NYC. the Statue of Liberty withstanding the crashing force of 50-foot waves. In one widely circulated image, the NY1 local news logo has been superimposed in the lower left corner, alongside a chyron readings "LIVE CAM 12:12 PM," making it seem as if the images are being broadcast on a reputable news channe. It's a terrifying image -- but it's also a computer-generated one, plucked from The Day After Tomorrow, the 2004 blockbuster thriller from disaster maestro Roland Emmerich
You'll learn to give the NY1 weatherman a run for his money. Before you head out, it's crucial to know the weather situation and where and how the waves break. Understanding the surfing forecast is tricky, Waters admits, "but once you start surfing on your own you have to know how to read the data." She recommends using apps like SwellInfo, Surfline, and MagicSeaWeed, as well as cozying up to the locals, who can give tips on the surf break, currents, and any potential hazards.
February 6, 2013: Celebrity participants in this year's Empire State Building Run-Up included LIVE with Kelly and Michael host Kelly Ripa, Today Show anchor Natalie Morales, The Weather Channel meteorologist Stephanie Abrams, NY1 anchor Pat Kiernan and meteorologist and reporter Amy Freeze.