NOAA to announce 2021 Atlantic hurricane season outlook on May 20

Storm clouds gather over Brighton Beach.
Clouds from an approaching Hurricane Sandy over Brighton Beach in New York, August 2012. (iStock)

NOAA will announce its initial outlook for the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season during a national media briefing on May 20 at 12:30 p.m. ET. Speakers will address the anticipated activity for the 2021 hurricane season and provide information on how to be prepared for the season (June 1 - November 30).


Thursday, May 20; 12:30 p.m. ET


NOAA virtual media briefing to announce the 2021 Hurricane Outlook.


  • Gina Raimondo, U.S. Secretary of Commerce
  • Ben Friedman, acting NOAA administrator
  • Matthew Rosencrans, hurricane season outlook lead, NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center
  • Deanne Criswell, FEMA administrator


GoToWebinar. The briefing will be followed by a Q&A session.

*For credentialed reporters only

Interested reporters must register using the GoToWebinar form offsite link.

To participate in the Q&A portion of the media briefing, please be sure to register using your full name and media affiliation. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Additional resources:

Hurricane safety and preparedness critically important before the season begins on June 1. NOAA’s National Weather Service provides resources to prepare for hurricane hazards and real-time updates about active weather systems from the National Hurricane Center at


Media contact

Lauren, (202) 740-8314