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Al Roker does the weather old school

Technology: Sometimes it's your best friend...sometimes not so much.

Al Roker's super-sized weather computer decided to take a personal day, but that didn't stop our fearless weatherman from delivering the forecast for "your neck of the woods" with an orange dry erase board.

The consensus on Thursday's outlook: he nailed it.

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This isn't the first time TODAY has presented the weather by hand. Al mimed the weather a few weeks back, and TODAY's first anchor Dave Garroway delivered the national weather forecast via chalkboard and phone back in the 1950s.

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See TODAY’s first weather forecast in 1952 – hand-drawn by host Dave Garroway!

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See TODAY’s first weather forecast in 1952 – hand-drawn by host Dave Garroway!

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Thankfully the computer was back up and running by later portions of the broadcast, allowing for a beautiful in-studio reunion. 

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Reunited!

But that didn't stop the gang from having a little fun at camera operator Tom Hogan's expense.

.@alroker and the rest of the teams had a little fun with our camera operator Tom Hogan. #TODAYshow

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