Weather Channel wants you to keep your head in the clouds on Election Day

If you're frazzled, fried and dreading election night coverage in this year's combative presidential race, the balm to sooth your nerves may just be The Weather Channel.

The station hopes to draw Americans away from yammering political pundits and potentially terrifying election results by broadcasting a nine-hour marathon of "the most beautiful, awe-inspiring, and calming weather video and scenery ever caught on tape," it said in a press release Tuesday.

The programming, featuring clouds, rainbows, autumn splendor and a soundtrack of smooth jazz, will begin at 3 p.m. ET Nov. 8. You might want to hope for clear skies outside, however: The station will interrupt the peaceful views and sounds if severe weather threatens, Weather Channel spokesperson Bailey Rogers said.

Local forecasts on the 8s will also break in to the programming. This is "the first time we've ever done anything like this," Rogers said.

The Weather Channel says the event is "guaranteed to evoke tranquility and set your soul at ease" — that almost certainly won't be the case with many of the other major cable networks.


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