When Weather Changed History
Format Documentary
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 24
Running time 60 minutes
Original channel The Weather Channel
Picture format 480i (SD)
1080i (HD)
Original airing January 6th, 2008 - Febuary 2009

When Weather Changed History is a high-definition television series from The Weather Channel. It chronicles major events in history and the effect weather had on them.

Program HistoryEdit

When Weather Changed History launched on January 6 2008 with the premiere episode focusing on the space shuttle Challenger explosion. The series premiered with record high ratings for its first season of 10 episodes. As a result, a second season consisting of 14 episodes was ordered. Season 2 premiered on October 5 2008.

Episode listEdit

Season 1Edit

Number Episode Title
1 Rescue From The South Pole
2 Battle Of The Bulge
3 Challenger
4 Race To Nome
5 The Great Mississippi Flood
6 Dunkirk
7 Rescue Swimmers
8 Potomac Crash
9 Crash Of Delta 191
10 Operation Eagle Claw

Season 2Edit

Number Episode Title
11 Galveston Hurricane
12 The Great Chicago Fire
13 Dust Bowl
14 Hindenburg Disaster
15 D-Day Invasion
16 Titanic
17 Nagasaki
18 Killer Smog
19 Drowning The Heartland (2008 Iowa floods)
20 Green Town (Greensburg, KS)
21 Deadly Heat (Chicago, IL 1995)
22 Katrina
23 Washington's Weather
24 Super Outbreak (Super Tuesday tornado outbreak)


All times are eastern time.


  • 3:00pm-4:00pm
  • 9:00pm-10:00pm
  • 3:00am-4:00am

See alsoEdit

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