Chuck Gaidica is leaving the weather desk after 27 years for new challenges, including  Local 4's new project, Force4Good.

So as we say good luck to Chuck as he makes this transition, ClickOnDetroit went deep into our archives to bring you 27 Hours Of Chuck. Over the next, well, 27 hours we'll post a throwback Chuck clip every hour to chronicle his tenure here at Local 4.

We kick it off by going all the way back to Dec. 3, 1987 for the opening of that evening's News 4 Nightbeat.