Al Roker has set a new Guinness World Record for the longest uninterrupted live weather report broadcast — a remarkable 34 hours.

#Rokerthon began Livestreaming at 10 p.m. ET Wednesday, November 12 on TODAY.com and ended 8 a.m. ET Friday, November 14 live on TODAY.

Al's feat was part of Guinness World Records Day, an international celebration of record breaking taking place across the globe November 13.

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

Al had to only talk about weather for the entirety of the time, outside of breaks.

He could talk about current weather, and weather seven days in the past or seven days ahead.

For every 60 minutes completed, Al was given a five-minute break. The breaks were able to be carried over and be combined, so if he went four hours without stopping, he could take a 20-minute break.

Two independent witnesses had to be there at all times.

Al asked people to pledge support via his Crowdrise campaign, which benefits our armed forces and United Service Organizations (USO).

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