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NOAA to issue U.S. Winter Outlook on October 18

October 15, 2018
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 El Nino and how it might influence this winter season. NOAA forecasters will also discuss the current drought conditions in the U.S. and announce the seasonal Drought Outlook for the months ahead.

NOAA produces seasonal outlooks to help communities prepare for weather and climate that is likely to come during the next few months in order to minimize impacts on lives and livelihoods. Empowering people with the information they need to take action 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. 18, 11:00 a.m. EDT

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

CALL-IN:    

This media teleconference is for credentialed reporters only.

U.S. reporters: 888-566-6140
International reporters: 1-517-308-9043
Password: "Winter"

NOTE:
The media teleconference is audio only, but news stations may send a camera to our College Park, Maryland office for one-on-one interviews after the teleconference. Please contact Lauren Gaches to make arrangements. 

Media contact
Lauren Gaches, 301-683-1327