Rokerthon: Al hosts an online weather reporting relay

NEW YORK – Rokerthon returns for the fifth time with a record-breaking start to summer! Al Roker will attempt to set yet another Guinness World Records title by hosting an online weather reporting video relay. Ringing in the first official day of summer, Rokerthon 2021: Forecasting Your Best Summer Ever will air live on TODAY Monday, June 21 and simultaneously in-full on TODAY All Day, the morning show’s 24/7 streaming channel.

Come rain or shine, more than 50 NBC affiliate stations from across the country will join Roker to provide the ultimate live national weather report, in an attempt at a new Guinness World Records title for the most people in an online weather reporting video relay, live. Here in Albany, NewsChannel 13’s very own Reid Kisselback will join Al Roker to help break the record.

Each participant will highlight must-visit destinations from iconic American locations, forecasting an unforgettable summer from coast-to-coast and introducing viewers to the people and places that make this long awaited summer one to remember.

Each forecaster will be required to describe the current conditions of their location, as well as the outlook for at least the upcoming 24 hours, with no break between contestants.

Rokerthon first debuted in November 2014 when Al Roker broke the Guinness World Records title for the longest uninterrupted live TV weather report, reporting live for a remarkable 34 hours. Rokerthon continued when he set the Guinness World Records title for the fastest time to report a weather forecast from all 50 US states and the District of Columbia and for visiting five college campuses in five days to help college students break additional Guinness World Records titles. And just last year, Roker set the record for the most people in a virtual sandwich-making relay.

Be sure to watch the full Rokerthon on TODAY All Day, which is available to stream on (, Peacock, YouTube, Tubi, Xumo and via NBC News’ apps on Roku, Amazon Fire and Apple TV, with Pluto TV coming soon.