'Weather World' broadcast now available for livestreaming

Gabrielle Stewart
August 16, 2019

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — "Weather World," the Penn State Department of Meteorology and Atmospheric Science’s weekday 15-minute weather broadcast, is now available for livestreaming.

For more than 35 years, the Emmy Award-winning show has offered long-range forecasts and unique content that answers why, when and how weather will affect viewers' lives. 

Based on weather forecasts first started in 1957 by Charles Hosler, dean emeritus of the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, the educational program aims to inform the public on the weather forecast and concepts underlying everyday weather. The show’s current format was created by former meteorology faculty members Paul Knight and Fred Gadomski in 1983, and it celebrated its 35th anniversary in 2018.

Today’s show features hosts from the Department of Meteorology and Atmospheric Science, including researcher Rob Lydick; lecturer Marisa Ferger; Jon Nese, associate head of the undergraduate program and teaching professor; Bill Syrett, assistant teaching professor and manager of the Joel N. Myers Weather Center; and Steve Seman, assistant teaching professor. Students in the Department of Meteorology and Atmospheric Science also participate on the show and behind the scenes.

Students Weather World

Students in the Department of Meteorology and Atmospheric Science work behind the scenes to help produce the "Weather World" show.

IMAGE: Penn State

The show airs Monday through Friday at 5:30 and 5:45 p.m. on WPSU and at 5:45 p.m. on the Pennsylvania Cable Network (PCN).

"Weather World" can be found online at the Pennsylvania Educational Communications Systems website and the WPSU website, as well as the PCN app and WPSU app for smartphones and tablets. Each new episode can be streamed for 24 hours after airing at 5:30 p.m. on weekdays.

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Last Updated August 16, 2019