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NOAA to update 2018 Atlantic hurricane season outlook

August 2, 2018 On Thu., Aug. 9, NOAA will issue a planned update to the Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook as the season enters its historical peak period of August through October. So far this season there have been four named storms, including two hurricanes.
Hurricane Harvey reaches peak intensity on August 25, 2017.

Scientists monitoring the evolving summer conditions and latest model forecasts will discuss what is expected during the remainder of the season, which ends Nov. 30. The updated outlook is based on the most recent model predictions, evolving oceanic-atmospheric conditions, pre-and early season storm activity and the latest El Nino/La Nina forecasts.

WHAT:
Atlantic hurricane season outlook media teleconference and Q&A

WHEN:
Thu., Aug. 9, 11:00 AM EDT

WHO:
Gerry Bell, Ph.D, NOAA’s lead hurricane season forecaster

HOW:
Dial-in: 1-888-469-3044, International: 212-547-0237
Password: HURRICANE

Media Contact:
Lauren Gaches, 301-683-1327