|Country of origin||United States|
|Original channel||The Weather Channel|
|Picture format||480i (SD)|
|Original run||March 2, 2009 – present|
Weather Center is a weeknight news/weather program produced and aired by The Weather Channel in Atlanta, Georgia. The series premired on March 2, 2009 replacing an older show with the same name, Evening Edition and Abrams & Bettes: Beyond The Forecast. The series focuses on the day's top weather stories, the forecast for tomorrow and the days ahead, fun weather segments and expert analys along with Local Forecasts.
All times are eastern time.
- 7:00pm-10:00pm with Jim Cantore, Alexandra Steele and Kevin Robinson
- 10:00pm-1:00am with Paul Goodloe and Nicole Mitchell
- 1:00am-2:00am with Paul Goodloe and Nicole Mitchell+
+This hour is broadcast live from 1-2am and then repeated from 2-3am and again from 3-4am. In addition, Goodloe and Mitchell alternate as hosts.
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: Beyond the Forecast 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.
- Green Your Routine
- On The Radar
- Photo Finish (Fridays only)
- Top 5
- Tomorrow's Weather Tonight
- Where Am I?
- Weather On The Web
- Weekly Planner
- Weather Wannabe
- YourCast (Now "Weather Wannabe")
- Now You Know! (Moved to Your Weather Today)
- 6 Degrees
- Weather 101
- Forecast Earth Climate Scorecard
- Forecast Earth Eco Update (Presented By Natalie Allen)