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Al Roker tries to break record for weather reporting

Al Roker is going for the Guinness World Record for longest weather report

There are world records you're aware of: strongest man, oldest woman, smallest person. And then there are world records you've never heard of: such as world's longest weather report. And on Friday morning just after 5 a.m. PT, "Today" weatherman Al Roker should have the record.

Roker is currently in the midst of "Rokerthon," a 34-hour continuous weather report.

Curious viewers can check in on Roker at, where the broadcast is being streamed in its entirety. 

Along with the weather, Roker is using his extended on-camera time to raise money and awareness for the United Service Organizations or USO, which benefits the armed services.

The ground rules, as laid out by the Guinness World Records people, say that Roker must discuss the weather, either current, forecast or recently past, for the entire time he's on the air. For every hour he's on the air, he can have a five minute break. And if he's on the air for four hours straight he can have a 20 minute break.

He also must have two witnesses watching him in person at all times.

The woman to beat is Norwegian weather forecaster Eli Kari Gjengedal, who captured the title back in September with her 33-hour broadcast, which she delivered part of in her pajamas.

Roker began his broadcast at 7:05 p.m. PT on Wednesday and been delivering weather reports from around the world. He has even delivered his lunch order and checked his e-mail on camera. 

Will he make it?

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