NOAA monthly climate call: Thursday, Feb. 18

Experts recap January, provide climate outlooks through May, and discuss climate conditions in Alaska
UPDATED: February 18, 2016. Audio from today's call posted to the "resources in this media advisory" section below.
February 16, 2016 On Thursday, climate and weather experts will be available to discuss key findings from NOAA's January U.S. & global climate analyses, as well as discuss the latest forecast for El Niño and how that may influence temperature and precipitation this winter/spring. In addition, experts will discuss climate conditions in Alaska.


WHEN: Thursday, February 18, 11:00 - 11:45 a.m. ET (USA)
  • Jake Crouch, climate scientist, NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Information-Climate Monitoring Branch
  • Rick Thoman, climate science and services manager, NOAA National Weather Service-Alaska 
  • Huug van den Dool, seasonal forecaster, NOAA's Climate Prediction Center-Operational Prediction Branch
Conference call (slides will accompany call, see below) 
  • Presentations
  • Questions and Answers
1. Dial into the conference call 
  • 1-888-323-9705 U.S./Canada (toll-free) 
  • 1-517-308-9429 International (toll) 
  • Passcode: "CLIMATE" 
2. View slides at (available approximately one hour before teleconference)
NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information climate reports recapping Jan. 2016:
NOAA Climate Prediction Center outlooks & assessments:
NOAA El Niño page:
U.S. Drought Portal:
NOAA Climate Portal:
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