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NOAA to issue U.S. Winter Outlook on October 20

October 13, 2016
A winter night.

NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center will host a media teleconference to announce the U.S. temperature and precipitation outlook for winter – December through February – and to discuss the latest forecast for La Niña and how that might influence this winter season. The Climate Prediction Center reissued a La Niña watch today after discontinuing it last month, citing new model data and more favorable trends toward its formation in late fall or early winter.

NOAA produces seasonal outlooks such as this to help communities prepare for weather that is likely to come in the next few months and minimize effects on lives and livelihoods. Giving people the information to protect themselves is key to NOAA’s effort to build a Weather-Ready Nation

WHAT:    
Media teleconference on U.S. Winter Outlook followed by Q & A

WHEN:         
Thu., Oct. 20, 11:00 a.m. EDT

WHO:     
Mike Halpert, deputy director, NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center

CALL-IN:    

This media briefing is for credentialed reporters only.

U.S. reporters: 1-800-369-3151 
International reporters: 1-415-228-4743 
Password: "Winter"

NOTE:

The press briefing is audio only, but news stations may send a camera to our College Park office for one-on-one interviews after the teleconference. Please contact Susan Buchanan to make arrangements. 

Media contact:    

Susan Buchanan, 301-427-9000