Al Roker stops at Montpelier during record setting jaunt

Mont­pe­lier res­i­dents got a thrill last night, when Today Show Weath­er­man Al Roker came to town. He’s been mak­ing his way around the coun­try to set the record for the fastest time ever for report­ing the weather from all 50 states. He told res­i­dents he chose Mont­pe­lier because it’s the birth­place of the man who coined the term “wind-chill fac­tor.” That man, Paul Siple, who became an Antarc­tic explorer, was born in Mont­pe­lier in 1908. After Roker’s stop here, he’s in Louisiana today to do the weather for NBC. It’s part of a fundraiser for Feed­ing Amer­ica, help­ing peo­ple in need across the coun­try. His cross-country jour­ney wraps Fri­day in New York.

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