NOAA to announce U.S. Spring Outlook and flood risk

Q&A for reporters to follow
March 8, 2017 NOAA will discuss the spring flood potential across the country during its annual Spring Outlook media teleconference on Thu., March 16. Experts will also give the temperature, precipitation and drought outlooks for April through June, and an update on the Western snowpack, followed by a Q&A.
Spring flowers.

NOAA’s outlook provides emergency managers, water managers, state and local officials, and the public with valuable information so they will be prepared to make good decisions to protect life and property.

NOAA experts will also highlight NOAA’s Spring Weather Safety Campaign, which offers information on hazardous spring weather, such as tornadoes, floods, thunderstorm winds, hail, lightning, heat, wildfires, rip currents and tsunamis, and tips on how to stay safe.

Media teleconference to announce 2017 U.S. Spring Outlook

Thu., March 16, 11:00 a.m. EDT

This event is for reporters only. For the call-in number, please contact Maureen O’Leary.


  • Jon Gottschalck, chief, Operational Prediction Branch, NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center

  • Tom Graziano, Ph.D., director, NOAA's Office of Water Prediction

Additional experts available during Q&A:

  • Deke Arndt, Ph.D., chief, Climate Monitoring Branch, NOAA's National Climatic Data Center

  • Brad Rippey, meteorologist, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Maureen O’Leary, 301-427-9000