NOAA monthly climate call: May 16

Experts recap April and provide outlooks through August
Audio from the May 16, 2019 monthly climate call is posted to the "resources" section below.
May 14, 2019
A collage of typical climate and weather-related events: heatwaves, drought, hurricanes, wildfires and changes in sea ice coverage.

On Thursday, climate and weather experts will discuss key findings from NOAA's U.S. and climate analyses for April, as well as the latest U.S. seasonal outlooks for temperature, precipitation and drought through August. In addition, an expert will also provide an overview of the impacts of recent weather across the U.S. on the national drought footprint and agriculture.

Thursday, May 16, 11:00 - 11:45 a.m. ET (USA)

- Karin Gleason, climate scientist, NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information
- Brad Rippey, meteorologist, Office of the Chief Economist, U.S. Department of Agriculture 
- Stephen Baxter, meteorologist, NOAA Climate Prediction Center

Conference Call (slides will accompany the call, see below)
-  Presentations
-  Questions and Answers

1. Dial into the conference call

  • 888-957-9822 U.S./Canada (toll-free)
  • 1-773-756-4811 International (toll)
  • Passcode: "CLIMATE"

 2. View slides at link (available approximately 30 minutes before teleconference). 

Following the call, an audio file will be posted within 90 minutes to this advisory.


Media contact
Lauren Gaches, 301-683-1327
John Leslie, 301-713-0214