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Media teleconference for U.S. Spring Outlook and flood risk on Thursday, March 17

UPDATED: March 17, 2016. Audio from today's media availability is posted in the "resources in the media advisory" section below.
March 14, 2016 NOAA will host its annual Spring Outlook media teleconference to discuss the spring flood potential across the country and deliver the spring outlook for temperature, precipitation and drought. 
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The outlook is part of a suite of weather and climate tools that NOAA provides emergency managers, water managers, state and local officials, and the public to help them prepare and make good decisions to protect life and property. 

NOAA’s Spring Weather Safety Campaign (March to June) offers information on hazardous spring weather -- tornadoes, floods, thunderstorm winds, hail, lightning, heat, wildfires, rip currents and tsunamis -- and tips on how to stay safe.

WHAT:
Media teleconference to announce 2016 U.S. Spring Outlook

WHEN:
Thursday, March 17, 11:00 a.m. EDT
Call in:  888-790-1740 
Password: 8873941

SPEAKERS:

  • Jon Gottschalck, chief, Operational Prediction Branch, NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center
  • Thomas Graziano, Ph.D., acting director, NOAA’s National Water Center
  • Rob Hartman, hydrologist-in-charge, NOAA's California Nevada River Forecast Center

Additional experts available during Q&A:

  • Deke Arndt, chief, Climate Monitoring Branch, NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Information
  • Brad Rippey, meteorologist, USDA

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Media contact
Susan Buchanan
301-427-9000