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For the original Weather Center that aired from 1998-2009, see Weather Center (1998)

Weather Center
WeatherCenter2008.jpg
Format News/Talk program
Presented by Nathan Beard (Part 2/3)
Jim Cantore (Part 1)
Paul Goodloe (Part 2/3)
Nicole Mitchell (Part 2/3)
Alexandra Steele (Part 1)
Country of origin United States
Production
Location(s) Atlanta
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time Varies
Broadcast
Original channel The Weather Channel
Picture format 480i (SD)
1080i (HD)
Original run March 2, 2009 (2009-03-02) – present
Chronology
Preceded by Weather Center (1998)
Abrams & Bettes: Beyond the Forecast
Evening Edition
External links
Official website

Weather Center is a news/weather program produced by The Weather Channel in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Program History

Weather Center initially debuted in 1998 and was originally a program devoted to hard weather. Weather Center aired almost 24 hours a day during its first few years. In 2000, with the additions of First Outlook and Your Weather Today, the program became a daytime and evening show only. Weather Center has been shortened regularly since as more shows debuted, and by the end of 2008 it aired only an hour a day during the week.

In February 2009, The Weather Channel's media kit began showing a different logo for the program; the most notable change to come from this, however, was an addition, showing the program's name as "Weather Center with Abrams & Bettes"[1]. Changes to electronic program guide systems revealed that Weather Center would absorb the repeating overnight hour on weeknights, and that Weather Center was becoming an evening program (which correlates to the merger of Evening Edition and A&B). The expansion of Weather Center reverses a trend of partitioning that took place between 1998 and 2003. The changes themselves are some of the most far-reaching since the 2003 addition of Day Planner, Afternoon Outlook, and Weekend Outlook, itself a casualty of the changes (being replaced by Weekend View).

From May 5, 2009 through June 12, 2009, Mike Bettes left the studio to report on the VORTEX 2 project, a project in which researchers spent five weeks in tornado alley hunting down tornadoes in an attempt to discover more information about the formation of tornadoes. Throughout the entire duration of the project, Bettes reported live in the field throughout every edition of Abrams & Bettes Weather Center except for a couple of days where the entire project took the day off due to lack of tornadic activity. Several editions of the show featured Bettes and the Vortex2 crew actively chasing potential tornado-producing supercells, and on June 5, 2009, the crew caught its first and only tornado of the year live on PM Edition, the coverage of which spilled over into the beginning of Weather Center; both programs covered the entire tornado event commercial-free. While Bettes was gone in the field, Adam Berg filled his role in the studio.

On June 22nd, 2009, Stephanie Abrams and Mike Bettes moved to Your Weather Today. The final edition of Abrams & Bettes Weather Center was actually a week and a half before this on June 12th to allow Abrams and Bettes to take a week off from studio work prior to moving to mornings. This allowed Alexandra Steele and Jim Cantore to permanently take over over their 7 p.m. ET timeslot on June 15th, 2009 despite the fact that TV listing services such as Zap2it listed Cantore and Steele as taking over the show on June 22nd, the same day as Abrams and Bettes began hosting Your Weather Today. Kevin Robinson, a former host of Your Weather Today, began his role as a third host on the show on June 22nd. On the same day, Nicole Mitchell became Paul Goodloe's permanent co-host on the 10 p.m. ET edition of Weather Center. The 7p.m.-10p.m. EDT edition of Weather Center has a different name called Weather Center with Cantore and Steele with Jim Cantore and Alexandra Steele, similar to the morning show on The Weather Channel called Your Weather Today with Abrams and Bettes with co-hosts Stephanie Abrams and Mike Bettes. In December 2009, Kevin Robinson left the Weather Center with Cantore and Steele, and still works at TWC now as just a fill-in. Nathan Beard joined in 2009, and did not take his place, but joined the 2nd and 3rd time period of Weather Center. Now Paul Goodloe and Nicole Mitchell, instead of also working spreate nights on the 3rd period of Weather Center, now Nathan Beard does that period every night.

Segments

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Current

  • Coast to Coast
  • Green Your Routine
  • On The Radar
  • Photo Finish (Fridays only)
  • Top 5
  • Tomorrow's Weather Tonight
  • Where Am I? (also used on Your Weather Today)
  • Weather On The Web
  • Weekly Planner
  • Weather Crashers
  • Weather Wannabe
  • Worst Weather
  • Stump the Storm Tracker

Former (March 2009 - June 2009)

  • Destination:
  • YourCast (Now "Weather Wannabe")
  • Now You Know! (Moved to Your Weather Today)
  • 6 Degrees
  • Extreme-O-Meter
  • Weather 101
  • Forecast Earth Climate Scorecard
  • Forecast Earth Eco Update (Presented By Natalie Allen)
  • Tropical Update (June 2009-early November 2009) (returns June 2010)

Schedule

All times are eastern time.

Weekdays

  • 7:00pm-10:00pm with Jim Cantore and Alexandra Steele
  • 10:00pm-1:00am with Paul Goodloe, Nicole Mitchell, and Nathan Beard
  • 1:00am-4:00am with Nathan Beard

+The 1-2am hour is broadcast live and then repeated from 2-3am and again from 3-4am.

References


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