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NOAA to discuss monthly climate conditions for U.S. and globe

Experts recap April, provide climate outlooks through August, and discuss extreme rainfall and impacts in Texas over the last 12 months.
UPDATED: May 19, 2016. Audio from today's call is posted to the "Related Resources" section below.
May 17, 2016
January to April 2016 (year to date) mean temperature departure from average
On Thursday, May 19, climate and weather experts will discuss key findings from NOAA's April U.S. and global climate analyses and the latest forecast for El Niño/La Niña and how that may influence temperature and precipitation in the coming months. In addition, an expert will discuss extreme rainfall and impacts in Texas over the last 12 months.  
 
WHEN
Thursday, May 19, 11:00 - 11:45 a.m. ET (USA)
 
WHO
• Jake Crouch, climate scientist, NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Information-Climate Monitoring Branch
• Victor Murphy, climate service program manager, NOAA's National Weather Service-Southern Region
• Stephen Baxter, meteorologist and seasonal forecaster, NOAA's Climate Prediction Center-Operational Prediction Branch
 
WHAT
Conference call (slides will accompany call, see below)
• presentations
• questions and answers
 
HOW
1. Dial into the conference call
• 1-888-316-9414 U.S./Canada (toll-free)
• 1-210-234-0036 International (toll)
• Passcode: "Climate"
2. view slides at: http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc/briefings (available approximately one-hour before call)
 
MEDIA CONTACT
• John Leslie, john.leslie@noaa.gov, 301-713-0214
• Brady Phillips, brady.phillips@noaa.gov, 202-407-1298
 
FOR MORE INFORMATION