The Fifth Season of the Weather Channel Ends on a Cliffhanger
As more than 49 million viewers tuned in, the final episode of the Weather Channel ended with an unprecedented cliffhanger. Just as viewers learned of a low-pressure system moving across the plains, bringing with it a 40% chance of showers, light winds, and a partially cloudy day, screens across the nation suddenly went blank.
Moments later, as music grew to a crescendo, the words “To be continued . . .” appeared.
“We try to mix it up a bit,” said Weather Channel spokesperson Shen Kuo. “It can't be all about tornados and hurricanes, or it gets boring. We're trying to develop stronger plotlines, better, more in-depth characters, and the occasional dust storm.”
From August to January the Weather Channel will feature reruns of the Storm Story featuring Jim Cantore's “noodling” adventure in Arkansas and/or Stephanie Abrams' infamous Wichita “wardrobe malfunction."
“I think viewers will ultimately be surprised by the plot resolution,” Kuo said. When pressed, he continued, “We're really going to mix things up. Maybe a June snowstorm in Arizona? We've got a great writing team. Anything's possible.”